Hickenlooper Picks Ken Lund as Chief Legal Counsel

Full press release after the jump, but here’s the meat:

Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper announced today Ken Lund will be his Chief Legal Counsel.

Lund is now the firmwide Managing Partner of Holme Roberts & Owen in Denver and is responsible for the articulation, development and implementation of the law firm’s client service and engagement strategy. Under Lund’s leadership, ColoradoBiz magazine named Holme Roberts & Owen the 2009 Top Colorado Company in the legal category for sustained financial excellence, community involvement and operational excellence.

The Governor’s Chief Legal Counsel has often played a bigger political role than the job title and description suggests. Trey Rogers, who served as Governor Bill Ritter’s Chief Legal Counsel (before leaving earlier this year), was known to have Ritter’s ear on a variety of political decisions. Whether Ken Lund will be as influential in Hickenlooper’s office will be of great interest to folks in the Capitol in the coming months.

Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper announced today Ken Lund will be his Chief Legal Counsel.

Lund is now the firmwide Managing Partner of Holme Roberts & Owen in Denver and is responsible for the articulation, development and implementation of the law firm’s client service and engagement strategy. Under Lund’s leadership, ColoradoBiz magazine named Holme Roberts & Owen the 2009 Top Colorado Company in the legal category for sustained financial excellence, community involvement and operational excellence.

“I could not be more pleased to accept the position of Chief Legal Counsel,” Lund said. “While leaving a great organization like HRO is bittersweet, the opportunity to work with John Hickenlooper and the team he is building is very compelling.”

During Lund’s 11 years as Managing Partner at Holme Roberts & Owen, he took a lead role in building and supporting the firm’s growth, including opening new offices in Munich, Dublin, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Phoenix. He also spearheaded development of the law firm’s integrated marketing and brand campaign, “Experience Listens. Be Heard.”

Lund serves on the Board of Directors of the Metro Denver Sports Commission, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, where he is Secretary. From 2000 to 2004, he was on the Board of Directors of the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross and previously served on the Dean’s Diversity Council (joint effort of University of Colorado and University of Denver Law Schools).

Lund is a respected authority in his field and regularly speaks about law firm management, strategic marketing and business development, recruiting and diversity retention, as well as emerging legal industry trends. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a juris doctorate from the University of Denver.

He will start work in the Governor’s Office in January.

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About The Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel

The Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel provides legal advice to the Governor, his staff and his cabinet. The Office processes judicial applications and handles appointments to the Judicial Nominating, Performance, and Discipline Commissions.

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7 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Interlocken Loop says:

    Who else is rumored to be headed to TeamHick?

    It is a real coup for Hick to grab Lund as his Legal Counsel.  Here’s a guy making seven figures willing to sacrifice a lot of income to serve

  2. Half Glass Full says:

    After all, according to the Republicans, Hickenlooper surrounds himself with anarchists, socialists, communists and one-worlders.

    Obviously, Ken Lund was a Manchurian Candidate at Holme Roberts & Owen and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

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