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Zane's practice focuses on business litigation, white collar crime and investigations, and compliance. He represents businesses and individuals from a myriad of industries, including technology, financial services, education, manufacturing, oil and gas, real estate, and health care.  His clients range from small regional businesses and individuals to large Fortune 100 companies.


Business Litigation:  

Represent companies related to the protection of trade secrets and intellectual property, breach of contract and tort actions

Represent health care company in breach of contract and non-competition dispute

Represent publicly traded oil and gas company in business dispute with vendor

Represented publicly traded oil and gas company in royalty dispute

Represent Malaysian manufacturer in breach of contract dispute

Represented Costa Rican company in products liability action

Represented publicly traded electronics and software manufacturer in trade secrets action

Represent financial special servicers and MBS trusts on behalf of note holders

Represent financial services industry clients relating to a wide array of issues including compliance, breach of contract, and tort actions


White Collar and Compliance:

Represent companies and individuals in connection with grand jury investigations and conduct internal investigations

Conducted internal investigation on behalf of publicly traded company regarding allegations of commercial bribery

Defended executives of health care company related to DOJ anti-kickback statute investigation

Advise clients regarding compliance matters and risk management


Zane has authored numerous articles for publications such as American Bankers Association’s Bank Compliance magazine, Inside Counsel, Bloomberg BNA, Law 360, and Law Week Colorado.  


Zane has also been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell with a peer review rating of AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    7 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 15%
    7 years
  3. Appeals: 5%
    7 years

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  • Duston K Barton

    Zane is a very bright, hardworking, articulate attorney. He's adept at handling all aspects of litigation and is a great asset to any lit team.


    Duston Barton Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

6400 South Fiddlers Green Circle
Suite 1900
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111


WYAuthorized to practice law200905/29/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nominated for the Denver Business Journal's "40 Under 40"Denver Business Journal2016
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Team of the YearColorado Lawyers Committee2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyStinson Leonard Street LLP2014 - Present
AttorneyPerkins Coie LLP2011 - 2014
Judicial Law ClerkWyoming Supreme Court2009 - 2011
Summer AssociateMontgomery Little & Soran, PC2008 - 2008
Student AttorneyUniversity Of Wyoming College Of Law Defender Aid Clinic2008 - 2009
Judicial Law ClerkColorado 4th Judicial District Court2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Aurora Sister Cities InternationalBoard Member2015 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Wyoming State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Injury Finance v. The Injury SpecialistsN/A
Fraud InvestigationN/A
Sample v. CAPsN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dodd-Frank.comConsumer Financial Protection Bureau Alerts2016
LexologyEmerging Litigation and Compliance Issues2016
Bloomberg BNABNA Insights: Navigating CFPB's Consumer Complaint Process2015
Stinson Leonard Street LLPHow to Respond to a CFPB Civil Investigative Demand2015
Minnesota Bankers Association"Legalized" Marijuana: A Banking Compliance Conundrum2015
Stinson Leonard Street LLPDoes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Have Regulatory Authority Over You?2015
Bloomberg Banking Daily BNAQuoted in Bloomberg Banking Daily BNA's "CFPB Selects New Enforcement Director; Tony Alexis Replaces Kent Markus"2015
Bloomberg BNA's Banking ReportColorado's Marijuana Financial System Unlikely to Solve Pot Banking Dilemma2014
Bloomberg BNAColorado Legislature Close to Passing Bill Creating Credit Co-ops for Marijuana Dealers (Quoted)2014
Law Week ColoradoCompliance Pitfalls of Business of Pot2014
Law360Cannabis Credit Co-ops Won't Solve Pot Banking Dilemma2014
Law Week ColoradoBanks Still Lost on Pot2014
Independent Bankers of Colorado's The Independent ReportData Breaches: What the Financial Industry Needs to Know2014
Law Week ColoradoCannabis Credit Co-ops: Ineffective Solution2014
Bloomberg BNA's Banking ReportFinancial Industry Should Remain Cautious Despite Marijuana Banking Guidance2014
Bloomberg BNA's Banking ReportTop 5 Things Financial Institutions Must Do Before Providing Services to the Marijuana Industry2014
Bloomberg BNA TaxQuoted in "Extras on Excise: Is Cannabis Commerce Destined to Remain Cash Only?"2014
Inside CounselUnderstanding the Challenges of Consolidating the General Counsel and Corporate Compliance Officer2014
American Bankers Association Bank Compliance MagazineSmoking Out the Compliance Challenges in the Wake of Marijuana Legalization2014
Bloomberg BNA's Banking ReportPredicting the Top Financial Industry Litigation and Compliance Issues in 20152014
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionThe Rocky Relationship Between the General Counsel and the Corporate Compliance Officer2014
Bloomberg BNA's Banking ReportThe Legalized Marijuana Industry's Evolution Is an Exercise in Banking Compliance2014
American Bar AssociationHaiti Trial Skills Handbook2011
Wyoming Law ReviewDetermining the Suppressibility of a Defendant's Fingerprints Following an Unlawful Arrest; United States v. Olivares-Rangel, 458 F.3d 1104 (10th Cir. 2006), 8 Wyo. L. Rev. 587.2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wyoming College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Colorado - Colorado SpringsN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Emerging Litigation and Compliance Issues For Financial InstitutionsEmerging Litigation and Compliance Issues2016
Marijuana in Colorado: Advanced Tax, Legal and Accounting ConsiderationsLitigation and Compliance Issues Concerning Banking Marijuana2015
Live Seminar and National WebinarManaging Risk in Providing Depository Services to Cash Intensive Businesses2015
Live National WebinarMarijuana, Gambling, Virtual Currencies and Payday Lending: How the Financial Industry Can Avoid the Compliance Pitfalls2014