Wendy B. Fisher, Partner

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303.893.6100 (Main)
855.206.1549
303.893.6110

 
 
Assistant:

 Carolyn Purdy
cpurdy@rplaw.com
    • Represents 35 state life and health insurance guaranty associations, the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations, and a Special Deputy Receiver in an action pending in federal district court for the Eastern District of Missouri, alleging violations of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Lanham Act, and various state consumer protection acts.
    • Managed complex litigation involving ownership of the Denver Broncos National Football League franchise and successfully defended Pat Bowlen and the Denver Broncos Football Club in that litigation.
    • Represented a prominent Denver family in litigation involving the sale of a large Denver-based company to two private equity investment firms.
    • Named to the Top 50 Women Colorado Lawyers list (2013 and 2014) and selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers®  (since 2012).
    • Named as one of Law Week Colorado’s Top Women Lawyers for 2011.
    • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

 


Practice Areas:

  • Civil & Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Appellate Practice

Reilly Pozner LLP

Wendy B. Fisher, Partner

 

303.893.6100 (Main)
855.206.1549
303.893.6110

 
 
Assistant:

 Carolyn Purdy
cpurdy@rplaw.com
 • Education
 • Clerkships
 • Leadership
 • Media

 

 

About Wendy:

Wendy focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and appellate law, and has been with Reilly Pozner LLP since its inception. She currently is managing litigation for multiple plaintiffs involving alleged violations of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Lanham Act, and various state consumer protection act, as well as alleged fraud and breaches of fiduciary duties.

Wendy also spent nearly a decade successfully defending Pat Bowlen and the Denver Broncos Football Club in complex litigation involving ownership of the NFL franchise. In 1984, Edgar Kaiser sold his interest in the Denver Broncos Football Club to our client Pat Bowlen – retaining a “right of first refusal” on any future sale of the NFL Broncos franchise or the interest Bowlen purchased from Kaiser. Fifteen years later, after Bowlen had offered a stake in one of the Broncos’ ownership companies to former Broncos quarterback John Elway, Kaiser sued Bowlen, Broncos entities, and Bowlen family members for breach of contract in both federal and state courts. The federal case progressed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, where our clients won. Based on that decision, the state district court later granted summary judgment in favor of our clients. When Kaiser appealed that decision, the Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s ruling, the Colorado Supreme Court denied certiorari review – and our client Bowlen maintained control of the team. Wendy was the managing attorney for this case.

She also managed litigation involving the sale of a large Denver-based company. In 2004, a prominent Denver family sold its business to two private equity investment firms which intended to increase the value of the company and sell it at a profit. This “fix and flip” proved more difficult than the new owners anticipated. Nearly two years after the sale, they sought damages from the family based on facts known to the buyers at the time of closing and post-purchase decisions made by the buyers after a six-month period of due diligence. Through a highly contentious mediation process, Reilly Pozner, representing the family, demonstrated that the buyers’ disappointment in their investment was not grounds to recover damages from the family. The matter ultimately concluded in a settlement extremely favorable to our clients.

Wendy uses her legal skills to give back to the community through pro bono work. Working with the Legal Center for People with Disabilities, she has helped disabled school children gain access to special education services.  Wendy also worked on a public school finance case through the Colorado Lawyers Committee and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the organization's Children's Task Force. She serves on the accountability committee of her children's school and has served as a board member for their school as well. She was president of a homeowners' association and actively chairs multiple neighborhood committees.

 

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image Practice Areasimage
  • Civil & Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Appellate Practice
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  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law
    Managing Editor, University of Colorado Law Review
  • B.S., Pepperdine University
 Clerkshipsimage
  • Hon. Rebecca Love Kourlis, Colorado Supreme Court
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  • State of Colorado
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
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  • Co-Chair, Colorado Lawyers Committee (Children’s Task Force)
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  • Top 50 Women Lawyers, Colorado Super Lawyers® (2013, 2014)
  • Listed in Colorado Super Lawyers® (since 2012)
  • Local Litigation Star in Colorado-Plaintiff, Benchmark Litigation (2014)
  • Top 150 Women in Litigation, Benchmark Plaintiff (2013)
  • Legal Leader in Appellate Law by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazine (2013)
  • AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Plaintiffs Star in Colorado, Benchmark Litigation (2012, 2013)
  • Top Women Lawyers, Law Week Colorado (2011)
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  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Women‘s Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
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