Cliff Stricklin and Michael MacPhail have joined law firm Holme Roberts & Owen LLP as partners in its Denver office. The firm announced last week that Stricklin and MacPhail have joined the firm’s White Collar and Securities Litigation practice. Both attorneys were previously with Holland & Hart.
Stricklin, who will chair the White Collar and Securities Litigation practice, was previously an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he led the prosecution team in the insider trading case against Joseph P. Nacchio. He was also a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Enron Task Force, and was First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. District of Colorado.
MacPhail is a former Deputy Assistant Director of the SEC’s Denver Regional Office and has previously served as an attorney and Senior Counsel for the Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C. MacPhail was also a featured panelist in the April 21, 2009 Securities Docket webcast, “SEC Enforcement Update: A Wounded Animal is a Dangerous Animal.”