Armstrong Teasdale Attorneys Named 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Stars

March 13, 2020 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale attorneys have been named among the 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Stars. Partner Douglas Marsh and Associate Alec Harris were recognized for their litigation strengths, and Associate Christopher Johnson has been recognized in the banking practice area.

Super Lawyers is an annual list of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection for Super Lawyers includes peer nominations, a blue-ribbon panel review process and independent research on candidates.

The Rising Stars list consists of the state’s top young attorneys. Candidates must be 40 years old or younger, or have practiced for 10 years or less.

Focusing on complex commercial litigation and appeals, Marsh has litigated cases across the country in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate levels, and has unique experience in the telecommunications industry as well as in bankruptcy court proceedings. In the telecom space, he has handled a number of matters rising from violations of state and federal tariffs, and in numerous instances secured favorable outcomes for his clients through settlement, summary judgment, trial and appeal. He also has significant trial experience defending and pursuing high-stakes consumer protection claims. A talented legal writer, Marsh was recently awarded the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for an article he co-wrote on recent Supreme Court decisions limiting the scope of personal jurisdiction over corporations.

Harris focuses primarily on complex commercial, financial and regulatory litigation. He defends and prosecutes a wide variety of claims for his clients, and has extensive experience handling disputed business acquisitions and litigation in highly regulated environments. Harris’ background in economics, finance and administrative law helps him address his clients’ business and regulatory needs. In addition, his experience with media relations, rulemaking, administrative adjudication, trial court litigation and appeals makes him a dynamic and effective advocate for his clients.

Former in-house counsel for a publicly traded bank holding company and its subsidiary bank, Johnson has extensive experience representing companies of all sizes on a wide range of commercial transactions. His practice is primarily focused on the representation of corporate clients in several industries with regard to mergers and acquisitions, organizational formation and structure, venture and equity capital, public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, securities filings and periodic reporting, corporate governance, and other general business transactions and operational matters. In addition, Johnson also has broad experience representing financial institutions on all aspects of secured lending transactions.

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