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Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities

Phone: 303.871.6478
Email: ebono@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Eric Bono is the Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has significant experience advising on a variety of careers including those in law firms, in-house legal departments, government agencies, and corporations. He has a number of professional contacts across all of these sectors. Dean Bono has also advised hundreds of students on state and federal judicial clerkships and has a large network of judges and judicial clerks.

Background:
Dean Bono has a diverse background practicing law and working in higher education. Dean Bono worked at the University of Colorado Law School from 2006 – 2011 where he served as the Director for the Private Sector and Judicial Clerkships in Colorado Law’s Office of Career Development. Before that, he practiced general litigation and employment law in Denver at the law firms of Holme Roberts & Owen and Baird & Kiovsky. Prior to law school, Dean Bono was an Admissions Counselor at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and an Assistant Director of Admissions at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. In his spare time, Dean Bono enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and spending time with his family.

Education:
J.D. Ohio State University 2001
B.A. Denison University 1995 summa cum laude

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Assistant Director for Private Sector Opportunities

Phone: 303.871.6463
Email: fho@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Felicia Ho is a career consultant with a focus on private sector employment opportunities in law firms and corporate legal departments. She also heads Denver Law’s diversity employment initiatives such as the Colorado Pledge to Diversity 1L Summer Clerkship Program, the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Court of Appeals Diversity Judicial Internship Program, and the Judge Kristen L. Mix Dream Team Public Sector Diversity Internship Program.

Background:
While in law school, Felicia clerked at the Asian Law Alliance in California’s Silicon Valley and the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco. She served as managing editor of the Tulane Law Maritime Journal and was an officer of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Following law school, Felicia practiced as a criminal defense and plaintiff’s employment discrimination attorney at small firms in Denver, Colorado. She joined Denver Law in 2011 as a program coordinator for the Office of Alumni Relations and the Professional Mentoring Program. There, she developed an extensive professional network that has informed her work as a career consultant. Felicia is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado, and the Denver Area Legal Recruiters Association.

Outside of work, Felicia is a board member of the Denver Public Schools Asian Education Advisory Council and the McAuliffe at Smiley Foundation where she works to improve educational opportunities and programming for primary and secondary school students in the Denver Public School District. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children on the soccer fields and the ski slopes.

Education:
J.D. Tulane University 1997
B.A. University of California, Berkeley 1993

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Assistant Director for Private Sector Opportunities

Phone: 303.871.6197
Email: gkeahey@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Gayle Keahey rejoined the CDO in September 2017, bringing 13 years of private sector law practice with two large firms and 10 years of law and MBA career services experience working with thousands of students, alumni and employers across multiple employment sectors in both private and public sector. As Assistant Director for Private Sector Opportunities, Gayle focuses on connecting students to opportunities and careers with law firms, corporations, consulting and accounting firms, financial services companies, start-ups, and other private sector legal and business entities. Gayle will lead our On-Campus Interview Programs and develop strategic initiatives for expanding opportunities and employer relationships primarily in private sector.

Background:
During law school, Gayle was a Legal Research & Writing Instructor for 1L students, competed nationally as a member of the National Trial Advocacy Team, and was selected to the Order of Barristers. Gayle practiced civil litigation in Texas for 13 years, as an Associate and Participating Associate with Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in Houston and as an Associate and then Partner at Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox in Dallas. Before joining the CDO initially in 2007, Gayle also served as Director of Programs and Children’s & Family Ministries for a large church in Texas where she spearheaded numerous events, programs, teams, and volunteers.

From 2007-2014, Gayle served as Associate Director and Career Consultant at the Sturm College of Law’s Office of Career Development & Opportunities, where she advised students and alumni on a variety of career paths; managed the On-Campus Interview process and programs; served on our Judicial Clerkship Team; organized hundreds of career panels, programs and events; initiated a new student development program; and developed ongoing relationships with many legal and business employers to connect them with our students.

Prior to rejoining the CDO in September 2017, Gayle served for three years as Career & Talent Development Consultant and Lecturer for the McCombs School of Business MBA Career Management Team at the University of Texas at Austin. At UT she advised and coached full-time MBA students, with emphasis in the areas of Finance (Investment Banking, Investment Management, Corporate Finance), Healthcare, Real Estate, Energy, Private Equity, and Venture Capital; taught a strategic career planning course for first-year MBAs; conducted employer outreach and led student treks; and managed a large peer advisor program.

Education:
J.D. University of Oklahoma College of Law 1984, with honors
B.A. University of Denver 1981, Phi Beta Kappa

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Assistant Director for Public Service Opportunities

Phone: 303.871.6586
Email: elogemann@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Elise Logemann is the Assistant Director for Public Service Career Opportunities. She has experience advising on a variety of public interest careers including those in government agencies, non-profits, and public interest firms. Having worked as a public defender, civil rights lawyer, and juvenile attorney in government, private, and non-profit settings, Elise has significant professional contacts in these areas in Colorado and nationally.

Background:
Elise began her career as a public defender with the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., where she represented juveniles and adults charged with felonies. She then joined the New York City law firm Beldock, Levine, and Hoffman, where she represented plaintiffs in civil rights lawsuits against the police department and the city. Elise then returned to Colorado, her home state, where she was a trial attorney in the Colorado Springs Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, before becoming the Executive Director of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center (CJDC), a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring excellence in juvenile defense and advocacy and justice for all children in Colorado. Prior to joining the Office of Career Development & Opportunities, Elise went into private practice, representing juveniles charged with crimes in adult and juvenile court as Alternate Defense Counsel. Elise is the Chair of the Juvenile Section of the Colorado Bar Association and previously taught a Holistic Juvenile Defense Seminar for the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Education:
J.D. Harvard Law School, cum laude, 2008
B.A Northwestern University, summa cum laude, 2004

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Career Consultant

Phone: 303.871.6063
Email: jmckee@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Mr. McKee is a Career Consultant for the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and brings a wealth of experience and contacts in all employment sectors. Mr. McKee advises on Public Sector and non-traditional employment opportunities with a special emphasis on environmental law career planning. Mr. McKee has worked for public sector employers such as non-profits, governments at municipal, county and federal levels, higher education, contract and entrepreneurial work, and working for Fortune 500 corporations. Mr. McKee’s legal career services expertise includes serving as Manager of Recruitment and Professional Development for Holland & Hart LLP and over 6 years of experience in law school career services.

