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JUDICIALNOMINATINGCOMMISSIONAPPLICATIONFORCOLORADOSTATECOURTJUDGESHIP
NOTE:Fortherequirednumberofcopiestofile,pleaserefertotheINSTRUCTIONSHEETthatcorrespondstothespecificvacancyforwhichyouareapplying.
ColoradoSupremeCourt(designatevacancyforwhichapplicationisbeingmade)
I.Theinformationyouprovideinquestions1-34ispublicinformationand
will
bereleaseduponrequestiftheapplicant'snameisforwardedtotheGovernorforconsiderationofappointment.A.PERSONALINFORMATION
1.FullName:PatrickT.O'Rourke
2.
Birthyear:
1970
3.
AreyouaUnitedStatescitizen?
Yes4.
AttorneyRegistrationNumber:
26195
5.
WorkAddress:
OfficeofUniversityCounsel,1800GrantStreet,Suite800,Denver,Colorado802036.
Telephone(w):
303-860-56917.
Listyourplaceofresidenceforthepastfiveyears.
Dates
CityCounty
State
1999-2010HighlandsRanchDouglasCO
(
Revised
4/2009
1
 
B.EDUCATIONALBACKGROUND
c
8.
Listthenamesandlocationsofschoolsattended,beginningwithhighschool.
NameLocationDatesAttendedDegree
St.Mary'sHighSchoolColoradoSprings,CO1984-1988HighSchoolDiplomaCreightonUniversityOmaha,NE1988-1992
B.A.
GeorgetownUniversityWashington,D.C.1992-1995J.D.LawCenter
9.
Listscholarships,awards,honors,andcitationsyoureceivedduringcollegeandlawschool.AtCreightonUniversity,
I
eldamerit-basedpartialscholarshipforallyearsofmyattendance.
I
wasontheDean'sListforthreeconsecutiveyearsandgraduatedfromCreightonUniversitycumlaudewithaBachelorofArtsinPoliticalScienceandaCo-MajorinPhilosophy.
I
wasinductedintotheOrderofOmegaandreceivedadepartmentalawardfromtheDepartmentofPoliticalScience.AttheGeorgetownUniversityLawCenter,
I
eceivedhonorsinLegalResearchandWritingandwasnamedaLawFellowformysecond-yeartoadviseincominglawstudentsinthemethodsoflegalresearchandwriting.
I
wassubsequentlynamedanAdvancedLawFellowinmythird-yeartoadviseupperdivisionstudentsinthelegalwritingprocess.
I
wasanArticleEditorfortheGeorgetownJournalofLegalEthics.
I
wasnamedtotheDean'sListduringtwoyearsofmylawschoolcareerandgraduatedfromtheGeorgetownUniversityLawCentercumlaude.
C.PROFESSIONALBACKGROUNDANDEXPERIENCE
10.
Listallcourtsinwhichyouhavebeenadmittedtopractice,withdatesofadmission.Givethesameinformationforadministrativebodieswhichrequirespecialadmissiontopractice.
(
BarAdmissionDate
ColoradoSupremeCourt1995UnitedStatesDistrictCourtfortheDistrict1995ofColoradoUnitedStatesTenthCircuitCourtofAppeals1995UnitedStatesDistrictCourtfortheDistrict1998ofNebraskaRevised
4/2009
2
 
11.
Indicateyourpresentemployment(listprofessionalpartnersorassociates,ifany,andincludedates).Ifyoucurrentlypracticelaw,describethenatureofyourpresentlawpractice,listingthemajortypesoflawyoupracticeandthepercentageeachconstitutesofyourtotalpractice.FromOctoberof2005tothepresent,IhaveheldthepositionofManagingAssociateUniversityCounselfortheUniversityofColorado.Inthisposition,IamresponsibleforconductingandcoordinatingallofthelitigationcommencedagainsttheUniversityofColoradoinstateandfederalcourts.Inthiscapacity,IhavereceivedaSpecialAssistantAttorneyGeneraldesignationfromtheOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneral.IreporttoVice-PresidentandUniversityCounselDanielJ.Wilkerson.TheotherattorneyswhoworkintheOfficeofUniversityCounselandcarryAssistantAttorneyGeneraldesignationsareDavidTemple,SteveZweck-Bronner,ChrisPuckett,KatherineGoodwin,JenniferWatson,JohnSleeman,ElviraStrehle-Henson,MichelleKrech,CatherineShea,JeremyHueth,andNikeFleming.Inmyposition,IamresponsibleforthemanagementofalllitigationaffectingfourcampusesoftheUniversityofColorado,theStateofColorado'sfourthlargestemployerwithanannualbudgetinexcessof$2billion.IamtheattorneywithprimaryresponsibilityfortheUniversity'strialandappellatepracticebeforethestateandfederalcourts.Ihavebeenleadcounselforseveralcasesofnationalsignificance,including:ThesuccessfuldefenseoftheFirstAmendmentretaliationclaimsbroughtbyProfessorWardChurchillaftertheUniversityofColoradoBoardofRegentsterminatedhistenuredemploymentforresearchmisconduct.Afterthejuryinitiallyreturneda$1verdict,thetrialcourtgrantedjudgmentasamatteroflawintheUniversity'sfavor.
c
TheappellateargumentsintheTenthCircuitCourtofAppealsinSimpsonv.UniversityofColorado,theTitleIXlitigationarisingfromsexualassaultsintheUniversity'sfootballprogram.ThelawsuitswerecreativelysettledinawaythatenhancedtheUniversity'simagewhileeffectivelyimmunizingtheinstitutionfromfutureTitleIXclaims.ThedefenseofaconstitutionalchallengetotheBoardofRegents'policybanningconcealedweaponsonUniversityofColoradocampuses.ThesucessfuldefenseofclaimsinColoradothatagovernmentalmedicalcentercanbeheldliableunderthe"dangercreation"theoryofsubstantivedueprocessafteranepilepticpatient'sdeathinamonitoringunit.Inadditiontothesemajorclaims,IregularlydefendandsuperviseotherattorneysinthedefenseofclaimsarisingunderTitleVII,theAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct,theRehabilitationAct,theColoradoGovernmentalImmunityAct,andtheHealthCareAvailabilityAct.BecauseoftherangeofoperationsinwhichtheUniversityengages,itcrossesmanytypesofcivilpractice,bothatthetrialandappellatelevels,buttherangeofcasesinvolve:Litigationcommencedunderstateandfederalanti-discriminationstatutes(35%);Constitutionallitigationconcerningtherightsofstudentsandfacultymembers(20%);Defenseofmedicalmalpracticeclaimsagainstpubliclyemployedphysicians(20%);Commerciallitigation(10%),Rule106reviewofquasi-judicialactions(5%).
(
TheremainderofmyprofessionaltimeisspentadvisingtheUniversityonpolicymattersandtrainingoffacultyandstaff.Revised
4/2009
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