1225 17th Street, Suite 2600
Denver, Colorado 80202   Map
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WilmerHale's Denver office has expanded the firm's presence in the Rocky Mountain region. Over the past decade, innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders have converged on Colorado, which routinely ranks among the top states in the areas of best places to live, fastest growing economies, best business climates and most educated workforces.

Our Denver-based team includes lawyers with significant legal and government experience—Partners Ken Salazar, Tom Strickland, Andy Spielman and John Walsh—and is recognized for having extensive knowledge in the areas of energy and environment, intellectual property, investigations and litigation, corporate, strategic response, and Native American law. Our IP lawyers—including Natalie Hanlon Leh, Ben Fernandez and Mindy Sooter—represent clients on a range of issues involving patent, copyright, and trademark and trade secret law, and serve as lead counsel in high-profile patent litigation and prosecution cases. Expanding the firm's Corporate Practice in Denver, Keith Trammell counsels public companies, private equity funds and privately held companies on capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions.

All of our lawyers represent numerous Colorado and Rocky Mountain companies, and also support clients headquartered in other cities and countries. The firm's Intellectual Property Department and IP Litigation Practice, which include lawyers from the Denver office, are consistently ranked among the best in the United States by Chambers and Partners, Law360 and The American Lawyer. The lawyers in our Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Practice, led by Andy Spielman, help clients achieve their business objectives in a range of regulatory, litigation, legislative and transactional matters at the intersection of law, business, science and public policy.

WilmerHale's preeminent Native American Law Practice has a strong record of handling high-stakes litigation and complex regulatory matters, with lawyers representing tribes on a variety of issues such as energy and natural resource development, land acquisition, water rights, gaming matters, and tribal sovereignty. Our Strategic Response Group assists clients in navigating multifaceted challenges with legal, public policy and media dimensions.

Drawing on the collective experience of the firm's 1,000 lawyers located throughout the United States and around the world, we are able to serve leaders of the Rocky Mountain region's business community and are dedicated to growing the economy and making Colorado a sought-after place to do business. We are also deeply invested in our community, and regularly provide lawyers and staff with opportunities to make an impact through pro bono and community service. We recruit talented and accomplished lawyers and staff in Denver and are proud of our diverse and growing office, which is 57% female and 34% minority, and is co-led by Natalie Hanlon Leh.

WilmerHale's clients rely on the valuable insight of our seasoned lawyers, who have years of experience working on unique and challenging issues. Our Denver office exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit, camaraderie and collegiality of the region, and is backed by the capabilities and depth of a leading global firm.

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From Denver International Airport
Take Pena Boulevard to I-70; merge onto I-70 West to I-25.
Follow the signs to the I-25 South exit.
Travel south on I-25 and follow the signs for the 38th Avenue/Park Avenue exit.
Keeping right at the fork, follow the signs for Park Avenue/Downtown and merge onto Fox Street/Park Avenue West.
Follow Park Avenue West onto 22nd street and continue.
Turn right onto Blake Street (or you can turn right at Larimer Street).
Next turn left onto 17th Street.
The 17th Street Plaza Building will be on the left at 17th and Lawrence Street.

From I-25 South
Travel north on I-25 and take the 6th Avenue East exit toward Denver.
From the far left lane on 6th Avenue, turn left on S. Santa Fe Drive.
Travel on S. Santa Fe Drive to Speer Boulevard (staying in the left lane).
Turn left at Speer Boulevard and travel to Lawrence Street.
Turn right on Lawrence Street and travel to 17th Street.
The 17th Street Plaza Building is at the corner of 17th and Lawrence Street.

Metered parking is available surrounding the building. There is also public parking available in the building's parking garage with a daily rate of $16.00. The entrance to the garage is near the intersection of 18th Street and Laramar Street.

Connor, Michael

Michael Connor


+1 202 663 6063 (t)

Salazar, Ken

Ken Salazar


+1 720 274 3131 (t)

Spielman, Andy

Andrew L. Spielman


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Keith A. Trammell


+1 720 598 3441 (t)

Walsh, John

John F. Walsh


+1 720 274 3154 (t)

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Publications & News


March 21, 2018

Selected 2018 M&A Transactions

In 2017, we advised clients on more than 75 M&A transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $60 billion, providing guidance in areas including corporate, securities, antitrust and tax. Since 2007, we have participated in more than 1,000 mergers and acquisitions with a total value in excess of $400 billion, ranging from sales of VC-backed companies to multibillion-dollar global mergers.

March 21, 2018

Selected 2018 Public Offerings and Rule 144A Placements

In 2017, we handled more than 40 public offerings and Rule 144A placements raising approximately $18 billion, for leading companies in life sciences, technology, financial services, communications and other industries. Since 2007, we have served as counsel in approximately 400 public offerings and Rule 144A placements with total proceeds in excess of $150 billion.

March 21, 2018

Selected 2018 Venture Financings As Company Counsel

In 2017, we served as counsel in more than 250 venture financings raising over $4.5 billion, including some of the largest and most prominent deals of the year. Since 2007, we have handled more than 2,800 venture financings with total proceeds in excess of $35 billion.

