Mark Champoux is a partner in the Trial Group at Davis
Graham & Stubbs LLP. A seasoned litigator and former senior official at the
U.S. Department of Justice,
Mr. Champoux provides strategic counsel and representation across the country to clients involved in complex litigation or facing investigation or enforcement actions by the government, and also counsels companies on a variety of technology and law enforcement issues. He represents public and private corporations in a range of industries, including energy and natural resources, defense and aerospace, technology, and real estate.
Mr. Champoux has an extensive record of success in high-stakes litigation. He has defended global corporations as well as regional and small businesses, obtaining complete defense judgments through dispositive motions and trial and leveraging favorable settlements by winning key motions, defeating class certification, and building a strong evidentiary record in discovery.
He frequently represents energy and oil and gas companies in a wide range of disputes, and also has significant experience in various other subject matters such as contracts, business torts, real estate, shareholder actions, civil RICO, products liability, and special taxation districts.
Investigations & Government Enforcement
Mr. Champoux represents companies, directors, and executives in conducting sensitive internal investigations and resolving potential liability with government enforcement agencies. Having served in senior leadership at DOJ, he understands the equities and incentives of government investigators and has interacted with enforcement officials across the country. Mr. Champoux also helps companies manage “crisis” situations, and he has prepared dozens of individuals for appearances before congressional committees.
Emerging Technology & Law Enforcement
Leveraging his experience leading DOJ’s UAS programs and policies and as a former member of the federal interagency UAS policy steering committee, Mr. Champoux advises companies seeking to incorporate and expand the use of UAS in their businesses, helping them to form and implement UAS policies and comply with FAA regulations and state and local government laws.
Mr. Champoux is active in the Colorado community and has also handled numerous pro bono matters, including a successful petition for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court with subsequent reversal of conviction for an indigent criminal defendant.
Mr. Champoux received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was deputy editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and his B.A. from Brigham Young University, graduating magna cum laude and as valedictorian. Before first joining DGS in 2012, Mr. Champoux was a trial attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C. and clerked for then-Judge Neil M. Gorsuch on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
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