Senior Of Counsel
Les Woodward has been involved in a wide variety of corporate, business, and securities law matters for over 40 years. He has served as lead corporate counsel for a number of companies, from start up, through the early phases of public ownership, to operation as significant-sized public companies. Mr. Woodward is regularly involved in counseling business enterprises on operational and securities law matters.
Mr. Woodward also represents several investment companies and investment advisers with respect to the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 as well as general business law matters.
Mr. Woodward was named in the the Best Lawyers in America® and is a member of the Denver, Colorado, and American Bar Associations. He has served as chair of the Securities Law Committee of the Corporate, Banking and Business Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.
Mr. Woodward has devoted substantial time to civic activities, primarily in the field of education. He served as the President of the Denver Public School Board from 1999-2005. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, and was chair of the Board. He was a member of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and was also chair. He was chair of the Board of Directors of the Public Education Coalition of Denver and a member from its inception. He also has served as a member of the Board of Directors and vice-chair for Public Affairs of the Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Bethany College, J.D. (honorary), 1974
Harvard University, LL.B., 1957
University of Nebraska, B.S., 1953
Forty-five DGS attorneys were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide recognizing legal excellence.
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Partners Gregory R. Danielson, Andrew M. Low and Lester R. Woodward were named Denver “Lawyers of the Year” by the publisher of Best Lawyers®. Mr. Danielson was recognized in the field of oil and gas law, Mr. Low in appellate practice, and Mr. Woodward in mutual funds law.
Thirty-eight DGS attorneys, including nearly half of the firm’s partners, were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide to legal excellence. The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys comment on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
The inaugural, 2010 edition of the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Guide ranks Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP as a national leader in mining law and mutual funds law – and honors the LoDo-based firm with first-tier regional rankings in energy, natural resources, commercial litigation and several corporate law areas, including tax, securities, private equity and M&A. U.S. News & World Report published the results yesterday. The survey included responses from 9,514 corporate executives, in-house lawyers, marketing officers or private practice attorneys.
The newly announced, 2011 edition of the Best Lawyers in America ranks Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP first in Colorado-based law practices for corporate governance and compliance law, environmental law, mergers and acquisitions law, natural resources law, oil and gas law and securities law. This year Best Lawyers recognizes 36 DGS attorneys, including 13 who have been named to the list for at least 10 years. Nearly half (46 percent) of DGS partners are recognized in the definitive guide to legal excellence, in addition to several attorneys of counsel to the firm. Best Lawyers is a peer-review survey of more than 39,000 in-house counsels and private practice attorneys.
The 2010 edition of the Best Lawyers in America ranks Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP first in Colorado-based attorneys practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate governance and compliance law, environmental law, natural resources law, oil & gas law and securities law.
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, with 31 attorneys practicing in 30 fields, ranks first in Colorado in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers in America for the practice areas of corporate and securities law and commercial litigation as well as energy, environmental, natural resources and oil and gas law. The number of DGS lawyers recognized in the definitive guide to legal excellence increased by two, and includes nearly half of the firm’s partners.
Davis Graham & Stubbs – with 29 attorneys practicing in 30 fields – ranks first in Colorado-based attorneys listed in the 2008 edition of Best Lawyers in America for the practice areas of commercial litigation, natural resources, environmental law and corporate governance and compliance law. The number of DGS lawyers recognized in the definitive guide to legal excellence increased by three, and includes half of the firm’s partners. The book, targeted for in-house counsel, is to be published in December 2007.
DGS Lawyer Pushes Self-Esteem
Twenty-six Davis Graham & Stubbs attorneys practicing in 28 fields will be recognized in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The number of DGS lawyers recognized in the definitive guide to legal excellence increased by five this year, and represents more than 40% of DGS partners overall. DGS ranks first in the number of Colorado-based attorneys listed by the 2007 edition of Best Lawyers in the Commercial Litigation, Natural Resources, Environmental Law, Securities Law and Corporate Governance and Compliance Law practice areas.