Christopher J. Koenigs
Christopher J. Koenigs

Member

Phone: 303.299.8458

Fax: 303.298.0940

ckoenigs@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Denise Davis
303.299.8305

Areas of Emphasis

Litigation, Trials & Appeals

Securities Regulation & Compliance

Cable Television, Internet & Media

Telecommunications

Education

  • Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1981
    • Class Valedictorian – Graduated 1st in Class
    • Editor-in-Chief, Notre Dame Law Review
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude, Harvard College, 1976
Representative Matters
  • Van Zanen v. Qwest Wireless, L.L.C., et al., 550 F.Supp.2d 1261 (D. Colo. 2007), aff’d, 522 F.3d 1127 (10th Cir. 2008) (represented Qwest in consumer class action asserting insurance-related claims; Qwest’s motion to dismiss  granted; affirmed on appeal).
  • Kerber v. Qwest Communications International Inc., ___F.Supp.2d ___, 2009 WL 2710207 (D. Colo. 2009) and 544 F.Supp.2d 1187 (D. Colo. 2008) (represented Qwest against ERISA life insurance benefit claims asserted in class action litigation; motions to dismiss and for summary judgment granted and case dismissed).
  • DMA v. Qwest Communications International Inc., 585 F.3d 1341 (10th Cir. 2009) (represented Qwest in appeal of arbitration award, etc.).
  • Rathbun v. Qwest Communications International Inc., 458 F.Supp.2d 1238 (D. Colo. 2006) (represented Qwest against ERISA claims asserted in class action litigation; motion for class certification denied and summary judgment entered for Qwest).
  • Colvin v. Qwest Communications International Inc., Case No. 04-CV-39, District Court, Otero County, Colorado (represented Qwest in class action asserting retiree entitlement to alleged telephone service benefits).
  • Lizardi v. Qwest Corporation, et al.,  Case No. C20032665 (Puma County, Arizona) (represented Qwest in consumer class action asserting claims for alleged improper billing of wireless telephone service).
  • In re Qwest Savings & Investment Plan ERISA Litigation, Case No. 02-CV-00464, U. S. District Court, District of Colorado (represented Qwest in ERISA “stock drop” class action).
  • United States ex rel. Stone v. Rockwell International, 282 F.3d 787 (10th Cir. 2002) &  127 S. Ct. 1397 (2007) (represented Rockwell International Corp. in False Claims Act lawsuit arising out of Rockwell’s role as contractor at Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility).
Professional Activities

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Colorado

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Notre Dame Law Association Board of Directors
  • Former Manager, Sherman & Howard Litigation Department
  • Former Member, Central City Opera Board of Directors
Honors and Awards
  • Chambers USA, Band 2, General Commercial Litigation, Colorado (2012-2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2001-2020)
  • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Colorado (2006-2019)
  • BTI Client Service, “All Star” (2011)
  • 5280 Magazine, “Top Lawyer,” Commercial Litigation
Previous Experience
  • Judicial Clerk, Judge Robert Ainsworth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1981)