RP Partner Iris Eytan Interviewed in Guardian Article Titled “James Holmes Lawyers Face Struggle to Find Impartial Jurors as Shooting Trial Opens”

 

January 19, 2015

Denver, Colorado

Had their final date taken them to different seats, at another cinema, on some other warm summer night, Jansen Young and Jon Blunk might be happily celebrating Blunk’s 29th birthday in Aurora, Colorado, on Tuesday.

Instead, Young alone must face the start of the trial ​of the man who bought up guns and ammunition during the couple’s giddy courtship in 2012, before walking into a screening of The Dark Knight Rises and shooting dead Blunk, a ​navy veteran, as he shielded Young with his body.

“It left a hole in my heart,” said Young, 23. “It’s hard to lose someone you love. It’s even harder to lose someone you love in a split moment, when you didn’t think they were going to just go right then.” She is taking the coincidence of the calendar as a message of solidarity. “Jon wants this to be over with,” she said.

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Law Week Article Titled “Reilly Pozner Gains Piece of Film History”

 

January 12, 2015

Denver, Colorado

Tony Giacomini is greeted by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs each time he leaves this office at Reilly Pozner.

The firm has added to its extensive art collection with an original billboard, produced for the film in 1937.  The billboard was presumably never displayed and has spent decades rolled up in a Paris apartment.

Giacomini, a partner at the firm, heard about the piece’s availability from an Associated Press article, only about four paragraphs long, that found its way into the Denver Post in July.  It was auctioned off by Heritage Auctions, a Dallas-based company that focuses on classic film posters.  Giacomini said the billboard was a “white elephant” item because of its size, and as a result Reilly Pozner was able to obtain it at auction for a bargain.

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RP Case Referenced in Daily Camera Article Titled “Boulder: Real Utility Analysis Needs Real Numbers”

 

January 12, 2015

Boulder, Colorado

When it comes to Boulder’s proposed municipal electric utility, the financial modeling that matters will come when officials have real numbers to work with, the city’s top energy official said Monday.

“Until we have our real costs, it is all assumptions,” said Heather Bailey, Boulder’s executive director for energy strategy and electric utility development.

The 20-year financial analysis Boulder released last week originally was prepared for public consumption as just one example of the kind of financial information the city was developing.

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RP Case Referenced in Daily Camera Article Titled “Boulder Promises to Better Explain Utility Data Released in Response to Lawsuit”

 

January 8, 2015

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder officials plan to offer a more detailed explanation of the 20-year financial spreadsheet released earlier this week in response to a public records lawsuit seeking access to the “cash-flow model” of the municipal energy utility.

Boulder resident Patrick Murphy, a critic of municipalization plans, had filed a public records request seeking the release of modeling done to support the case for a public utility. When that request was denied, he sued the city.

In a hearing Tuesday, Boulder District Judge Judith LaBuda found that the city should have released the spreadsheet in response to Murphy’s original request, but that additional information he sought was either software or work product, neither of which is considered public record.

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RP Partner Jason Lynch Quoted in Daily Camera Article Titled “Judge: Boulder Late in Releasing Utility Data, but City Can Withhold Software”

 

January 6, 2015

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder met its obligations under the Colorado Open Records Act with the release Monday evening of a financial spreadsheet of utility data, but the city should have made that information public sooner, Boulder District Judge Judith LaBuda ruled Tuesday.

The judge, however, refused to force Boulder to release additional information about the proposed municipal utility that city resident Patrick Murphy had sought under the state’s open-records act.

Murphy, funded by an anonymous benefactor, had sued the city to obtain “a detailed 20-year cash-flow analysis” referenced by Heather Bailey, executive director of energy strategy and electric utility development, in a September letter. Boulder denied an earlier request from Murphy under the open-records act.

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RP Partner Jason Lynch Referenced in Daily Camera Article Titled “Boulder Releases Municipal Utility’s 20-Year Cash Flow in Response to Lawsuit”

 

January 5, 2015

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder officials released a 20-year cash flow summary for the proposed municipal electric utility on Monday after a resident sued the city last week under the Colorado Open Records Act in order to obtain it and other information.

The financial model shows a steep cost-per-kilowatt-hour increase in the first three years of operation should a municipal electric utility be established in 2017.

The spreadsheet shows the average cost per kilowatt-hour for energy in 2017 as 9.25 cents. The figure goes up to 10.88 cents in 2018, and 12.16 center per kilowatt-hour by 2019. That is an approximate 31 percent increase from 2017 to 2019. After that year, the model levels off somewhat, only rising 13 percent – to 13.77 center per kilowatt-hour by 2022.

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RP Case Referenced in Daily Camera Article Titled “‘Show Cause’ Hearing Set in Lawsuit Over Boulder Utility’s Financial Model”

 

January 2, 2015

Boulder, Colorado

Attorneys for the city of Boulder will have to tell a Boulder District Court judge on Tuesday why they should get to keep financial models related to a potential municipal energy utility secret.

Boulder resident Patrick Murphy last week sued the city and Heather Bailey, executive director of energy strategy and electric utility development, seeking the release of Boulder’s utility cash-flow models after the city denied a request under the Colorado Open Records Act.

The city said the cash-flow models are “deliberative and advisory for council” and not public record under Colorado law. Murphy, however, is arguing that by basing several public votes on the cash-flow models, the City Council has now waived that protection.

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RP Partner Jason Lynch Quoted in Daily Camera Article Titled “Boulder Resident Sues City for Release of Municipal Utility’s Financial Model”

 

December 30, 2014

Boulder, Colorado

A Boulder resident sued the city and the city’s top municipalization official Tuesday in an attempt to force the release of detailed financial modeling associated with a potential municipal energy utility.

Patrick Murphy filed a Colorado Open Records Act request in October seeking the “cash-flow model” developed by Boulder to demonstrate the financial viability of a city-run electric utility.

Senior Assistant City Attorney Kathy Haddock rejected that request, arguing the cash-flow model was “work product” and not subject to the state’s open records law.

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RP Associate John McHugh Named “Up-and-Coming Lawyer” by Law Week Colorado

 

November 10, 2014

Denver, Colorado

It’s been a pretty big year for John McHugh, an associate with Reilly Pozner.  First there was his normal caseload with the litigation powerhouse firm, including a case on behalf of the New Orleans Saints.  Then there was his pro bono work as co-counsel on one of the leading marriage equality cases in the state.  And then there was Emma.  McHugh and his husband, Rob, became new fathers to Emma in August.

The emotional roller coaster of the last year didn’t throw McHugh off his game one step, in part because he’s become used to the pitches and falls of litigation.

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RP Partner Dan Reilly and Associate Randolph Robinson Featured in Denver Law Magazine Article Titled “We Own This Town, Building Colorado’s Legal Community”

 

Summer/Fall 2014

Denver, Colorado

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is exceptionally well represented in Denver and the metro area: There’s hardly a law firm or corporate agency that doesn’t have a Denver Law grad among its ranks.

And in many offices, DU is the No. 1 alma mater. On average, about 200 Denver Law grads take positions where JDs are either required or preferred, more than 85 percent of those in metro Denver alone.  One school administrator could be forgiven a recent burst of enthusiasm, saying “We own this town!”  It’s much the same throughout the Front Range and the Mountain West.

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