Rudy Verner's practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, cybersecurity and renewable energy. As a litigator he has successfully handled matters relating to insurance coverage, business torts, contractual disputes, employment, construction, real estate, land use and natural resources. He is an experienced appellate practitioner as well as a trial lawyer. In the appellate arena, Mr. Verner has appeared before Colorado’s appellate courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, briefed numerous issues of first impression under Colorado and other states’ law, and served as local advisory counsel in matters before the Tenth Circuit.
As part of his insurance coverage practice, Mr. Verner has represented companies and individuals seeking to enforce coverage or recover policy proceeds under general liability, directors and officers, first-party property, business-interruption, environmental site liability, cyber liability and other specialty policies. Mr. Verner also assists clients in conducting insurance audits and procuring specialty insurance coverage for businesses with unique risk profiles.
Mr. Verner is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and regularly advises clients in the emerging areas of on-line privacy, data security, and e-commerce law, with a particular emphasis on the digital advertising industry.
Mr. Verner also counsels clients on the development of wind, solar and other renewable energy projects, helping clients navigate the shifting political and regulatory landscape in this space.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Verner served as a law clerk to Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich on the Tenth Circuit and to Judge Sandra I. Rothenberg on the Colorado Court of Appeals. At the University of Colorado School of Law, Mr. Verner was an associate editor on the University of Colorado Law Review and Managing Editor of the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law.
Mr. Verner is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Colorado.
Outside the office, he is a father of two and an avid cyclist and skier.
Introduction to Climate Change, Regis University (guest lecturer)