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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RP Marketing & Recruiting Coordinator Meranda Vieyra-Blass Named “2014 Outstanding Legal Professional” by Law Week Colorado

 

July 28, 2014

Denver, Colorado

In her fifteen years working in the legal profession, Meranda Vieyra-Blass has never said “no” when asked to take on a new project.  It’s part of the reason she’s become an integral part to one of the area’s leading litigation firms:  Reilly Pozner.

 

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RP Partner Iris Eytan Interviewed for Denver Post Article Titled “Both Sides Vie for Victims’ Support in Theater Shooting Case”

 

July 19, 2014

Denver, Colorado

The letter arrived in the mailbox of an Aurora movie theater shooting survivor half a year after the attack.

In its six paragraphs of carefully, sympathetically written prose, a woman offered to help the survivor communicate with defense attorneys representing the gunman: questions, concerns, disappointments.

“I would like to learn from your experiences of this case,” the woman, Tammy Krause, wrote in the letter, “and share how I might best be able to assist you.”

After meeting with Krause and anti-death penalty advocates, the survivor had a different impression.

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RP Attorneys Referenced in Law 360 Article Titled “Harbinger Hits Dish, Ergen with $1.5B Suit Over Lightsquared”

 

July 9, 2014

New York, New York

Law360, New York (July 09, 2014, 12:40 PM ET) — Harbinger Capital Partners LLC on Tuesday sued Dish Network Corp. and its chairman, Charles Ergen, for allegedly wresting away the hedge fund’s control over bankrupt startup LightSquared Inc., asking for at least $1.5 billion in damages.
According to the complaint, Ergen, his company and various shell companies and banking associates conspired to secretly buy up debt in LightSquared, then make an undervalued offer to buy the bankrupt company while hiding its true value. When Harbinger balked, the defendants used this as evidence to convince the bankruptcy court that Harbinger didn’t have creditors’ best interests in mind, according to the complaint.

“The Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act enterprise … carried out the scheme in an effort, among other things to enable Ergen, Dish and enterprise member EchoStar Corp. to acquire LightSquared’s valuable wireless spectrum assets at fire-sale prices,” Harbinger wrote.

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RP Associate John McHugh Comments in Denver Post Article Titled “Colorado Gay Couples Excited by Marriage Ruling”

 

June 25, 2014

Denver, Colorado

Nine same-sex couples challenging Colorado’s gay marriage ban are thrilled by a federal appeals court’s ruling that a similar ban in Utah is unconstitutional.

An attorney for the couples, John McHugh, says they are excited by the decision, even though it will not impact their lawsuit seeking to be recognized as married couples in Colorado. They have argued that the state’s voter-approved gay marriage ban violates their constitutional rights.

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RP Associate John McHugh Quoted in Denver Post Article Titled “Colorado Defends Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Court”

 

June 16, 2014

Denver, Colorado

The Colorado attorney general’s office defended the state’s ban on gay marriage on Monday, arguing that 15 state and federal judges who have struck down similar measures in other states were wrong.

But the judge hearing the case mocked the state’s argument that Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage protects the “nature of marriage” and the ability to produce children.

Adams County District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree also was skeptical of the state’s claim that previous judges had erred in their rulings.

“They all got it wrong?” Crabtree asked. “What am I supposed to do then when presented with this? Just punt?”

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RP Partner Iris Eytan Participates in CPR News Broadcast Titled “Loud and Clear: Two Sides to the Story on Campus Sexual Assaults”

 

May 15, 2014

Centennial, Colorado

In response to several conversations on Colorado Matters this week about sexual assaults on college campuses, a listener wrote in to emphasize that students accused of sexual violence by their fellow students can also be victims.

The White House is pressuring schools to better prevent and respond to sexual assaults, and on Tuesday, former prosecutor Anne Munch told Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner that she consults with universities to do that. Munch said some investigators on campus can have biases that make them skeptical of victims’ stories.

“We often see folks blame victims if they did certains things, wore certain clothes, if they were drinking. They have a tendency to focus on the victim’s behavior and not the offender’s behavior. And that’s just a cultural, societal bent,” Munch said.

Listener Iris Eytan, a defense attorney in Denver, says that’s not always the case. Eytan says she represents several young men accused of sexual assault. “The people that are doing these investigations, they believe that when a woman says she was sexually assaulted, that that’s all they need, is a statement from the young woman,” Eytan says.

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RP Partner Iris Eytan Quoted in Aspen Public Radio Article Titled “First Major Pfister Hearing in June”

 

April 23, 2014

Aspen, Colorado

In about six weeks, the Aspen community will hear details on what allegedly happened when Nancy Pfister died. A judge has scheduled the first major court hearings for three people charged with committing murder against Pfister. That was decided in court yesterday– and some aspects of the case actually parallel the high profile Aurora shooting case on the Front Range.

The District Attorney’s office and media organizations have been pushing Judge Gail Nichols to unseal certain court documents in the case. Nichols says after reviewing the law, she had to release a small slice of that information. Yesterday she made the arrest warrants public, as well as the formal charges against the three defendants:

“That on or between February 24th, 2014 and February 26th, 2014, in the County of Pitkin, State of Colorado, KATHERINE MARIE CARPENTER (sic) … WILLIAM F STYLER III… NANCY CHRISTINE STYLER… with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of the crime of murder in the first degree, unlawfully and feloniously agreed with…”

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RP Partner Iris Eytan Interviewed in Denver Post Article Titled, “Colorado Sees Sharp Rise in Competency Exam for Criminal Defendants”

 

April 20, 2014

Denver, Colorado

Every year judges order hundreds of Colorado defendants to undergo exams to determine whether they are mentally competent to stand trial.

The use of such evaluations is soaring, stalling even routine cases for months, straining judicial budgets and highlighting the continued use of jails and prisons as substitutes for mental health treatment.

The number of mental-competency evaluations of criminal defendants has more than doubled in the past decade, even though criminal charges being filed have dropped by 19 percent.

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