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Welcome Lewis Roca 2022 Summer Associates

We are excited to introduce our 2022 Summer Class, which consists of nine incredible summer associates. The firm will host an in-person program this year in our Denver, Los Angeles, and Phoenix offices.


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Samuel “Wilson” Collins

Law School: University of Colorado Law School, J.D. expected, 2023

Undergraduate: The College of William and Mary, B.A., International Relations; Minor, Economics

I grew up on the coast of Maine in the small town of Camden (where the population doubles in the summertime), but I spent my time before law school in New York City, where I worked in sales, management, and customer success for a financial research and technology firm, FactSet. Before FactSet, I attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where I majored in International Relations and minored in Economics. I currently attend the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, where I serve on the Colorado Environmental Law Journal and previously acted as a Legislation and Regulation teaching fellow for first-year students. To this point in law school, I have had the opportunity to work for the Colorado Court of Appeals, local government, and a Denver cyber risk startup.

Outside of school, I enjoy running, hiking, skiing, basketball, live music, and spending time with my wife, Jo, and my dog, Kepler. I am avid fan of the Boston Celtics but I have come to love the Denver Nuggets, as well.

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Greg Gerbus

Law School: University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D. expected 2023

Undergraduate: Xavier University, Finance and Economics Double Major

I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in Littleton, Colorado. I attended Xavier University for undergrad where I majored in Finance and Economics. After graduation I worked for several years at United Launch Alliance within their contracts department based in Centennial, Colorado. Afterwards, moved to Seattle, Washington while my wife went to graduate school. While in Seattle, I also worked in the contracts department at Zonar Systems, Inc. Currently, I am attending the University of Cincinnati College of Law. I stay involved in the school by writing for the Immigration and Human Rights Law Review and competing with the Moot Court Honor Board.

Outside of school I enjoy running, hiking, and going to concerts. My wife and I try to spend at least a few weekends backpacking throughout the year in different parts of the Rocky and Cascade Mountains. I grew up skiing and still hit the slopes when I get a chance. I am an extroverted person who likes talking with and getting to know the people around me.

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Hannah Goldstein

Law School: University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D. expected, 2023

Undergraduate: George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, B.A., International Affairs, cum laude; Minor, Public Policy

I am a native Coloradan and grew up in Westminster, a suburb of Denver. I attended college at The George Washington University where I studied International Affairs and Public Policy. During my time in Washington D.C., I worked on Capitol Hill, at various non-profits, and at a political consulting firm. I also spent a semester abroad in London and a summer in Israel. I am currently a 2L at The University of Denver where I serve on the Denver Law Review and as a member of the Public Interest Law Group. When I’m not studying, I love to snowboard with my friends, make charcuterie boards, and explore the city.


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Joshua Trinkler

Law School: The George Washington University Law School, J.D. expected, 2023

Undergraduate: University of Florida, B.S., Computer Science Engineering; Minor, Electrical Engineering

I am rising 3L at The George Washington University Law School and I’m a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal at GW interested in patent law. Prior to attending law school, I worked as a Software Engineer at American Express Company. I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida where I studied Computer Science Engineering and earned a minor in Electrical Engineering. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, skiing, playing board games with friends, and watching my favorite professional football team the Miami Dolphins.


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Nikith Chavali

Law School: University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D. expected, 2023

Undergraduate: University of South Florida, B.S., Electrical Engineering

I was born and raised in India but have been living in Florida for the past several years. I earned my Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida, Tampa. Currently, I am attending the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where I am a TechLaw Fellow, and am also a part of the Arizona Journal of Emerging Technologies and the Community Immigration Law Placement Clinic.
When I am not reading, I enjoy painting, programming, music and spending time with friends and family. I also like to try out local eateries, strength train, and enjoy a good karaoke session every so often. I speak three languages: Hindi, Telugu, and English. While I have lived in eight different states across two countries, I consider Florida my home. I am looking forward to spending another summer at Lewis Roca.

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Katherine Costella

Law School: Sandra Day O’ Connors College of Law, Arizona State University, J.D., expected, 2023

Undergraduate: Emory University, B.S. Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology; Minor, African Studies

I am a 2L Transfer from the University of Houston. I am originally from Southern California. I completed my undergraduate studies at Emory University, where I majored in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and minored in African Studies. After graduating from college, I spent my gap year working as a 7-12th grade STEM teacher, working at various tech start-ups, and even co-founded an e-commerce business.
Currently, I am attending Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU, where I am an IP and Native American law research assistant, trademark practitioner, and a member of the Chicano/Latino Law Student Association. When I am not studying, I enjoy playing tennis, cooking new dishes, and practicing my new hobby -- roller skating. I also like to hike and hang out at dog parks with my Husky named Dakoda.

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Katerina Grainger

Law School: University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D. expected, 2023

Graduate: Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Master of Education (Secondary Mathematics)

Undergrad: University of Arizona, Honors College & College of Social Behavioral Sciences, B.A., Political Sciences

I attend the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and currently serve as Note Editor on the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law. I enjoy developing oral advocacy skills in the Jessup International Moot Court and University of Arizona Fegtly Moot Court competitions. In the summer of 2021, I interned with the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Tucson, where I helped draft appellate briefs for cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to law school, I was a middle school math teacher in South Phoenix through Teach for America.

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Joseph “Rocky” McKay

Law School: Sandra Day O’ Connors College of Law, Arizona State University, J.D. expected, 2023

Undergraduate: Northern Arizona University, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies

I was born in the bay area of California and raised in Flagstaff, a quaint small town in Northern Arizona. I attended Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy before attending Northern Arizona University where I studied a wide range of subjects including Electronic Media, Fine Arts, Comparative Religion, Psychology, and Anthropology, earning my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Before attending law school, I worked in behavioral health and patient relations while pursuing my passion for film, writing and music in my free time. I am currently attending Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where I will be serving as the Submission Chair for the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal and serving as a fellow for The McCarthy Institute.

I spend most of my free time both enjoying and creating art and entertainment, and luckily Phoenix has a lot to offer in that regard. Searching the city for local art has become a personal hobby and when I am able I love attending First Friday on Roosevelt Row. I play the piano, create comedic content, and karaoke is a guilty pleasure of mine. I have a passion for cooking and finding new restaurants in Phoenix, although I stand firm on my claim that Flagstaff has the best Thai food in America.

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Vinny Venkat

Law School: University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D. expected, 2023

Undergraduate: University of Maryland, B.S., Computer Science

I was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C. I went to college at the University of Maryland, where I majored in Computer Science. After graduating from college, I worked as a Software Consultant for three years in Baltimore and Northern Virginia. Currently, I am attending the University of Arizona College of Law where I am a member of the Arizona Law Review.

When I am not working, I enjoy running, watching basketball (go Suns!), and listening to music. I also like to travel, read, and keep up with fashion trends.

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