No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
A coronavirus pandemic (or even the threat of such a pandemic) could easily make it more difficult for parties to perform their obligations under many types of contracts—especially contracts requiring travel or involving the delivery of goods and services. In the event that one of the parties to a contract can’t perform as a result of an actual or potential coronavirus outbreak, would the doctrine of force majeure allow them to suspend their performance or terminate the contract?
Lorena Hutton brings deep skills in legal research and a keen understanding of court procedure to her litigation practice at Brownstein.
Before Brownstein, Lorena most recently served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Henry M. Bohnhoff of the New Mexico Court of Appeals, where she was responsible for drafting appellate opinions and assisting with other drafting and research assignments. She was also previously a judicial extern for Judge Bobby Baldock of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge James Browning of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico as well as an intern in Sen. Patty Murray’s office in Spokane, Washington.
While in law school, she was the note and comment editor of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law and worked as conference coordinator for the Global Mining Law Conference. She was also a Supreme Court teaching fellow and a student attorney for the Veterans’ Advocacy Law Clinic.
Williams Achievement Scholarship
CALI Award in Public Lands & Mining Law, Fall 2015
Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Team, 2015-2016