Partner Michael Carrigan, and former University of Colorado Board of Regents Chairman, has been named to Colorado Governor-elect Jared Polis’ Education transition team. The Gov.-elect’s transition teams are divided into seven broad areas, with two leaders for each committee, and will include a diverse range of expertise and perspectives. All the members of the transition team are serving as unpaid volunteers and will work with the Gov.-elect to help him form his administration before Inauguration Day on January 8, 2019. Carrigan said, “I have known Jared Polis for more than 20 years and he will be a great governor for Colorado’s Universities, students, professors, and teachers. I’m honored to be on his team.”
Michael Carrigan is a Colorado native and nationally recognized attorney with an extensive history of public service. He is a senior partner with the firm’s litigation department, specializing in insurance coverage for policy holders and government investigations.
Carrigan was elected to the University of Colorado Board of Regents in 2004 and served for 12 years, including two years as Board Chair. As a Regent, Carrigan was a leader on diversity issues, financial aid, and many other concerns. He has been honored for his leadership in the community and legal profession, including recognition as a “Colorado Super Lawyer” since 2009, listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2014, the 2007 “Davis Award” recipient, a prestigious award of the Denver Bar Foundation for lawyers under 40, and as a 2006 Marshall Fellow, where he participated in a month-long exchange program that took him from NATO’s headquarters in Brussels to Frankfurt, Istanbul, Warsaw, Berlin, and other major European cities.