Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck further expands its Cheyenne, Wyoming, office with the addition of Kristin Lee as a shareholder. Lee adds to the firm’s growing state government relations presence in Wyoming. The firm added Shareholder Neal Tomlinson at the beginning of the year.
“Kristin is a well-known, well-respected attorney and advocate in Wyoming. Her many years of experience working with the Wyoming Legislature will make a great addition to our growing office in Cheyenne,” said Doug Friednash, chair of the firm’s State & Local Legislation & Policy Group.
Lee has more than 30 years of Wyoming government relations experience and has done extensive work in telecommunications policy. She draws on her previous public sector experience to counsel clients on regulatory and government affairs issues. As director of regulatory and legislative affairs at CenturyLink in Wyoming, she managed all of the cases and filings in front of the Wyoming Public Service Commission and lobbied on telecommunications bills, tax bills and any other legislation that touched rights of way, municipal entry and One Call issues.
Before working in the telecommunications industry, Lee served as a commissioner of the Public Service Commission of Wyoming. She held hearings, decided complex cases, decided rulemakings and initiated legislation on telecommunications, electricity and gas issues in Wyoming. She also held the position of senior assistant attorney general for the state of Wyoming where she was responsible for all appellate work before the district courts and the Wyoming Supreme Court, as well as legal advice on rulemakings, legislation, decisions for cases and administrative procedures.
“I’ve known Neal Tomlinson and his team for a very long time. Joining them at Brownstein allows me to bring both my public and private sector experience to bear for clients in Wyoming,” Lee said.
Lee received her J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law and her B.A. from Lewis and Clark College.