Background:
Prior to law school, Mr. McKee enjoyed careers in several professions including as a show performer at Disney World, park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns, Mount Rushmore, and in Brooklyn, New York, Owner/operator entrepreneur of a vegan food business, and high school English teacher. Mr. McKee teaches career skills workshops for Jefferson County, Colorado and provides pro bono legal counseling for temporary residents of the Action Center Homeless Shelter in Lakewood. Mr. McKee committed to veganism in the year 2000 and enjoys vegan cooking and baking, and hiking for miles with his wife and dogs in the Colorado mountains. John McKee can be reached at 303.871.6063.

Education:
J.D. University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2011
M.E.M. Duke University, 1997
B.A. University of Notre Dame, 1992

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Career Consultant

Phone: 303.871.6392
Email: amontague@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Andrea Montague is a Career Consultant with a focus on public sector careers and judicial clerkships. Andrea has significant experience advising on careers in public defender offices, district attorney offices, government agencies, and non-profit organizations and she has also advised many students on state and federal judicial clerkships.

Background:
Originally from New York City, Andrea has a diverse background practicing law. Following law school graduation, she clerked for Judge Margaret Cammer of Brooklyn Civil Court where she worked on both criminal and civil cases, and then spent a year in New Zealand working for a barrister litigating product liability claims. Upon returning to the United States, Andrea worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights and was a founding member of a state-wide educational lobbying organization. Prior to joining the Office of Career Development & Opportunities, Andrea worked for a small Denver law firm in the area of intergovernmental affairs and family law.

While in law school, Andrea was a recipient of the Edward A. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship, and interned at the National Organization for Women Legal Defense Fund. Andrea also interned at the Second Judicial Department, Appellate Term of the New York State Supreme Court, and the Sex Crimes Unit of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. Andrea successfully competed in the Moot Court Honor Society’s Wagner Labor Law Competition and was also awarded the Carole Mehlman Gould Prize for her work as a law student in the area of women’s rights.

Education:
J.D. Brooklyn Law School 1989
B.A. George Washington University 1984

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Business Intelligence Officer

Phone: 303.871.6023
Email: clambert@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Colin’s role in the Career Development Office draws upon his expertise in the Symplicity job database as well as other technical areas, including database management, project management and system implementation. Though he initially started as the Systems Specialist for the CDO, his role has now expanded to serve all departments within the law school as the Business Intelligence Officer.

Background:
After completing college, Colin stayed at American University to start his career as a Web Developer for the International Students Office and eventually becoming the Manager of Information Technology for the AU Career Center. During his eight years in that position, Colin helped to launch the Symplicity system in the office and became the administrator. Colin was then hired to be a Systems Developer/Project Manager for American University’s I.T. department. His time there was short lived, however, as he decided to move out west to Denver in 2011 to work at the CDO.
Outside of work, Colin is an avid soccer and football fan and enjoys going home to his homeland, Trinidad and Tobago.

Education:
B.A., Computer Information Systems, American University 2002.

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Career Consultant

Phone: 303.871.6341
Email: jstein@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Judy Stein, a 3rd generation Denver native, is a Career Consultant with the Office of Career Development & Opportunities at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has significant experience advising on a variety of careers including those in government agencies and non-profits such as Offices of the Public Defender and District Attorney, City Attorney and County Attorney, Legal Services and Legal Aid Societies and other advocacy groups. She has significant professional contacts across all of these sectors. Judy has advised students on state and federal judicial clerkships and has a large network of judges and judicial clerks.

Background:
While in law school, Judy was a law clerk for the Appellate Division of the Colorado State Public Defender Office. After law school, Judy clerked for the Honorable Roxanne Bailin of the Twentieth Judicial District of Colorado in Boulder where she worked on civil and criminal cases. She then went to work as a Staff Attorney in the Family and Children’s Unit for the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver, now known as Colorado Legal Services. Judy has also served on the Board of Directors of non-profit organizations and worked as a pro bono attorney for The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network. She joined the Office of Career Development & Opportunities at Denver Law in 2013.

Education:
J.D. University of Colorado School of Law, 1988
B.A with Honors, Northwestern University, 1984

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Office Coordinator

Phone: 303.871.6214
Email: careers@law.du.edu / lvargas@law.du.edu

Lindsey Vargas is the Office Coordinator for Career Development at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She joined the team in February of 2016. As the Office Coordinator for Career Development, she handles all of the office’s scheduling of appointments, as well as all administrative tasks the office needs. Students are welcome to speak with Lindsey if they have any questions regarding scheduling, CDO sponsored programs, Symplicity, On Campus Interviews, reciprocity requests or anything else that may be on their mind.

Lindsey has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Studies from California State University, Long Beach and has experience working for law firms in Los Angeles and Denver. She participates in University of Denver’s Sustainability Council and volunteers with 4 Paws 4 Life Animal Rescue on a weekly basis. She has aspirations of becoming a novel editor and is a self-proclaimed foodie.