March 16, 2018

WilmerHale Recognized for Outstanding International Lawyers and Practices in Chambers Global 2018

In the 2018 edition of Chambers Global, 33 WilmerHale lawyers were named among “The World's Leading Lawyers for Business."

March 8, 2018

Denver Business Journal Recognizes Kayla Byers as One of Colorado's Top Women in Energy

The Denver Business Journal has named Denver attorney Kayla Byers as one of Colorado's most important and influential female leaders in the state's energy industry.

March 8, 2018

Law Week Colorado Names Partner Mindy Sooter One of the State's Top Litigators

Law Week Colorado has named Denver Partner Mindy Sooter one of Colorado's most talented and accomplished litigation attorneys.

March 6, 2018

Minority Corporate Counsel Association Recognizes Partner Ken Salazar

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named Denver Partner Ken Salazar one if its 2018 Rainmakers, a designation that recognizes Salazar's expertise at the intersection of law and business development.

January 12, 2018

Three Denver Partners Named Top Lawyers by Influential 5280 Magazine

WilmerHale partners Natalie Hanlon Leh, Andy Spielman and Keith Trammell have again been recognized as three of Denver's Top Lawyers by 5280 Magazine in its annual ranking of the city's most respected attorneys.

December 21, 2017

WilmerHale Shepherds Model Pact Between Boulder County Ski Resort Client, Environmentalists and Community

Balancing environmental concerns related to wilderness areas with thoughtful ski resort development to serve a wide spectrum of interests and abilities can raise significant challenges to reaching an outcome supported by all interested parties.

December 7, 2017

Denver Business Journal Recognizes Partner Ken Salazar as One of Colorado's Most Important Energy Leaders

The publication, as part of its annual Who's Who in Energy awards, recognizes leaders from a variety of industries including accounting, finance, law, oil and gas, utilities, midstream and education.

  • American Lawyer 200 Pro Bono Rankings   – The firm is consistently ranked at or near the top of the annual pro bono rankings.
  • American Lawyer "A-List" – The firm is annually recognized in a compilation that lists the leading US firms and honors overall excellence, including financial success, commitment to pro bono work, workforce diversity and the training and development of younger lawyers. 
  • Best Lawyers in America (2017) – Recognized 101 of our lawyers for outstanding reputations and distinguished work in their practice areas. Six partners were also recognized as "Lawyer of the Year."
  • BTI Consulting Group (2015-2018) – WilmerHale was recognized as the "Most-Favored IP Department" in the nation, one of two firms that are the "Best at Complex IP Litigation," one of six firms identified as "Go To IP Litigation Firms," and one of five firms called out as "Go To IP Firms" (for non-litigation IP work) in the BTI Intellectual Property Outlook 2015 report. WilmerHale was named as an "IP Litigation Standout"—among the top 5% of all firms—in the 2018 and 2017 editions of the BTI Litigation Outlook.
  • Chambers & Partners (2003-2017) – The firm is consistently and prominently ranked in Chambers' guidebooks to the legal profession, which includes significant accolades in the Asia, Europe, Global, USA and UK editions.
  • Corporate Board Member (2014-2016) – WilmerHale was named a Top 25 National Corporate Law Firm in the United States, and in 2014 was named "America's Top Corporate Law Firm" as a result of feedback from thousands of directors and officers of US publicly traded companies.
  • Corporate Equality Index (2009-2016) – WilmerHale earned a 100 percent rating in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). This is the seventh consecutive year WilmerHale has received a perfect CEI score on the survey, which evaluates the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in the workplace.
  • Law Week Colorado (2017, 2015) – Named five partners among the 2017 Barrister's Best, a list recognizing "the best of the best" by Denver's legal community and the editors of Law Week. In 2015, the firm was ranked among Law Week Colorado's annual list of Colorado 200, a ranking of the state's largest law firms.
  • Legal 500 (2009-2017) – The firm is frequently ranked in this series of referral guides focusing on each of the Asia Pacific, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and US markets.
  • MultiCultural Law Magazine (2013) – For the sixth year in a row, the firm ranked in "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity ." In 2012, the firm ranked in the specialized areas of "Top 100 Law Firms for Women," "Top 50 Law Firms for Partners," "Top 50 Law Firms for Associates," "Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans," and "Top 25 Law Firms for Asian-Americans."
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers® (2012-2017) - In the 2017 Best Law Firms list, the firm received first-tier law firm in 21 national and 56 metro-area rankings, including a first-tier ranking for intellectual property litigation in Colorado. In addition, the firm boasts 40 second- and third-tier rankings. In 2016, the firm was named "Law Firm of the Year" in Mutual Funds Law, and received first-tier rankings in 21 national and 58 metro-area practices. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, WilmerHale was "Law Firm of the Year" in International Arbitration, and in 2012, WilmerHale was named "Law Firm of the Year" in Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation and Securities Litigation.
  • Working Mother magazine and Flex Time Lawyers (2007-2016) – The firm has been included in the "Best Law Firms for Women" list every year since the list came out in 2007. The Best Law Firms for Women are recognized for having programs that encourage networking, training and mentoring for women, and for fostering environments that enable women to balance successful careers with motherhood.
  • Yale Law Women (2008-2012, 2015-2016) – For seven years, WilmerHale has been named to the Yale Law Women's list of "Top Ten Family Friendly Firms."

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