Complex Litigation

Many of the litigation attorneys at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie are actively involved in the practice of complex litigation. We provide effective and efficient handling of high-stakes, complex litigation and excel in the use of technology for document management in these situations.

Our attorneys have experience in representing clients in large and sophisticated commercial disputes, frequently involving complex business and financial transactions, technology, foreign law, class actions, multiple related lawsuits with numerous plaintiffs and defendants, and multi-district litigation. Many of the firm's litigation attorneys have been named to Colorado Super Lawyers® and listed in Best Lawyers in America®. We also have attorneys involved in complex litigation who have been named to Chambers USA's Annual Clients Guide to Business Lawyers. And as further indication of the strength of the firm's complex litigation practice, we also have attorneys inducted as Fellows of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. This honor is bestowed on no more than one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.

In providing sophisticated and vigorous complex litigation representation, our attorneys work closely with clients to develop a thorough strategy to coordinate parties, multiple suits, and issues with the goal of achieving a favorable resolution as expeditiously and economically as possible.

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Litigation

Michael D. Plachy
Michael D. Plachy
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Denver
mplachy@​lrrc.com
303.628.9532 / vCard
Bruce E. Samuels
Bruce E. Samuels
Practice Group Manager, Partner
Phoenix
bsamuels@​lrrc.com
602.262.0216 / vCard
Ann-Martha Andrews
Ann-Martha Andrews
Partner
Phoenix, Las Vegas, Albuquerque
aandrews@​lrrc.com
602.262.5707 / vCard
Edwin A. Barkel
Edwin A. Barkel
Partner
Phoenix
ebarkel@​lrrc.com
602.262.5377 / vCard
Frederick J. Baumann
Frederick J. Baumann
Partner
Denver
fbaumann@​lrrc.com
303.628.9542 / vCard
John E. Bragonje
John E. Bragonje
Partner
Las Vegas
jbragonje@​lrrc.com
702.474.2625 / vCard
Stephen M. Bressler
Stephen M. Bressler
Partner
Phoenix
sbressler@​lrrc.com
602.262.5376 / vCard
Scott M. Browning
Scott M. Browning
Partner
Denver
sbrowning@​lrrc.com
303.628.9540 / vCard
Chad S. Caby
Chad S. Caby
Partner
Denver
ccaby@​lrrc.com
303.628.9583 / vCard
Rob Charles
Rob Charles
Partner
Tucson, Las Vegas
rcharles@​lrrc.com
520.629.4427 / vCard
Brent R. Cohen
Brent R. Cohen
Partner
Denver
bcohen@​lrrc.com
303.628.9521 / vCard
Howard E. Cole
Howard E. Cole
Partner
Las Vegas, Irvine
hcole@​lrrc.com
702.949.8315 / vCard
Ross L. Crown
Ross L. Crown
Partner
Albuquerque
rcrown@​lrrc.com
505.764.5402 / vCard
Justin D. Cumming
Justin D. Cumming
Partner
Denver
jcumming@​lrrc.com
303.628.9526 / vCard
Dale A. Danneman
Dale A. Danneman
Partner
Phoenix
ddanneman@​lrrc.com
602.262.5371 / vCard
Kimberly A. Demarchi
Kimberly A. Demarchi
Partner
Phoenix
kdemarchi@​lrrc.com
602.262.5728 / vCard
E. Martín Enriquez
E. Martín Enriquez
Partner
Denver
menriquez@​lrrc.com
303.628.9585 / vCard
Todd D. Erb
Todd D. Erb
Partner
Phoenix
terb@​lrrc.com
602.262.5726 / vCard
Susan M. Freeman
Susan M. Freeman
Partner
Phoenix
sfreeman@​lrrc.com
602.262.5756 / vCard
Jessica L. Fuller
Jessica L. Fuller
Partner
Denver
jfuller@​lrrc.com
303.628.9527 / vCard
David D. Garner
David D. Garner
Partner
Phoenix
dgarner@​lrrc.com
602.262.5335 / vCard
Edward A. Gleason
Edward A. Gleason
Partner
Colorado Springs
egleason@​lrrc.com
719.386.3007 / vCard
Joel A. Glover
Joel A. Glover
Partner
Denver
jglover@​lrrc.com
303.628.9553 / vCard
Charles Goldberg
Charles Goldberg
Partner
Denver
cgoldberg@​lrrc.com
303.628.9533 / vCard
Dan Goldfine
Dan Goldfine
Partner
Phoenix
dgoldfine@​lrrc.com
602.262.5392 / vCard
Tamara F. Goodlette
Tamara F. Goodlette
Partner
