Biden appoints Denver attorney Cole Finegan for US attorney in Colorado


A longtime member of Colorado’s political community is President Joe Biden’s candidate for the next US state attorney.

Biden announced the candidate, Cole Finegan, on Tuesday as part of a list of nine candidates for federal prosecutor. Finegan is the managing partner in the Denver office of the law firm Hogan Lovells. His previous positions include the chief of staff to Democratic Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, who is now the junior US Senator from Colorado, and the Denver city attorney. In the early 1990s, Finegan served as chief legal counsel to Democratic Colorado Governor Roy Romer. He was a partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck from 1993 to 2003. In 1986, while at Georgetown University Law Center, Finegan was chief of staff to Representative James R. Jones, a Democrat from Oklahoma.

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“Cole Finegan is a brilliant lawyer who understands the interface between government and the world he strives to serve as well as anyone I know,” Hickenlooper said in a statement. declaration. “He will be fair, just and dedicated, just like the US Attorney General in Colorado should be.”

Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet advised three candidates for the post in February. The two Finegan defeated were Kristin Bronson and Hetal Doshi.

“Cole Finegan is a tireless public servant, a gifted leader and a first-rate lawyer,” Bennet said in a statement. “Throughout his career, Cole has demonstrated exceptional judgment and integrity. Everyone who has worked with him knows he is compassionate, decent, and committed to the rule of law. “

Biden has so far appointed 25 people to U.S. lawyer positions.

Finegan must be confirmed in the US Senate.


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