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Holland & Hart Announces Four New Administrative Partners

Holland & Hart announced the recent appointment of four new Administrative Partners (APs) for the firm’s Denver, Salt Lake City, Cheyenne, and Denver Tech Center (DTC) offices, in January 2018. Christina Gomez assumed the role of Denver AP, replacing Kelly Dickson Cooper. Jim Barnett has been appointed AP of the Salt Lake City office, succeeding Eric Maxfield who served in that role for over five years. Isaac Sutphin assumed the role of AP for the Cheyenne office, succeeding Pat Day, who has been AP for past three years. Sue Oakes has been appointed AP of the firm’s DTC office, following Thor Nelson, who was the AP for the past four years.

Christina Gomez is an experienced appellate advocate who briefs, argues, and provides strategic guidance on a wide range of legal issues before state and federal courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jim Barnett, a partner in the Commercial Litigation group with a broad-based practice ranging from real estate to employee benefits litigation, is a long-time member of the Salt Lake office.

Isaac Sutphin, a partner in the Cheyenne office, helps energy clients to maneuver through complex administrative law and land use processes. Isaac also represents clients in administrative hearings and litigation.

Sue Oakes, is an experienced corporate finance and M&A lawyer, whose deal-making and executive management skills will be valuable assets to management of the DTC office.

The firm’s APs are critical to the operations and strategies of each of the offices and the success of the firm’s regional business model. The firm extends great appreciation to Kelly, Eric, Pat, and Thor for their hard work and leadership in these roles, and expresses thanks to Christina, Jim, Isaac, and Sue for their willingness to serve in these important leadership roles.


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