Mr. Bussey and Mr. Detra have practiced in the firm's Finance & Acquisitions Department since joining DGS in 2010 and 2008, respectively. Mr. Waeckerlin is a member of the Natural Resources Department and has practiced at DGS since 2012.
"We are very pleased to add these talented, client-focused lawyers as partners and we are confident that each will be a great addition to the partnership in their respective practice areas," said Chris Richardson, the firm's managing partner.
Mr. Bussey's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, and financings and securities in a broad range of industries, including energy, mining, financial services, real estate, hospitality, and technology. He also counsels public companies on securities compliance and disclosure obligations, as well as corporate governance and other general corporate matters. Mr. Bussey earned his B.A. from Harvard University in 2001 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2006.
Mr. Detra represents clients in complex commercial transactions and mergers and acquisitions, focusing on transactions involving the purchase, sale, lease, operation, and maintenance of aircraft and helicopters; the development, manufacture, supply, and support of major aircraft components; advanced manufacturing and technology; the protection and transfer of intellectual property assets; start-up and early stage businesses; private equity and debt financings; and international matters. He graduated with his B.S. and B.A. from Regis University in 2002. Mr. Detra earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2005 and his LL.M. from McGill University (Faculty of Law, Institute of Air and Space Law) in 2006.
Mr. Waeckerlin's practice focuses on regulatory and litigation counseling in the fields of environmental, natural resources, public lands, energy, and oil and gas law. He represents clients on a number of complex environmental matters focusing on the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, and also has significant experience representing clients in matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, NEPA, ESA, and the Safe Drinking Water Act. Mr. Waeckerlin earned his B.S. from the University of Wyoming in 1998 and his M.S. from Duke University in 2001. He graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 2005. Prior to private practice, Mr. Waeckerlin served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Sam E. Haddon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana.