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Colorado Public Law & Government Relations

Our Experience
Holland & Hart's Colorado Public Law and Government Relations practice provides full-service representation before Colorado elected officials and government agencies. The practice includes representation on legislative, policy and regulatory matters and encompasses a full service state lobbying component.

Attorneys in Holland & Hart's Colorado Public Law and Government Relations practice group combine political experience with legal expertise, making us uniquely qualified to direct large and complex matters before Colorado government bodies. We work closely with our offices in other states on multi-state efforts and with our Washington D.C. office on federal legislative and regulatory matters. As the largest law firm in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region, Holland & Hart maintains the expertise and resources to provide the highest level of service to clients in the public law and government relations arena.

Our Professionals
John Karakoulakis performs governmental affairs and public relations services for clients. John has served in a variety of public affairs capacities at both federal and state level agencies including speechwriting for the Department of Homeland Security and serving as a Senior Policy Advisor to Colorado Governor Bill Owens. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, John worked at the Colorado Department of Higher Education where he served as the Director of Legislative Affairs and most recently as the Director of Development for a federally funded pre-collegiate program.

Jon Anderson directs Holland & Hart's Colorado Public Law and Government Relations Practice. He has extensive experience representing clients before every level of state and local government in Colorado. Jon routinely represents corporate clients with significant matters before the executive and legislative branches of state government as well as legal and regulatory matters before the Colorado Attorney General's Office. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Jon served as Chief Legal Counsel to Colorado Governor Bill Owens.

Jason Crow advises clients on local, state, and federal legislative and regulatory matters. Jason has valuable contacts and experience representing clients before the executive and legislative branches of state government. Jason utilizes his background as a member of U.S. special operations by regularly advising state and federal elected officials on military, national security, and veterans' issues. He sits on leadership positions of several community and civic organizations, including the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Representative Matters

  • Full service state lobbying.
  • Legislative, legal and regulatory counsel before Colorado's executive branch and the attorney general's office.
  • Regulatory and administrative matters before local, state, and federal government bodies
  • Formation of and compliance counsel to corporate and nonprofit entities engaged in political activities
  • Campaign counsel to U.S. Senate candidates
  • Campaign counsel to gubernatorial candidates
  • Campaign counsel to congressional candidates
  • Campaign counsel to state legislative candidates
  • Counsel to state house and senate leadership

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