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John Walsh has been a Hill & Robbins member and shareholder since 1999, specializing in complex civil litigation and class actions in the areas of securities and antitrust. He also handles internal investigations and white collar criminal cases. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and the Colorado Super Lawyers.
Mr. Walsh has amassed considerable litigation experience in complex business and class action cases, trying lawsuits in state and federal courts in Colorado and across the country. He also represents individuals and corporations in connection with federal regulatory actions and grand jury investigations throughout the United States. He has a substantial internal investigation practice, handling many international cases across Latin America, Asia, and Europe involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
In 1986, Mr. Walsh graduated with honors and Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School, where he was Senior Notes Editor of the Stanford Law Review. Upon graduating, he served as a clerk to the Honorable J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Mr. Walsh spent eight years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, California, from 1987 to 1995. During this time, he prosecuted many complex federal white collar violations, mainly dealing with securities offenses. The cases he tried included insider trading offenses, market manipulations, and violations of the securities anti-fraud provisions. He served as chief of the Major Frauds section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office from 1993 to 1995, supervising 35 Assistant U.S. Attorneys prosecuting white collar offenses. Mr. Walsh was a member of many notable white collar investigations, including those of Charles Keating, Michael Milken, and Arizona Governor J. Fife Symington.
In 1995, Mr. Walsh returned to Denver to join the law firm Holland & Hart, LLP, and became a partner in 1997. In 1999, he left the firm to become a member of Hill & Robbins, P.C. Mr. Walsh maintains a high level of community involvement and takes on pro bono legal work. He is chairman of the board of Invest in Kids, a Colorado nonprofit focused on the development and dissemination of evidence-based early childhood education and health programs, and is a member of the board of the Colorado Lawyers Committee.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers -- Commercial Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Partner||Holland & Hart LLP||1995 - 1999|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California||1987 - 1995|
|Judicial law clerk||Hon. J. Skelly Wright, US Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit||1986 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Bar Association, Spanish Language Lawyering Committee||Member||2008 - Present|
|Faculty of Federal Advocates||Board Member||2007 - Present|
|Colorado Lawyers Committee, Education Task Force||Chair||2007 - Present|
|Colorado Lawyers Committee||Board Member||1999 - Present|
|Invest in Kids||Board Chair||1997 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Democratic Party Executive Committee||Member||2004 - 2008|
|Denver Public Safety Review Commission||Vice-Chair||2003 - 2005|
|American Bar Association publication||Practical Considerations in Federal Grand Jury Practice||1994|
|Stanford Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Williams College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|