Denver’s city attorney and a well-connected lawyer who is managing partner at one of the Mile High City’s most prominent legal firms have been recommended by Colorado’s two U.S. Senators to be the state’s next top federal prosecutor.
The three finalists to be Colorado’s new U.S. attorney, submitted by Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper to President Joe Biden, are:
- Denver City Attorney Kristin Bronson
- Hetal Doshi, currently federal prosecutor based in Denver
- Cole Finegan, managing partner of Hogan Lovells’ Denver office
Finegan served as both chief of staff and city attorney to Hickenlooper during his time as Denver’s mayor.
Finegan has donated to the Senate campaigns of both Hickenlooper and Bennet and is a well-known, influential figure in Democratic political circles.
Federal Elections Commission records show Bronson and Doshi have given to federal Democratic candidates before, though not Hickenlooper and Bennet.
Bronson, another politically…
— to coloradosun.com