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Lewis Roca Continues Growth of Intellectual Property Group in Denver

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DENVER (July 29, 2021) – Lewis Roca continues to expand its intellectual property group with the addition of two more lawyers in Denver. Partner Michael Wagner and associate Rachel Hammond join the firm from a national IP boutique, following their former partner, Greg Leibold, who joined Lewis Roca last month.

“We are delighted to welcome all three of these very talented lawyers to the team,” said co-practice leader, Joshua Chu. “They are all exceptional and seamlessly complement the capabilities of our expanding practice.”

Wagner, a registered patent lawyer, has extensive experience handing all aspects of intellectual property matters with an emphasis on patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, licensing, opinions, litigation, and due diligence. He has experience managing intellectual portfolios for large international companies and local inventors in the software, medical device, optics, and sports industries, among others.  

Prior to attending law school, Wagner designed and implemented remotely controlled high-voltage circuitry while working with the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies (CCLDAS) team to build a lunar dust accelerator at the Lunar Environment and Impact Laboratory (LEIL). He received his undergraduate degree in engineering physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School.

Hammond, a registered patent lawyer, has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications for companies of all sizes. She has worked in a variety of industries, including chemical, mechanical, medical devices, electrical, and software. With a background in chemical engineering and hands-on mechanical experience, Hammond understands the patent needs of clients in various high-tech fields. She received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and her law degree from the University of Colorado Law School.

About Lewis Roca

Lewis Roca is an Am Law 200 law firm serving clients globally in complex litigation, intellectual property, business transactions, gaming, government relations, labor and employment, and regulatory counseling. Its offices are located in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Reno, Silicon Valley, and Tucson. To learn more about the firm, please visit us at our new website at




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