Colorado Chapter

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Scott Porter
Senior Attorney
CoreSite

Scott Porter is Senior Attorney for CoreSite, a provider of data center and interconnection services to customers across 14 data centers in 9 major U.S. markets, where he is lead customer commercial transactions counsel, as well as advisor and counsel over a wide range of other corporate functions, including employment, compliance, vendor contracting, and dispute resolution. Prior to joining CoreSite, Mr. Porter was Corporate Counsel for Level 3 Communications where he developed over 13 years of experience providing legal counsel and representation on various subject matters. Prior to moving in-house, Mr. Porter spent 4 years in firm practice. Mr. Porter earned his J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law and is a native of Colorado, earning a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University. 

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Victoria Donovan
General Counsel
National Corporate Housing, Inc.

Tori Donovan is General Counsel of National Corporate Housing, Inc., a global multi-brand corporate housing company that provides fully furnished, temporary housing throughout the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region, as well as travel and destination services.  Prior to National, Tori was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of T3Media, Inc., a Denver based company that offers cloud-based management for enterprise-scale video libraries, including storage, access, delivery, monetization and licensing.  Tori began her legal career with Cooley LLP and Holland & Hart LLP in their corporate securities, emerging growth, and mergers and acquisitions practice groups. Tori earned her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Tori is the Co-chair for the Programs and Sponsorship Committee. 

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Chris Allyn
SVP & General Counsel
Quiznos

Chris Allyn is currently SVP and General Counsel of Quiznos. As a member of the executive leadership team in the company's corporate headquarters and as chief counsel for all business units, Chris draws on nearly two decades of experience guiding corporations and their leaders through a wide range of domestic and international legal issues, including governance and securities, intellectual property protection, data privacy, client and vendor engagement, human resources, mergers and acquisitions, business ethics and compliance.   Prior to going in-house with IBM, Chris practiced securities and corporate law with the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney in Denver, Colorado.  She is currently a member of the ACC Colorado Board of Directors and the co-chair for the ACC Programs and Sponsorship Committee.  Chris is a Colorado native and earned her B.S.B.A Summa Cum Laude from the University of Denver and her J.D. with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law. Her specialties include regulatory compliance, general corporate, employment and benefits, complex contract drafting and negotiation, channels distribution, sales and marketing, corporate governance, data privacy and security, law department and litigation management, software licensing, and dispute resolution.

Secretary
Carolyn Powell
 

Carolyn has acted as Corporate Counsel for a group of privately held companies specializing in transportation, real estate acquisition, aviation and third party logistics. While in private practice, prior to moving to in-house positions, she represented lending institutions and contractors in corporate and real estate transactions and litigation.Before engaging in a legal career was in executive and senior management in the corporate retail sector and included merchandising, new store development, strategic growth and restructuring through mergers and acquisitions of regional retailers and distribution coordination for Payless ShoeSource, as well as financial and revenue stream process management for Sprint PCS and American Express TRS.JD from Washburn University School of Law, BBA from the University of Oklahoma and MBA program with Kansas University. Licensed to practice in Colorado, the 10th Circuit Federal District Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.Membership and Professional Associations include:

* American Bar Association: Real Property, Litigation, ADR and Business Law Sections, Vice-Chair of Business Law Section Litigation Committee
* Colorado Bar Association: Real Property, Litigation, ADR and Business Law Sections
* Member - Boulder County Bar Association, Business and Real Estate Sections
* Member - Denver Bar Association
* Member - CBA/DBA Professionalism Coordinating Council
* Member – Chief Justice's Commission on Access to Justice
* Member - National Association of Corporate Counsel, Real Estate and Small Law Department and Pro Bono Committees, Program Chair of Real Estate Committee* Board Member - Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel, Chair of Pro Bono Committee
* Corporate Member - International Council of Shopping Centers
* Member – NAIOP, Colorado NAIOP Community Relations Committee
* Member - Urban Land Institute
* Member - Faculty of Federal Advocates 

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Mark Donald

Mark is a repeat presenter at ACC annual meetings on topics relating to the use of technology in in-house practice and has served as co-chair of the Colorado ACC Litigation Committee. Mark received his JD from the College of William & Mary in 1994 his BS in Accounting from the University of Arizona.

