Kelly & Walker Hosts IADC Southwest Regional Meeting at Coors Field

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The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Southwest Regional Meeting is September 11, 2019 in Denver, CO at Coors Field, where the Rockies will take on the Cardinals. Speakers Liz Rita and Anne Rooney McCord of Investigations Law Group will be presenting on, “Whistlebowers, Qui Tam and Workplace Complaints” before the game.

The IADC is a membership of corporate attorneys, insurance defense attorneys and insurance executives and has been serving this community internationally since 1920. Its activities benefit approximately 2,500 invitation-only, peer reviewed members and their clients, as well as the civil justice system and the legal profession.

This Regional Meeting is hosted by Kelly & Walker LLC and sponsored by Holland & Hart LLP; Satriana & Biscan, LLC; Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC; Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP; and, White and Steele, PC.


Shannon Bell Selected as Panelist for Women’s Roundtable

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Shannon Bell recently joined three other female attorneys to speak at a Women’s Roundtable hosted by Law Week Colorado. The topic for the roundtable focused on the impact of having women in leadership roles within law firms. Shannon Bell has been a Partner with Kelly & Walker LLC for almost 5 years and was previously a Partner at two other another Denver-based firms for 3 years. She frequently speaks at national conferences for the Defense Research Institute (DRI), Professional Liability Attorneys Network (PLAN) and Colorado Law Institute (CLI), among others. Shannon is also the Chair of the Construction Law Executive Council for the Colorado Bar Association and frequently presents webinars on topics related to Construction Law.

Shannon Bell

Kelly & Walker Associates Host NBA Finals Watch Party

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The NBA Finals Watch Party hosted last night at The Celtic on Market was a great time! The event was hosted by Kelly & Walker associates: Trey Eckloff, John Wharton and Stephen Woolsey. Thank you to all our colleagues, clients and friends who were able to kick off the first game of the NBA finals with us.

Shawna Ruetz Elected to Board of Labor and Employment Section of CBA

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Shawna Ruetz was elected to the Labor and Employment Section of the Colorado Bar Association (CBA) as an Executive Council Member at-large. She will serve a three-year term and is tasked with representing the diverse membership of the L&E section, with focus in providing input on attorneys who represent employer clients. The Executive Council oversees and assists with planning monthly CLEs, section events, happy hours, and an annual conference. The Executive Council also provides feedback on the L&E section’s position for proposed legislation.

Shawna Ruetz

Cottonwood Institute Base Camp Bash

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The 13th Annual Base Camp Bash is being held on Saturday, April 28th to benefit the Cottonwood Institute! The party is from 7-10 pm at the Great Divide Brewing Company’s RiNo Event Space at 3403 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO. The silent auction provides the opportunity to not only support a great organization, but to win unique items and trips from local businesses. The Cottonwood Institute is an award-winning 501(c)3 educational non-profit based in Denver. They work to inspire a new generation of 21st century leaders who are environmentally aware, civically engaged, and empowered to make a positive impact within their communities. Kelly & Walker is proud to sponsor this event alongside some of Denver’s other impactful local businesses. Tickets are limited for this event, so buy your tickets for the Base Camp Bash today!

Cottonwood Institute

Lisa M. Lilly Authors New Book

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Kelly & Walker’s own Lisa M. Lilly, best selling author of The Awakening series, has released a new book entitled The Worried Man. A mystery novel based in Chicago, it follows the story of Quille, an attorney and former stage actress, as she investigates the murder of the man she loved.

The Worried Man

The Worried Man, By: Lisa M. Lilly

William Kelly Co-Authors Employment Law Article

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William Kelly recently co-authored an article for the International Association of Defense Counsel‘s (IADC) Employment Law Committee. The article discusses Title VII updates, including the effects of the “#MeToo” movement, and relevant cases regarding racial and religious discrimination. William’s co-author, Professor William R. Corbett, is a Professor of Law at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University and teaches primarily in the areas of labor and employment law. The IADC’s Employment Law Committee serves attorney’s who represent employers and insurers, with the goal of building an active community to create resources for attorneys and their clients.

International Association of Defense Counsel

International Association of Defense Counsel

Shannon Bell Presents Contracts Telinar

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Shannon Bell recently presented a telinar titled “Drafting Contract Remedies, Damages and Their Limitations.” This telinar discussed types of contract damages, measure of damages, implied or express limits, compensatory damages, liquidated damages and a number of other topics. The program is available through the Colorado Bar Association for CLE credit. Shannon Bell is a partner with Kelly & Walker and has extensive experience litigating complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues.

Shannon M. Bell

Shannon M. Bell