DENVER (Jan. 1, 2022) – Holland & Hart LLP is pleased to announce the election of 16 partners effective January 1, 2022. Desta Asfaw, Amos Barclay, Matthew Harvey, Finity Jernigan, Shaun Kennedy, Chelsea May, Nathan Mutter, and Paul Swanson have been elevated to equity partner. Ian Clouse, J. Malcom (Jay) DeVoy, Brad Flynt, Jeffrey Pope, Jessica Smith, Jill Van Noord, Jessica Whelan, and Meghan Winokur have been elected to the firm’s partnership.

“I’m delighted to welcome this talented, diverse group of lawyers to the firm’s partnership,” said Chris Balch, firm chair. “Each of them has demonstrated a commitment to our clients and the firm’s core values that will continue the firm’s reputation for excellence into the future. We are proud that 50% of the 2022 partners are diverse, inclusive of women and members of historically underrepresented communities.”

Serving clients in a range of practice areas and industries across the firm’s footprint, the elected partners are comprised of attorneys in the firm’s Aspen, Boise, Boulder, Cheyenne, Denver, Jackson Hole, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas offices:

Desta Asfaw – Denver
Tax & Estate Planning
Chelsea L. May – Denver
Tax & Estate Planning
Amos Barclay – Boulder
Mergers & Acquisitions; Venture Capital
Nathan Mutter – Boulder
Patent Prosecution, Counseling, & Opinions
Ian Clouse – Salt Lake City
Patent Prosecution, Counseling, & Opinions
Jeffrey Pope – Cheyenne
Environmental & Natural Resources Litigation
J. Malcolm (Jay) DeVoy – Las Vegas
Jessica Smith – Denver
Commercial Litigation
Brad Flynt – Jackson Hole
Real Estate, Development, & Finance
Paul Swanson – Denver
Commercial Litigation; Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Matt Harvey – Boise
Patent Prosecution, Counseling, & Opinions
Jill Van Noord – Boulder & Denver
Environmental & Natural Resources
Finity Jernigan – Boulder
Food, Beverage, & Consumer Products
Jessica Whelan – Las Vegas
Commercial Litigation
Shaun Kennedy – Denver
Government Contracts
Meghan Winokur – Aspen
Water Law


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