Brian J. Spano

Brian J. Spano

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303.628.9567 office
303.623.9222 fax
1200 Seventeenth Street
Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

Mr. Spano is Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Denver Office Managing Partner. He is a ‎member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group where his practice focuses ‎primarily on the representation of corporate clients in a wide variety of ‎commercial and insurance-related disputes, including representation in ‎commercial litigation, D&O, breach of contract, class actions, insurance coverage and ‎bad faith actions.‎

Mr. Spano has served as receiver and counsel to the Colorado ‎Commissioner of Insurance with respect to regulatory issues and in ‎connection with troubled insurance companies. Brian counsels and ‎represents insurance carriers in regulatory actions, including financial and ‎market conduct exams. He also serves as counsel to state life and health ‎insurance guaranty associations in multistate insurance company ‎insolvencies, including representation in ancillary litigation, and the sale ‎and acquisition of insurance-related business.‎

Professional Experience

  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (legacy firm Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP), 1987-Present

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Mr. Spano has presented to the Society of Financial Examiners, the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations, various state insurance guaranty associations, and industry organizations.

Related Publications

  • Author, "E&O Insurance Update," Colorado REALTOR® News, February 1998
  • Co-Author, "Guaranty Associations Play Vital Role in Liquidating Estate Assets," NOLHGA Journal, Spring 1998
  • Co-Author, "Big Lessons from a Small Insolvency: American Woodmen's Life Insurance Company," NOLHGA Journal, 1994

Other Info


J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 1987
B.A., University of Michigan, 1984, with Distinction

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 1987

Court Admissions

Colorado State Judicial District Courts
Colorado Court of Appeals
Colorado Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Colorado
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, New Mexico

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Cranmer ParkHilltop Civic Association, Board Member and Former President
  • Denver Board of Ethics, Vice Chair
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • International Association of Insurance Receivers, Member