Daniel Domenico, former state solicitor general, is nominated by Donald Trump to serve on Colorado’s federal bench
Kittredge Partner Dan Domenico named to U.S. Chamber of Commerce State Litigation Advisory Committee
Dan Domenico, managing partner of Kittredge LLC, was named this fall to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s State Litigation Advisory Committee. The Chamber’s litigation effort has been described as Chamber “ the equivalent of a boutique law firm" with lawyers whose " talent now rivals some of Washington's most elite practices,” a “legal strike force,” an "elite litigation unit," and as a "major player" at the Supreme Court with an "extraordinary success" record.
Originally Posted: www.chamberlitigation.com/
Kittredge’s Dan Domenico was hired to lead the appeal after a federal district court entered judgments exceeding ten million dollars against Campus Village Apartments, LLC. Domenico argued the case in September, and on December 15, the Tenth Circuit reversed the district court’s decision and vacated the judgment. The case presents a major update of antitrust law in the Tenth Circuit.
Read full opinion: https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/15/15-1352.pdf
Dan Domenico quoted in Denver Post on potential Supreme Court Nominee, Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich
“He mentioned to me once that it stood out on my resume that I like to make homemade wine,” said Dan Domenico, now a lawyer in private practice. “That led to us talking about our family histories in north Denver. That personal connection is important to him. He showed that he can be a good judge and a good person at the same time.
“If that were to show up on the Supreme Court, I think the country would benefit.”
Tymkovich, currently the chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, made President-elect Donald Trump’s list of 21 candidates for the current vacancy on the court. At 60, he comes with the requisite conservative credentials and virtually undiluted Colorado roots.
Read full article posted on the Denver Post website: http://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/11/tim-tymkovich-supreme-court-trump/
Kittredge LLC was co-counsel to a group of plaintiffs challenging a state law that criminalizes showing one’s ballot to anyone else, known as a “ballot selfie” ban. On November 4, U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello issued a preliminary injunction, recognizing such a ban implicates significant First Amendment rights.
Read full article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/judge-rules-colorado-voters-can-post-ballot-selfies-online-1478363127
Posted in The Denver Post Perspective | By Dan Domenico
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a firm believer in our Constitution's separation of powers — the assignment of distinct and sometimes offsetting powers to the different branches of the government. That separation provides the checks and balances that ensure we have "a government of laws, not of men."
It is thus oddly fitting that Scalia's death should stir a national conversation about the relative powers of the president and the Senate in filling the Supreme Court vacancy that now exists. No one doubts President Obama's power to make a nomination. But some were surprised when the Senate's majority leader announced that the Senate would not even consider confirming any such nominee, but would instead wait for the American people to elect a new president.
Posted in BusinessDen | By Amy Dipierro
"The owners of rival apartments housing students from downtown Denver’s Auraria campus once again are feuding in federal court.In January, a district court in Denver ordered student housing complex Campus Village to pay nearly $10 million for violating antitrust laws by signing on as the exclusive housing provider for many first-year students at the University of Colorado Denver. Daniel D. Domenico of Kittredge and Michael J. Hofmann of Bryan Cave are representing Campus Village in the appeal, but McMahon said he does not know who will be the defendant’s lawyers for the follow-up case filed last week."
The purpose of the Rules of Appellate Procedure is to periodically review, correct, update, and improve the Colorado Appellate Rules.
Members of the Committee
Posted in Law Week Colorado | By Hannah Garcia
"When he left his post as the state’s solicitor general, Dan Domenico had a decision to make about his future as a lawyer. Half a year later, he may be in the most successful stint of indecision in state history.
“By the time I left, I didn’t even know if I wanted to do a law firm or go in-house somewhere,” Domenico said, also referencing a desire to avoid ethical conflicts with seeking a job before leaving his public sector post. “I just wanted some time to think, and these paying clients who came along and made it very easy to extend that.”"
Posted in Press-Telegram Education | By Pamela Johnson
"The Colorado Court of Appeals changed its mind on whether to allow the Thompson School District to make policy changes regarding the Thompson Education Association while a court case continues. A split opinion on Thursday, two judges to one, essentially allows the district and school board to make policy changes while the court of appeals decides whether to lift a district court-ordered injunction."
Posted in The Colorado Statesman | By Rachel Alexander
"As the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals begins its new schedule of cases this week Judge Timothy Tymkovich has heard a couple of child porn cases, a campaign finance case, even a case involving a $7 million bicycle accident at the Air Force Academy."
Kittredge files amicus brief for U.S. Chamber of Commerce in successful petition to Colorado Supreme Court
"Individuals from the Alabama, California, Colorado, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia offices of the attorney general were recognized for excellence in brief writing for the U.S. Supreme Court." Recipients of the 2015 NAAG Supreme Court Best Brief Awards includes: Solicitor General Daniel D. Domenico.
The solicitor general of Colorado is making his first high court argument on Feb. 27 in the habeas case, Wood v. Milyard.
Read more: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202542371150/Appellate-Lawyer-of-the-Week-Dan-Domenico#ixzz41I6x7BKn