BakerHostetler Names Laurin D. Quiat Denver Office Managing Partner to Succeed L. Poe Leggette, Effective January 1, 2019

Press Releases / July 11, 2018

DENVER — July 11, 2018 — BakerHostetler today announced that it has named Laurin Quiat as its next Denver Office Managing Partner, succeeding Poe Leggette, effective January 1, 2019.

“Poe, with his extensive experience in law firm management, has been a strong voice for BakerHostetler in Denver, while at the same time serving as co-chair of our national energy industry team,” said Chairman Steven Kestner. “I am grateful to have had Poe as a member of our office leadership team and look forward to Laurin continuing to grow the office and carrying on BakerHostetler’s tradition of delivering outstanding client service.”

Quiat joined BakerHostetler in 1997, was elected Partner in 1999, and serves as leader of the firm’s national construction practice. In his practice he tries complex legal disputes for clients in the areas of product liability, construction, and commercial litigation. Over the years he has served on a number of firm management committees, including the New Business Committee, and spent four years as the Denver office Litigation Group coordinator. Since 2012 he has been responsible for litigation associate training, which includes a multi-day trial training program for all midlevel associates. Quiat received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, 1981, and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, 1984, cum laude.

“I am humbled by the confidence of my partners in selecting me to follow Poe as Office Managing Partner of the Denver office,” said Quiat. “Poe, and his predecessor Ray Sutton, set a tremendous example of what successful leadership looks like, and I look forward to continuing their work of expanding and strengthening our office and the firm.”

Leggette joined BakerHostetler in 2014 and has led the office since 2016. In addition to his office leadership role and serving as co-head of the energy industry practice, he maintains an active energy litigation and transactions practice. Leggette was recognized last month by the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) for providing “25 Years of Outstanding Legal Representation” to the IPAA, saving the industry approximately $25 billion over the 25 years he has been representing the organization. In 2015 he was named Colorado Lawyer of the Year by Law Week Colorado.

“Laurin has the confidence of his colleagues and will provide solid management of the office,” said Leggette. “I look forward to seeing the office grow with him as Office Managing Partner.”


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