DENVER - MARCH 20, 2015 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has appointed Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP partner Tom McNamara as a new U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Colorado effective March 23, 2015. He has been appointed for a term of 14 years and will replace the Honorable A. Bruce Campbell upon his retirement.
Mr. McNamara has extensive experience representing clients in courtrooms across the country and internationally in dispute resolution, bankruptcy, and regulatory matters in the natural resources, banking, securities, financial services, telecommunications, geospatial imaging, hospitality, and consumer products industries.
"We are very pleased for Tom and proud that he is joining a long tradition of our firm's partners who've chosen to serve the people of Colorado as a judge," said Chris Richardson, managing partner of DGS. "Tom is a superb lawyer and he will be a superb judge. We will miss his skill-set as an international trial lawyer, but we know that his integrity and deep knowledge of the law will be greatly appreciated by those in his courtroom."
"I'm very honored and excited about the appointment and the opportunity to serve the state of Colorado," said Mr. McNamara. "I certainly will miss my practice and my colleagues at DGS, my home for nearly 25 years."
Mr. McNamara has practiced law with DGS since 1990 and became a partner with the firm in 1997. He has specialized knowledge and experience concerning litigation of unique international law issues. In addition to dispute resolution and bankruptcy, Mr. McNamara advised clients on regulatory matters (particularly oil, gas, and mining regulations and use of public lands) and compliance with domestic and foreign law including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, other anti-corruption legislation, international sanctions regimes, and international export compliance. He also advised on commercial contracts and transactional matters, particularly in the areas of oil, gas, mining, international sales of goods, and other international transactions. He received a B.A., graduating summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, one of the Rocky Mountain region’s preeminent law firms, serves clients nationally and internationally, with a strong focus on corporate finance and governance, mergers and acquisitions, natural resources, environmental law, real estate, and complex litigation. Our lawyers have extensive experience working with companies in the energy, mining, technology, hospitality, private equity, manufacturing, asset management, aviation, and health care industries. As the exclusive member firm in Colorado for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, DGS has access to in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.