Xakema L. Henderson

Associate

Denver
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Overview

Xakema Henderson focuses her practice on complex legal disputes, concentrating on privacy and data breach class action defense, commercial litigation and high-end family law. Placing high value on thoughtful and creative approaches to client situations, Xakema focuses on the overall perspective in order to develop efficient solutions.  

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  • Defends class actions in the complex emerging area of data privacy, including privacy-related and data breach class actions. Has represented major businesses and organizations, including a health insurer, hospital, chain restaurant and grocery store, and a large, public university.
  • Regularly drafts complex motions and briefs for dismissal and other relief in motions practice.
  • Successfully defended a major car manufacturer in a breach of warranty action.
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Experience

  • Defends class actions in the complex emerging area of data privacy, including privacy-related and data breach class actions. Has represented major businesses and organizations, including a health insurer, hospital, chain restaurant and grocery store, and a large, public university.
  • Regularly drafts complex motions and briefs for dismissal and other relief in motions practice.
  • Successfully defended a major car manufacturer in a breach of warranty action.
  • Instrumental in securing a voluntary dismissal for a major health insurer in a putative class action alleging statutory violations. 
  • Defeated a petition for certiorari review to the Colorado Supreme Court in a commercial dispute.
  • Successfully litigated protection orders in domestic cases.
  • Instrumental in resolving complex disputes in family law cases, including by drafting parenting plans, motions to modify maintenance payments, motions to relocate, and researching novel complex issues that arise in the context of multimillion-dollar estates.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • ColoradoBiz, "Most Influential Young Professionals" (2018)
  • Law Week Colorado, "Up and Coming Lawyers" (2017)
  • Colorado Black Women for Political Action

Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Sam Cary Bar Association
    • Judicial Nominating Committee/Judicial Committee (2017)
    • Marketing Chair (2015)
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity: Pathfinders (2017)

Publications

Alerts

Community

  • Florida Pitt Waller School Accelerator Program: Board Member
  • The Colorado Bar Association High School Mock Trial Program: Coach (2014 to 2015)
  • CU Law School Barrister’s Council Moot Court Team: Coach (2014 to 2015)
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters: Mentor (2014 to 2017)
  • 5280 High School Founding Board Member

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Justice William W. Hood III, Colorado Supreme Court (2014 to 2015)
  • Teach For America
    • Corps Member Advisor: Stevenson Middle School (2011)
    • Seventh Grade English Language Arts Teacher: Fondren Middle School (2009 to 2011)
    • English Department Co-Chair (2010 to 2011)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Colorado

Education

  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2014; CU Law School National Moot Court Team; Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, Fellow; Public Service Award
  • B.B.A., Finance, minor in Professional Writing, Texas A&M University, 2009

Blog

In The Blogs

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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Sixth Circuit Adds to Circuit Split About the Enforceability of Class and Collective Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements
By Xakema L. Henderson
June 6, 2017
The Sixth Circuit just became the third federal court of appeals to hold that an arbitration provision requiring employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to arbitrate individually all employment-related claims is not...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
First Circuit Subscribes to a Minority View: Free App Users Allowed to Proceed With Privacy Class Action Under the Video Privacy Protection Act
By Xakema L. Henderson
June 30, 2016
In Yershov v. Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 7791 (1st Cir. Apr. 29, 2016), the First Circuit held that users of free mobile applications, or “apps,” can bring a claim against an online service provider...
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