Denver
tgoodlette@​lrrc.com
303.628.9518 / vCard
Josh Grabel
Josh Grabel
Partner
Phoenix
jgrabel@​lrrc.com
602.262.5759 / vCard
Eric V. Hall
Eric V. Hall
Partner
Colorado Springs
ehall@​lrrc.com
719.386.3030 / vCard
Frances J. Haynes
Frances J. Haynes
Partner
Phoenix
fhaynes@​lrrc.com
602.262.5710 / vCard
Von S. Heinz
Von S. Heinz
Partner
Las Vegas
vheinz@​lrrc.com
702.949.8215 / vCard
Joel D. Henriod
Joel D. Henriod
Partner
Las Vegas
jhenriod@​lrrc.com
702.474.2681 / vCard
John C. Hinderaker
John C. Hinderaker
Partner
Tucson
jhinderaker@​lrrc.com
520.629.4430 / vCard
Kristina N. Holmstrom
Kristina N. Holmstrom
Partner
Phoenix, Las Vegas
kholmstrom@​lrrc.com
602.262.5762 / vCard
Steven J. Hulsman
Steven J. Hulsman
Partner
Phoenix
shulsman@​lrrc.com
602.262.5313 / vCard
John N. Iurino
John N. Iurino
Partner
Tucson
jiurino@​lrrc.com
520.629.4432 / vCard
Dennis E. Jontz
Dennis E. Jontz
Partner
Albuquerque
djontz@​lrrc.com
505.764.5405 / vCard
J. Christopher Jorgensen
J. Christopher Jorgensen
Partner
Las Vegas
cjorgensen@​lrrc.com
702.474.2642 / vCard
Gregory B. Kanan
Gregory B. Kanan
Partner
Denver
gkanan@​lrrc.com
303.628.9530 / vCard
Lawrence A. Kasten
Lawrence A. Kasten
Partner
Phoenix
lkasten@​lrrc.com
602.262.0228 / vCard
Robert Kort
Robert Kort
Partner
Phoenix
rkort@​lrrc.com
602.262.5783 / vCard
Kris J. Kostolansky
Kris J. Kostolansky
Partner
Denver
kkosto@​lrrc.com
303.628.9515 / vCard
Mark G. Krum
Mark G. Krum
Partner
Las Vegas
mkrum@​lrrc.com
702.949.8217 / vCard
James M. Lyons
James M. Lyons
Partner
Denver
jlyons@​lrrc.com
303.628.9546 / vCard
Paul A. Matteoni
Paul A. Matteoni
Partner
Reno
pmatteoni@​lrrc.com
775.321.3425 / vCard
Robert H. McKirgan
Robert H. McKirgan
Partner
Phoenix
rmckirgan@​lrrc.com
602.262.5396 / vCard
Alex C. Myers
Alex C. Myers
Partner
Denver
amyers@​lrrc.com
303.628.9502 / vCard
William D. Nelson
William D. Nelson
Partner
Colorado Springs
wnelson@​lrrc.com
719.386.3057 / vCard
L. Martin Nussbaum
L. Martin Nussbaum
Partner
Colorado Springs
mnussbaum@​lrrc.com
719.386.3004 / vCard
Ben M. Ochoa
Ben M. Ochoa
Partner
Denver
bochoa@​lrrc.com
303.628.9574 / vCard
Cindy Coles Oliver
Cindy Coles Oliver
Partner
Denver
coliver@​lrrc.com
303.628.9534 / vCard
Melanie V. Pate
Melanie V. Pate
Partner
Phoenix
mpate@​lrrc.com
602.262.5318 / vCard
Craig W. Phillips
Craig W. Phillips
Partner
Phoenix
cphillips@​lrrc.com
602.262.5345 / vCard
Brian J. Pollock
Brian J. Pollock
Partner
Phoenix
bpollock@​lrrc.com
602.262.5758 / vCard
Daniel F. Polsenberg
Daniel F. Polsenberg
Partner
Las Vegas, Reno
dpolsenberg@​lrrc.com
702.474.2616 / vCard
Foster Robberson
Foster Robberson
Partner
Phoenix
frobberson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5795 / vCard
Robert F. Roos
Robert F. Roos
Partner
Phoenix
rroos@​lrrc.com
602.262.5779 / vCard
Kenneth F. Rossman, IV
Kenneth F. Rossman, IV
Partner
Denver
krossman@​lrrc.com
303.628.9584 / vCard
Robert G. Schaffer
Robert G. Schaffer
Partner
Phoenix
bschaffer@​lrrc.com
602.262.0271 / vCard
Mary Ellen Simonson
Mary Ellen Simonson
Partner
Phoenix
msimonson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5317 / vCard
Jeffrey L. Sklar
Jeffrey L. Sklar
Partner
Tucson
jsklar@​lrrc.com
520.838.7742 / vCard
Brian J. Spano
Brian J. Spano
Partner
Denver
bspano@​lrrc.com
303.628.9567 / vCard
Susan Strebel Sperber
Susan Strebel Sperber
Partner
Denver
ssperber@​lrrc.com
303.628.9563 / vCard
Dan R. Waite
Dan R. Waite
Partner
Las Vegas
dwaite@​lrrc.com
702.474.2638 / vCard
Jon Weiss
Jon Weiss
Partner
Phoenix
jweiss@​lrrc.com
602.262.5382 / vCard
Hilary D. Wells
Hilary D. Wells
Partner
Denver
hwells@​lrrc.com
303.628.9529 / vCard
John C. West
John C. West
Partner
Phoenix
jwest@​lrrc.com
602.262.5781 / vCard
Joy Allen Woller
Joy Allen Woller
Partner
Denver
jwoller@​lrrc.com
303.628.9504 / vCard
Jamie L. Halavais
Jamie L. Halavais
Of Counsel
Phoenix
jhalavais@​lrrc.com
602.262.5767 / vCard
Eric N. Kniffin
Eric N. Kniffin
