Armstrong Teasdale Names Aubyn Krulish Denver Office Managing Attorney
Armstrong Teasdale has named Partner Aubyn Krulish managing attorney of the firm’s Denver, Colorado, office effective Jan. 6. This appointment adds to the firm’s growing female leadership ranks, with one-third of the offices nationwide now led by women.
Office managing attorneys are charged with driving growth and success in coordination with the firm’s overall strategic vision as determined by firmwide leadership and managing partner David Braswell.
“Our business is built around our people, and Aubyn is well suited to take on this new role,” said Braswell. “Her proven leadership skills give me the utmost confidence that she will bring great energy and vision to her role, further driving the success of the firm in Denver and the surrounding region. We also thank outgoing office managing attorney Chuck Steese for laying a solid foundation, creating synergies nationwide and supporting aggressive growth over the past five years.”
In 2014, as part of its western expansion initiative, Armstrong Teasdale opened a Denver office, which has grown to more than 35 attorneys and professional staff. Denver office founder and former managing attorney Chuck Steese will continue in his role as a high-stakes commercial litigator at Armstrong Teasdale, serving in various other leadership capacities for the firm.
“This appointment was thoughtfully considered, and Aubyn stepping into this role aligns perfectly with our vibrant and inclusive Denver office,” said Steese. “Over the past five-plus years, I have seen tremendous growth in Denver with the office tripling in size, and I look forward to what’s to come under Aubyn’s leadership. To say I am proud of the attorneys and staff in this office is an incredible understatement.”
Krulish is a member of the Corporate Services practice group who provides counsel on an extensive range of business issues to clients of all sizes from large publicly traded companies to emerging companies and startups. She primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions, technology transactions, financing and complex commercial contracts. Her experience also extends to corporate governance, private placements and capital raises.
Active in firm management, Krulish serves on the firm’s Hiring and Technology Committees. She is a Colorado native and earned her J.D. and M.S. in Legal Administration from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado.
“This truly is an exciting time to be part of Armstrong Teasdale and I am honored to serve the firm in this role,” said Krulish. “I am privileged to work with an extremely talented team in our Denver office. I am dedicated to putting our people first and continuing to build this office, consistent with our firm’s strategic plan, by hiring additional valuable team members.”
Women lead the firm in various other key management positions, generating significant business, assuming key roles as large client relationship partners and serving as first-chair in trials and major transactions. The first woman elected to the role of office managing attorney in the firm’s history was Kansas City Partner Karrie Clinkinbeard, who took on the position in 2016.