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Sean Radcliffe
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
CIBER, Inc.

Sean Radcliffe is a Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Ciber.  As a member of the executive leadership team in the company's corporate headquarters, as an advisor to the board of directors, and as chief counsel for all business units, Mr. Radcliffe draws on nearly two decades of experience guiding corporations and their leaders through a wide range of legal areas, including governance and securities, intellectual property protection, client and vendor engagement, human resources, mergers and acquisitions, and compliance.   Prior to Joining Ciber, Mr. Radcliffe spent eight years as Chief Corporate Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at IHS, a leading global provider of business information services and decision-support tools. He also has held key legal positions at WilTel Communications, a major telecommunications firm.  Prior to going in-house, he was in private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Mr. Radcliffe earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a Minor in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Tulsa College of Law, where he also was an articles editor for the Tulsa Law Journal.

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Anne Lee Benedict
Chief Legal Officer
Summit Materials  

Anne Lee Benedict serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Summit Materials, Inc. (NYSE:  SUM), a leading U.S. based construction materials company headquartered in Denver.  Ms. Benedict serves as the primary legal advisor for the company, responsible for all legal matters.
Prior to joining Summit Materials in October 2013, Ms. Benedict was a corporate partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, focusing on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and securities and corporate governance.  Anne graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1999.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1995.

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Gina Casias
Assistant General Counsel
Gates Corporation

Gina Casias is an experienced in-house counsel, having practiced labor and employment law for almost 20 years.  She currently works at Gates Corporation, the leading global manufacturer of power transmission belts and fluid power products, managing their global human resources, labor and employment legal matters as well as global litigation and arbitrations.  Prior to that, she worked at CenturyLink,  the third largest telecommunications company in the United States.  Gina has extensive experience in wage and hour issues, investigations, compliance matters, and early dispute resolution.  Gina is the Co-chair for the ACC Employment Law Practice Committee and the Inclusiveness & Leadership Committee.  Gina is a Colorado native who earned both her B.S. in International Business & Marketing and her J.D. from the University of Colorado-Boulder. 

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Gregory Clouser
Associate General Counsel
Red Robin International, Inc.

For the past 7 years, Greg Clouser has served as labor and employment counsel at tw telecom inc. and Level 3 Communications.  In addition to managing outside litigation and providing employment advice, Greg also administered tw telecom's Ethics and Compliance Program.  Prior to that, Greg was an Associate at Holland & Hart LLP, where he practiced commercial, employment, labor and immigration law, including representation of employers against claims for breach of contract, fraud, Title VII violations, wrongful discharge, defamation, and retaliation.  Greg hails originally from Illinois and Kentucky and attended law school at the University of Virginia. 

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Jennifer Friednash
Corporate Counsel
Intrawest Resort Holdings, Inc.

Jennifer Friednash is Corporate Real Estate Counsel for Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc., a North American mountain resort and adventure company. Jennifer advises on and negotiates complex real estate, finance, hospitality, resort operations and international transactions. Prior to joining Intrawest in 2012, Jennifer gained extensive experience in all facets of commercial real estate and corporate law with law firms in Florida and Colorado. Jennifer has been a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel since 2012 and she is currently chairing the Real Estate Subcommittee of the Colorado chapter's Business Transactions Committee. She also served on the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation's Board of Directors and is the past Chair and Co-Founder of the Developing Leaders Mentor Committee for the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Office Properties. Jennifer is actively involved in community and philanthropic activities and was a Denver Business Journal Forty Under 40 award winner.

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Dennis Kaw
General Counsel
Appliance Factory Outlet

Dennis Kaw is the general counsel for Appliance Factory Outlet & Mattresses and its affiliates ("AFO").   AFO is the 32nd largest appliance retailer in the country.  Dennis manages all of AFO's legal needs. He is also responsible for developing and implementing AFO's growth strategies.   Dennis is a graduate of the University of Denver School Of Law.  He started his career as a Captain in the Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corp. at which he gained valuable leadership skills he now uses at AFO.  He also enjoys volunteering his time in the Denver community, including, coaching the Denver School of Science and Technology High School Mock Trial Team.

