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WilmerHale Continues Expansion in Denver With Addition of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Attorney Sarah Judkins

December 19, 2016

WilmerHale announced that it has added Sarah C. Judkins as an associate attorney in the firm's Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Practice. The addition further strengthens the Denver office's prowess in a range of regulatory, litigation, legislative and transactional matters arising at the intersection of law, business, science, and public policy.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Judkins served as a law clerk for Judge Carlos F. Lucero of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She also served as a Legal Fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund, clerked for Earthjustice and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, and served as a legal intern to former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. and in the Natural Resources Section of the Colorado Office of the Attorney General.

Ms. Judkins earned a combined JD and Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies (Order of the Coif) from the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Music Performance (magna cum laude) from Whitman College. 

“Sarah is a terrific addition to our Denver office and our EENR Practice,” said Andy Spielman, co-partner in charge of WilmerHale's Denver office and chair of WilmerHale's Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Practice. “Her unique mix of experience—including natural resources issues in state and federal courts, regulatory agency and conservation nonprofits—will be invaluable to our energy and recreation industry clients.”

Over the past five years, innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders have converged on Colorado, helping it to now routinely rank as a top-five state in the areas of best places to live, fastest growing economies, best business climates and most educated workforces. The attorneys in WilmerHale's Denver office help support business growth, particularly in the areas of energy and environment, intellectual property, investigations and litigation, strategic response and Native American law. 

WilmerHale's Denver office was founded in 2014 in part by Partners Ken Salazar and Tom Strickland. The firm boasts renowned IP, litigation and controversy, securities, regulatory and government affairs, and transactional practices, with unique strengths in growing sectors such as energy, privacy and cybersecurity, education and technology.