May 1, 2012

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Adds Litigator to Expanding Denver Office

Denver, Colorado--Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, a growing regional law firm with more than 100 lawyers, including 26 in Denver, today welcomed Richard C. Kaufman to the firm as Of Counsel in its litigation department. Kaufman joins the firm from the Denver office of McKenna Long and Aldridge, where he practiced litigation and governmental affairs, including serving on the strategy committee for Bill Ritter's 2006 and 2010 gubernatorial campaigns and as an advisor during his term as governor.

In addition, Kaufman's background includes serving as Colorado's Deputy Attorney General, working in-house at Texaco, and serving as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Denver, where he handled more than 500 civil litigation cases. Several lawyers at Ryley Carlock have known and practiced with Kaufman for many years.

"Dick is a great addition to our team," said Denver Managing Shareholder Brian M. Nazarenus. "He has a tremendous reputation, vast knowledge of the law and the community in Colorado and he is a long time friend of our firm. We are very fortunate to have him," he said.

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite has been practicing in Denver since 2005. The firm recently moved its offices to the 35th floor of 1700 Lincoln Street in downtown Denver (the Wells Fargo Center, or "cash register" building). In July of 2011, the firm doubled its size in Colorado with the addition of 13 lawyers from storied Denver law firm Isaacson Rosenbaum. The additions included the management team of that firm, which closed for business that year. The firm has a full service practice, including environmental law, litigation, corporate and securities, real estate, banking, trust and estates and employment law.

The firm was founded in 1948 in Arizona, and has approximately 120 lawyers firm wide. The firm is nationally recognized for its work in e-electronic discovery in large scale disputes.