Jon Rauchway is a partner in the Trial Department who assists clients with business disputes. His approach to solving litigation problems is summarized as follows:
I bring a pragmatic and unpretentious focus to litigation. I have served as lead counsel in cases where hundreds of millions of dollars are in dispute, but I recognize that the amount of money at stake does not necessarily correlate to the importance of a case to a given client, and I give every case and every client the attention they deserve in an efficient and cost-effective manner. As a trial lawyer, my primary job is to win, plain and simple—and our track record of litigation success at DGS compares favorably with anyone in the business. However, in keeping with a national civil trial rate consistently below 3 percent, I also understand that our job extends beyond trying cases and preparing cases for trial. Accordingly, I give equal attention to positioning cases for settlement, and on helping our clients to make the best business decision by weighing all the relevant considerations.
Recent representations include:
In addition to his work in the trial courts, Mr. Rauchway is an experienced appellate advocate. He has argued – and won – appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, as well as state appellate courts in Colorado and New York. He is a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and regularly appears before the Court in that capacity.
Prior to joining DGS, Mr. Rauchway practiced at an international law firm in New York City and spent one year clerking for a U.S. District Judge in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Rauchway is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado and has taught at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). He also serves on the board of the Colfax Community Network, a nonprofit that provides assistance to families and children residing in low-income transient housing along Colfax Avenue in Denver. Mr. Rauchway has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in 2016.
Fordham University, J.D., 1997
Cornell University, B.A., 1994
Fifty-two Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP attorneys were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide recognizing legal excellence. The 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 43,000 attorneys comment on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. The publication only recognizes the top four percent of attorneys in the country.
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute
60th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
Environmental restoration damages, which have their roots in the common law, allow an injured property owner to elect to recover the cost of repairing damaged property rather than the amount the property diminished in market value as a result of the harm. The longstanding commonlaw rule, however, is that damages based on the cost of repairing property cannot exceed the diminished value of the property.
Please join us for this seminar discussing the recent trends and legal updates surrounding hydraulic fracturing. Our guest speaker, Mike Paque, Executive Director of the Ground Water Protection Council, will address the recent report from the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, FracFocus 2.0 Task Force.
40 Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP attorneys have been recognized as 2012 Colorado Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, which is published by Thomson Reuters. The listing will be featured in the April issues of 5280 Magazine and Colorado Super Lawyers.