We are pleased to announce that Ryley Carlock & Applewhite attorney Richard C. Kaufman has been appointed to The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. The Board creates policy for the school and oversees its operation. Dick has been appointed by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. His term begins January 1, 2017 and expires December 31, 2020.
Dick represents clients in their environmental, business, securities, regulatory, employment and political cases. Before joining Ryley Carlock, he served for nine years as a trial attorney with the U.S. Attorneys’ Office in Denver where he specialized in employment discrimination claims and litigated more than one hundred cases and tort claims brought against the United States government.
Before joining the Department of Justice, Dick served as Deputy Attorney General of the State of Colorado where he held various assignments including Chief of the Enforcement Division responsible for litigating securities, tax, medicaid and consumer fraud cases on behalf of the State of Colorado. In addition, he was the liaison for the Attorney General to both the Governor and the Colorado General Assembly including legal analysis of all enrolled bills sent to the Governor and presenting the Attorney General legislative agenda to the General Assembly through testimony before legislative committees.
His legislative experience also includes overseeing the legislative and regulatory agenda for Texaco, U.S.A. before the state legislatures and regulatory agencies in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.
Appointed by Governor Bill Ritter Jr., Dick previously served on the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. The 11-member commission sets policies for all state-supported public institutions of higher education.
A copy of the Governor’s press release can be found by clicking here.