Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Litigation Department

Colorado
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What the team is known for A solid civil litigation team noted for its track record in complex and sophisticated business disputes. Represents a range of regional, national and international clients and is recommended for partnership, patent infringement and class action cases, among other matters. Also handles arbitration, appellate and administrative proceedings for clients. Possesses industry expertise across the oil and gas, construction and manufacturing sectors.

Strengths A source notes: "They deliver a service that is very efficient to the client."

Interviewees consider the team to be a "Denver powerhouse."

Work highlights Represented Meredith Corporation and Time in various consumer protection matters arising in all 50 states.

Notable practitioners


Christopher Koenigs
is well regarded for handling complex commercial litigation, including ERISA class actions and FCA claims.


Gordon Netzorg
is particularly active as a mediator and arbitrator, having established a solid reputation as one of the more prominent commercial litigators in the state. He demonstrates particular strength in securities work and related matters. Market commentators attest: "He is very creative and sophisticated in his approach to business matters."


James Sawtelle
represents a range of clients including individuals, small and large organizations and Fortune 500 companies in both state and federal courts. Sawtelle is noted as a "sophisticated, smart lawyer" and a "real problem solver."


Peter Koclanes
is acclaimed for his ability across a variety of contractual disputes and securities litigation. Sources say: "He is very smart and an excellent trial lawyer."