Denver Broncos Football Club Ownership

Sean Connelly

Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2006

Practice Area:Appeals

Outcome:Complete victory

Description:In 2006, Pat Bowlen was still embroiled in a lawsuit with a former owner over the right to own the Denver Broncos Football Club. After a lengthy jury trial handled by Reilly Pozner, a federal trial judge had rejected the former owner’s claim to a majority ownership interest. The judge also ruled given an alleged breach of a right of first refusal that the former owner was entitled to seek a minority ownership interest. The sides filed cross-appeals. Sean’s briefing and oral argument help convince the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to affirm the ruling in favor of Bowlen and reverse the ruling in favor of the former owner. The appeal, a complete victory for our client, was announced in a published opinion. Reilly Pozner is ongoing litigation counsel for the Denver Broncos Football Club and its ownership.