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Sherman & Howard Builds on its Litigation and IP Strength with the Addition of James Beard

Denver, Colo. (July 25, 2019) — Sherman & Howard welcomes James Beard to the firm’s Denver office as a member of its Litigation, Trials and Appeals Group.

James brings to the practice group more than a decade of experience litigating complex civil and intellectual property matters and the insight and skill gained from representing high-tech household brands spanning a wide range of technologies. His technology sector clients include notable Fortune 500 and high-tech companies in diverse sectors such as consumer electronics, medical devices and computer hardware.

James has litigated cases in federal courts across the nation, including in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. James has substantial experience in managing cases at every stage of litigation. He is particularly adept in handling complex discovery and is often brought in as replacement counsel to triage complex matters, including to target offensive discovery and to resolve urgent resolution of discovery disputes. With a practice that extends around the globe, James has handled international discovery under the Hague Convention, depositions overseas, and matters before the International Trade Commission and the Court of International Trade.

“We are thrilled to welcome James to Sherman & Howard,” said Katie Varholak, Litigation Practice Group Leader. “His aptitude for complex litigation and IP matters, along with cutting-edge tech sector expertise make him a perfect fit for our growing litigation team.”

Before joining Sherman & Howard, James was an intellectual property litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. A skilled IP litigator with a focus on patent disputes, James has earned recognition as a “Rising Star” in IP Litigation by the Northern California Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2013.

“After practicing at the cutting edge of complex litigation and intellectual property law in San Francisco for the last 10 years, I’m excited to be joining Sherman & Howard’s Denver office,” said James. “With its history and reputation in Colorado, the Firm is uniquely positioned to serve the explosive growth of Denver’s high-tech market, and the litigation needs of my clients.”

ABOUT SHERMAN & HOWARD Sherman & Howard L.L.C. is an Am Law 200 law firm with 10 offices located in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Missouri and New Mexico. Our attorneys provide high-quality legal and business solutions to a broad range of clients including private, public and government entities throughout the nation and abroad. We have preeminent capabilities in the aerospace and government contracting, infrastructure and construction, financial services, natural resources, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, consumer products and retail, and nonprofit industries. With more than two dozen attorneys focused exclusively on estate and tax planning as well as family and matrimonial law, Sherman & Howard also boasts one of the nation’s most respected private client practices.