Ali Duerr is an associate in the Finance & Acquisitions Group of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. Her practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and securities regulation. Ms. Duerr represents individual entrepreneurs, start-up and other private companies, public companies, private equity funds, and other investors.
During law school, Ms. Duerr worked at DGS as a summer associate and as a legal intern at the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2010. Ali graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she served as the executive editor on the Board of the Transportation Law Journal. Prior to law school, Ali was a paralegal with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, where she worked in the firm’s intellectual property transactional department.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2011
Michigan State University, B.A., 2005
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