Lester R. Woodward

Senior Of Counsel
Denver

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.

Education

Bethany College, J.D. (honorary), 1974
Harvard University, LL.B., 1957
University of Nebraska, B.S., 1953

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