Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck shareholder Chris Murray represented U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser in his high-profile win last week in Denver District Court.
Murray, a member of Brownstein’s political law group based in Denver, represented Keyser in his successful challenge regarding qualifications to appear on Colorado’s U.S. Senate Republican primary ballot. Keyser was previously denied access to the Republican Primary ballot on the grounds that he did not gather the required 1,500 signatures in each of the state’s seven congressional districts. The decision in Keyser’s favor validated the number of signatures the candidate previously submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State, agreeing with Murray’s argument that some signatures were marked invalid because of a processing error and Keyser’s campaign "substantially complied" with the law. Keyser will now appear on the Republican primary ballot on June 28.
“This is a significant win for Brownstein’s political law group,” said Jason Dunn, head of Brownstein’s political law group. “Chris’s knowledge of federal election law and Republican politics stands out in Colorado. He is a good example of why our bipartisan political law team is known nationally for its ability to advise clients on all aspects of campaign finance and election law and to move quickly to help candidates when necessary.”
Murray is a litigator with an extensive background in political law, including serving as 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s deputy general counsel and advising the Colorado Republican Party. He was assisted by Brownstein associate Patrick Hall, whose practice focuses on commercial and intellectual property litigation, and who brought strong appellate work experience to the case.
Read more about this case in The Denver Post and Politico.