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Brian J. Spano

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Brian is a ‎member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group where his practice focuses ‎primarily on the representation of corporate clients in a wide variety of ‎commercial and insurance-related disputes, including representation in ‎commercial litigation, D&O, breach of contract, class actions, insurance coverage, and ‎bad faith actions.‎ He previously served as the firm's Denver Office Managing Partner.

In addition, Brian has served as receiver and counsel to the Colorado ‎Commissioner of Insurance with respect to regulatory issues and in ‎connection with troubled insurance companies. Brian counsels and ‎represents insurance carriers in regulatory actions, including financial and ‎market conduct exams. He also serves as counsel to state life and health ‎insurance guaranty associations in multistate insurance company ‎insolvencies, including representation in ancillary litigation, and the sale ‎and acquisition of insurance-related business.‎

More About Brian J. Spano


  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 1987
  • B.A., University of Michigan, with Distinction, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1987

Court Admissions

  • Colorado State Judicial District Courts
  • Colorado Court of Appeals
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico


  • Cranmer Park Hilltop Civic Association, Board Member and Former President
  • Denver Board of Ethics, Vice Chair
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • International Association of Insurance Receivers, Member

Honors & Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, Insurance, 2023-2024
  • Barrister's Best - Insurance Lawyer for Defendants, Law Week Colorado, October 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2022-2024


  • Brian has presented to the Society of Financial Examiners, the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations, various state insurance guaranty associations, and industry organizations.
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