McKenna Long & Aldridge Partners Appointed to Mayor-Elect Hancock’s Transition Team

DENVER (June 27, 2011)Lino Lipinsky and David Fine, partners in the Denver office of national law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA), have been appointed by Mayor-elect Michael Hancock to his transition team, DenverForward, a community-wide effort to unify Denver, shape the new administration, recruit great leaders, and launch his plan for the new administration.  Lipinsky serves as a co-chair of the transition team’s City Attorney Committee and Fine serves as co-chair of the Safety Committee.

Lipinsky and Fine will leverage their vast legal and civic experience to assess challenges and identify opportunities facing Denver, including potential opportunities for action within the first 100 days of the Mayor’s administration.  In addition, in their roles as committee co-chairs, Lipinsky and Fine will assist in recruiting, screening, interviewing, and recommending candidates for the positions of City Attorney and Manager of Public Safety, respectively. 

Additionally, Fine is helping form and leads the team which will vet potential appointees.  Fine expects that several MLA lawyers will be part of the vetting team.

Lipinsky, chair of MLA’s Litigation practice in Denver, represents corporate clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, mediation, arbitration, and appeals.  He has developed particular experience in complex business cases, particularly those involving creditor’s rights, real estate, trade secrets, and employment disputes.

Fine’s practice focuses on business disputes and commercial litigation, employment law, and public policy matters.  Fine joined MLA in April 2011 after serving as Denver’s City Attorney for more than three years.  In that capacity, he provided policy and legal advice to Mayor John Hickenlooper and other city leadership, served as the final decision-maker on all critical legal decisions facing the city, and managed a large public law firm with diverse practices.