Of Counsel
Colorado Springs
ekniffin@​lrrc.com
719.386.3017 / vCard
Kirstin Story
Kirstin Story
Of Counsel
Phoenix
kstory@​lrrc.com
602.262.5363 / vCard
Kathleen Kahn
Kathleen Kahn
Counsel
Phoenix
kkahn@​lrrc.com
602.262.5792 / vCard
Amy D. Wills
Amy D. Wills
Counsel
Denver
awills@​lrrc.com
303.628.9519 / vCard
Daniel A. Arellano
Daniel A. Arellano
Associate
Phoenix
darellano@​lrrc.com
602.262.0860 / vCard
Aaron D. Arnson
Aaron D. Arnson
Associate
Phoenix
aarnson@​lrrc.com
602.262.0845 / vCard
Lyndsay K. Arundel
Lyndsay K. Arundel
Associate
Denver
larundel@​lrrc.com
303.628.9576 / vCard
Nathaniel Scott Barker
Nathaniel Scott Barker
Associate
Denver
nbarker@​lrrc.com
303.628.9578 / vCard
Trevor G. Bartel
Trevor G. Bartel
Associate
Denver
tbartel@​lrrc.com
303.628.9591 / vCard
Nicholas S. Bauman
Nicholas S. Bauman
Associate
Phoenix
nbauman@​lrrc.com
602.262.5746 / vCard
Brian Blakley
Brian Blakley
Associate
Las Vegas
bblakley@​lrrc.com
702.474.2687 / vCard
Michael Charles Brown
Michael Charles Brown
Associate
Phoenix
mbrown@​lrrc.com
602.239.7420 / vCard
Bobbie J.  Collins
Bobbie J. Collins
Associate
Albuquerque
bcollins@​lrrc.com
505.764.5416 / vCard
Ian M. Fischer
Ian M. Fischer
Associate
Phoenix
ifischer@​lrrc.com
602.262.5724 / vCard
Conor Flanigan
Conor Flanigan
Associate
Denver
cflanigan@​lrrc.com
303.628.9549 / vCard
Erik J. Foley
Erik J. Foley
Associate
Las Vegas
efoley@​lrrc.com
702.474.2647 / vCard
Nicole K. Gorham
Nicole K. Gorham
Associate
Denver
ngorham@​lrrc.com
303.628.9505 / vCard
John Michael  Guevara
John Michael Guevara
Associate
Denver
jguevara@​lrrc.com
303.628.9512 / vCard
Stacy Kourlis Guillon
Stacy Kourlis Guillon
Associate
Denver
sguillon@​lrrc.com
303.628.9596 / vCard
Georgia L. Hamann
Georgia L. Hamann
Associate
Phoenix, Albuquerque
ghamann@​lrrc.com
602.262.5764 / vCard
Abby Harder
Abby Harder
Associate
Denver
aharder@​lrrc.com
303.628.9575 / vCard
Diane R. Hazel
Diane R. Hazel
Associate
Denver
dhazel@​lrrc.com
303.628.9545 / vCard
Andrew Helm
Andrew Helm
Associate
Denver
ahelm@​lrrc.com
303.628.9528 / vCard
Justin Henderson
Justin Henderson
Associate
Phoenix
jhenderson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5738 / vCard
Lindsey Herzik
Lindsey Herzik
Associate
lherzik@​lrrc.com
602.262.5319 / vCard
Lindsey Herzog
Lindsey Herzog
Associate
Phoenix
lherzog@​lrrc.com
602.262.5360 / vCard
Hermine Kallman
Hermine Kallman
Associate
Denver
hkallman@​lrrc.com
303.628.9552 / vCard
Jennifer Lee-Cota
Jennifer Lee-Cota
Associate
Phoenix
jleecota@​lrrc.com
602.262.5368 / vCard
Kristen L. Martini
Kristen L. Martini
Associate
Reno
kmartini@​lrrc.com
775.321.3446 / vCard
Adam L. Massaro
Adam L. Massaro
Associate
Denver
amassaro@​lrrc.com
303.628.9513 / vCard
Caitlin McHugh
Caitlin McHugh
Associate
Denver
cmchugh@​lrrc.com
303.628.9588 / vCard
Matthew Mellema
Matthew Mellema
Associate
Colorado Springs
mmellema@​lrrc.com
719.386.3050 / vCard
Cindy K. Schmidt
Cindy K. Schmidt
Associate
Tucson
cschmidt@​lrrc.com
520.629.4424 / vCard
Nicole  Scott
Nicole Scott
Associate
Reno
nscott@​lrrc.com
775.321.3455 / vCard
Abraham G. Smith
Abraham G. Smith
Associate
Las Vegas
asmith@​lrrc.com
702.474.2689 / vCard
Ian Speir
Ian Speir
Associate
Colorado Springs
ispeir@​lrrc.com
719.386.3059 / vCard
Delany Cerridwen Steele
Delany Cerridwen Steele
Associate
Denver
dsteele@​lrrc.com
303.628.9503 / vCard
Casey J. Stiteler
Casey J. Stiteler
Associate
Reno
cstiteler@​lrrc.com
775.321.3464 / vCard
Jared L. Sutton
Jared L. Sutton
Associate
Phoenix
jsutton@​lrrc.com
602.262.0259 / vCard
Amanda L. Thatcher
Amanda L. Thatcher
Associate
Phoenix
athatcher@​lrrc.com
602.262.0848 / vCard
Nicole M. True
Nicole M. True
Associate
Phoenix, Las Vegas
ntrue@​lrrc.com
602.262.5389 / vCard
Ryan M. Walters
Ryan M. Walters
Associate
Albuquerque
rwalters@​lrrc.com
505.764.5434 / vCard
Holly C. White
Holly C. White
Associate
Denver
hludwig@​lrrc.com
303.628.9572 / vCard

