Kenzo Kawanabe is a trial lawyer who represents businesses and individuals – as plaintiffs and defendants – in multi-million-dollar cases. Mr. Kawanabe has significant experience in all types of large, complex cases, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property. Past clients include Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, local technology startups, and private equity firms.
Mr. Kawanabe is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and he is regarded as one of the top civil trial lawyers including by Chambers USA (CO Band 1). His experience includes:
Mr. Kawanabe served on the DGS Executive Committee, as Pro Bono Coordinator, and currently Co-Chairs the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. He teaches at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and dedicates significant time to volunteer work, including board service for Colorado Legal Services and the Colorado Lawyers Committee.
Mr. Kawanabe is a fourth-generation Coloradan who engages in community service. He was appointed to serve on the board of Colorado State University, and is on the board of advisors for the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. Mr. Kawanabe also is the former board chair of the Boettcher Foundation as well as the Denver Foundation, which is one of the nation’s largest community foundations which annually grants tens of millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations. He served on the boards of the Sakura Foundation, Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, Community Resource Center, Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities, Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
Mr. Kawanabe clerked for then Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey of the Colorado Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABF Fellow), Colorado Bar Association (past board of governors and Bar Fellow), Denver Bar Association (past board of trustees and Executive Committee), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (first-ever General Counsel), Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado (past president and past foundation president), and Minoru Yasui Inn of Court.
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