Influential legal publication Law Week Colorado has singled out WilmerHale for its strong growth in the Denver market, recognizing the firm as part of its Colorado 200 list of largest law firms in the state. Since its founding in 2014, the Denver office has grown from two attorneys and three total employees to 21 attorneys and 36 total employees.
As published by Law Week Colorado, “When WilmerHale first opened its Denver office with two partners and an executive assistant, it was the first new location for the law firm in a decade and its first in the middle of the US. The Denver branch has since grown to 21 attorneys in a handful of practice specialties, a number that has earned WilmerHale a spot on Law Week Colorado's 200 list for the first time.”
Natalie Hanlon Leh, co-partner-in-charge of the Denver office, is quoted extensively in the article, sharing the office's philosophy of focusing more narrowly on areas of expertise and practicing them very well.
“Hanlon Leh said Denver's energy and natural resources practice leads the growth of the specialty for WilmerHale nationally. Meanwhile, Denver's intellectual property and complex litigation practices, the latter of which focuses on government investigations and white collar crime, are meant to integrate with the rest of the firm's presence in those areas.”