Denver, CO, August 21, 2008 – Patton Boggs LLP recently tapped Robert Bearman to become the new managing partner of its Denver office, citing his vast experience with the business community as the necessary ingredient to propel the office forward following its leadership organizing the upcoming Democratic National Committee convention.
“Bob Bearman is a talented lawyer and an inspiring force for all those who work with him,” said Stuart Pape, managing partner of the firm’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. “His leadership will bring exciting new business opportunities for the firm.”
Mr. Bearman joined Patton Boggs in 1999. He will oversee 83 lawyers, policy analysts and support staff in the Denver office.
Mr. Bearman succeeds Mark Savit, who served in the position for the past three years with distinction. Savit remains with the Denver Office of Patton Boggs and is delighted to return his full time and attention to working with clients in the health, safety and natural resources arenas.
Since opening its Denver office 16 years ago, Patton Boggs has handled a broad array of legal issues for client throughout the West. The firm places a special emphasis on public policy and regulatory issues, business and financial issues, and commercial litigation, as well as complex energy, food and drug, intellectual property, public finance, and environmental, health, and safety matters. The firm also has one of the of the nation’s leading Native American affairs practices.
Mr. Bearman is best known for his legal work in the area of securities and mergers & acquisitions. He earned his law degree at the University of Colorado School of Law, and his bachelors degree from Williams College.
“This is a great time to be practicing law in Denver, and in Colorado,” Mr. Bearman said. “Our city is growing, more and more businesses are moving here, and we are fast becoming the state of opportunity.”