DENVER – Jan. 6, 2016 – Former Colorado Governor Bill Owens has joined the international law firmGreenberg Traurig, LLP’s Denver office as senior director in the Government Law & Policy Practice where he will advise and assist clients on capital and infrastructure projects as well as public policy matters.
“Governor Owens’ experience working in the public and private sectors greatly enhances our ability to advise clients who are increasingly involved in such matters,” said David G. Palmer, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office. “We are thrilled to have him join Greenberg Traurig.”
Owens served two terms as Governor of Colorado, winning re-election by the largest margin in Colorado history. Owens was called “The Best Governor in America” in a cover story in National Review and was elected by his colleagues to serve as Chair of both the Western Governors Association and the Republican Governors Association. Owens also served as State Treasurer where he managed the State’s $5 billion investment portfolio.
In addition to his public service, Owens has extensive experience in the private sector, in areas as diverse as energy, infrastructure and water. He is presently on the Boards of several NYSE-listed companies and has been on the Boards of two companies prior to their public IPO. Owens began his business career on the Management Services staff at Touche Ross & Co. (today’s Deloitte), followed by nearly a decade as Executive Director of the Colorado Petroleum Association/Executive Vice President of the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association, which represented 400 energy companies in Colorado and the Rockies.
Owens earned a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs at the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Science from Stephen F. Austin State University. Owens is a Senior Fellow at the University of Denver’s Institute for Public Policy Studies.
“I have known and respected Greenberg Traurig for many years and look forward to joining a firm which has established itself as one of the premier law firms in the country,” said Owens. “Greenberg Traurig has a depth of service and local, state, and national reach which provide it with unique opportunities to serve its clients.”
About Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice combines the capabilities of its Federal Practice in Washington D.C. with its state and local practices across the country. The firm’s national team of governmental affairs professionals and attorneys spans major political and commercial capitals throughout the United States, including: Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Sacramento, San Francisco, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C. Most recently, Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Government Relations by the U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2014 edition of Best Law Firms. The practice also received the most first-tier Government Relations rankings in the U.S.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Denver Office
Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office, with almost 60 attorneys, delivers client services with the dedication and responsiveness of a boutique law firm, but with the breadth, depth, resources and operating efficiencies of one of the largest law firms in the United States. We help clients grow with the region’s emerging opportunities. We offer a strategic, business-minded perspective, combined with a deep understanding of local industries and culture. The team offers a full-range of legal services and leverages the firm’s platform, offering clients access to national and international resources and relationships.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No 1. on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: www.gtlaw.com.