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Linda Ramirez-Eaves
Senior Corporate Counsel
SomaLogic
 

Linda Ramirez-Eaves is Senior Counsel at SomaLogic, Inc. SomaLogic is a biotechnology company based out of Boulder, Colorado that was recently named “Company of the Year” by the Colorado BioScience Association. Ms. Ramirez-Eaves advises on all commercial and employment matters, domestically and internationally. She is a native of Colorado, earning both her JD and her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ms. Ramirez-Eaves enjoys spending her free time with her Salsa Dance troupe and at CrossFit.

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Lee Reichert
Corporate Secretary & Deputy General Counsel
Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP)

Chief Legal Counsel, Molson Coors International business unit, where, among other things, he leads the legal aspects of the company's international joint ventures, strategic alliances and acquisition activities. Prior to joining Molson Coors, Lee was a partner of Lathrop & Gage, where he served on the firm's Executive Committee. While in private practice, he was recognized as a leading lawyer by various publications, including the Chambers USA Guide to Leading Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Lee is an elected member of the American Law Institute and currently serves on the board for the Center for Legal Inclusiveness. He also has been appointed on federal, state and city levels to various positions, including three terms on the Colorado Securities Board. Lee is the Co-Managing Editor of The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Business Organizations.

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Randal Reid
Assistant General Counsel
Molycorp, Inc.

Randal considers himself a global business leader with a specialty in the law.  His diverse career includes private law practice, real estate brokerage and development, chief financial officer roles at investment banks, and in-house counsel positions in several different industries.
Randal’s international business experience is truly global.  At Molycorp, he advises on commercial matters for business units operating in 11 countries, in addition to overseeing a global patent and trademark portfolio.  He has led and worked on significant transactions throughout Asia, Europe, South America, Australia, Canada, and the US.  Randal’s experiences enable him to provide an invaluable perspective on best practices and strategies for doing business across borders.  He is an occasional speaker and panel member on the topic of international business and cross-cultural communication and chairs the Chapter’s International Practice group. 
Randal received JD and MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

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Lindsey Schultz
Associate Counsel
Western Union, LLC

Lindsey Schultz is an Associate Counsel at Western Union (WU), where she supports the company’s B-to-B unit that focuses on enabling businesses to efficiently manage cross-border payments. Lindsey focuses primarily on regulatory matters, commercial contracts, and supporting the division’s marketing program. Prior to joining WU, Lindsey wore many hats as one of two attorneys at a mid-sized payments company outside Boston and helped the organization navigate through a successful acquisition before moving back to her native Colorado. Lindsey has been an active member of ACC Colorado’s Emerging Leader Group since its formation in 2014. She has a B.S. From Boston University and a J.D./M.B.A. from Willamette University in Oregon. 

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Shalini Sharma
Assistant General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Shalini Sharma is Assistant General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR), the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for wealth management, asset management and capital market firms, headquartered in New York.Ms. Sharma was Vice President & General Counsel of Matrix Financial Solutions, a Broadridge company based in Denver, from 2011-2015 and Vice President & Senior Corporate Counsel for Broadridge after its spin-off from ADP in 2007.Ms. Sharma served as Vice President & Corporate Counsel for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NYSE: ADP) in New Jersey beginning in 2004.  Prior to moving in-house, Ms. Sharma was an associate at the law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP in New York City from 1998 – 2004 where she was involved in cross-border and domestic M&A, financings, and securities transactions, in addition to general corporate matters.Ms. Sharma received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Ms. Sharma is also the recipient of a Fulbright award.Ms. Sharma is actively involved in pro bono and mentoring efforts with a variety of organizations in the Denver area.Ms. Sharma is the Advocacy Chair and Co-chair of the Inclusiveness and Leadership Committee.