Intellectual Property

G. Warren Bleeker
G. Warren Bleeker
Partner
Los Angeles
wbleeker@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard

Regulatory & Government

Richard K. Clark
Richard K. Clark
Partner
Denver
rclark@​lrrc.com
303.628.9531 / vCard
Trey Rogers
Trey Rogers
Partner
Denver
trogers@​lrrc.com
303.628.9506 / vCard
Marla J. Hudgens
Marla J. Hudgens
Associate
Phoenix, Las Vegas, Reno
mhudgens@​lrrc.com
602.262.5773 / vCard

Our experience in handling complex litigation includes: 

  • Representation of present and former outside directors of a large publicly-traded telecommunications company in connection with a wide variety of ongoing civil and criminal proceedings. This litigation included securities class action and other litigation and governmental investigations.
  • The firm represented numerous homeowners across the United States in litigation concerning defective hoses used in home heating systems. The firm acted as class counsel in actions filed in California, Wyoming, Wisconsin, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. These cases resulted in multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of the firm's class clients. 
  • Our attorneys successfully litigated a breach of contract action on behalf of an international consulting firm arising from the award by the State of Colorado of a $40 million contract to redesign the State's Unemployment Insurance software. This complex intellectual property case was ultimately settled very favorably for the firm's client. 
  • Our litigation attorneys were actively involved in litigation pending in federal court in Los Angeles, California, concerning allegations of conspiracy to commit fraud by several large French corporations in connection with the 1991 insolvency of Executive Life Insurance Company. Damages in the amount of approximately $260 million were awarded. Over $700 million was recovered from settling defendants. 
  • Our firm represented more than 1,000 Peruvian citizens poisoned by mercury from mining operations at the Yanacocha Mine in Northern Peru. Our appellate attorneys were able to obtain a reversal of the trial court's order of dismissal that favored the mining company. As a result, these Peruvian citizens will now receive a trial in Colorado on their claims. 
  • Our litigation attorneys regularly are involved in intellectual property, securities, antitrust and other complex commercial and business litigation.

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Key Contacts

Michael D. Plachy
Michael D. Plachy
Practice Group Leader, Partner
303.628.9532
Bruce E. Samuels
Bruce E. Samuels
Practice Group Manager, Partner
602.262.0216