Troy A. Eid, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, is a principal shareholder in the firm's Denver office. He has wide-ranging experience in complex federal, state and tribal litigation at the administrative, trial and appellate court level.
Mr. Eid also handles a wide range of sensitive commercial transactions and disputes that require statutory, regulatory or administrative approval. Recent examples include:
- Spearheading the statutory review and community participation process to enable the successful purchase and sale of major hospitals and medical systems under state law, becoming a ‘public face’ and spokesperson for the transaction.
- Representing the operators of interstate natural gas pipelines and other energy infrastructure construction projects, coordinating environmental and cultural resource reviews, Native American tribal employment, construction-monitoring, and outreach, and right-of way negotiations on public and private lands.
- Advising public employee pension funds on the proposed privatization of state departments and agencies.
- Negotiating a judicial consent decree, on behalf of a multi-national corporation, to settle the largest environmental enforcement action ever filed by the U.S. government under the storm water provisions of the Clean Water Act.
- Advising tribal governments on achieving the effective compliance of their law enforcement, judicial, and social service systems with applicable federal laws and regulations.
- Counseling various natural resource and environmental remediation clients in complying effectively with federal, state and tribal civil and criminal investigations.
The common thread is a business deal or dispute with many moving parts where Mr. Eid coordinates a diverse team to accomplish a result requiring approval through a public process. His skills running a large public law firm as a U.S. Attorney, and previously as the head of Colorado's 70,000-employee civil service system and as an in-house general counsel in private business, equip him for such inter-disciplinary challenges.
Mr. Eid co-chairs the firm's American Indian Law Practice Group, one of the top-rated in the United States by the Chambers USA guide. Chambers features Mr. Eid in both American Indian law and environmental law/natural resources, and he is also listed in Best Lawyers in America.
In addition to his law practice with the firm, Mr. Eid currently serves as the Chairman of the Indian Law and Order Commission, which advises President Obama and the Congress on criminal justice and public safety issues concerning 566 federally recognized Indian tribes and nations throughout the country. Mr. Eid, who was appointed as Colorado's U.S. Attorney by President George W. Bush, was appointed to the Commission by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and unanimously elected Chairman by its members.
Mr. Eid's recent awards include "Lawyer of the Year" by Law Week Colorado (2011), in recognition of his role in the $1.45 billion sale of the HealthONE hospital system, and "Member of the Year" by the Navajo Nation Bar Association (2012), the largest bar that directly serves an Indian nation. He has also been honored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Secret Service, the National Congress of American Indians, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
An Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law, Mr. Eid has recently published articles, testified before Congress, and appeared on C-SPAN and elsewhere on a wide range of legal and law enforcement topics, ranging from American Indian law and policy to the regulation of marijuana and narcotics.
Mr. Eid graduated from Stanford University and the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He clerked for the Honorable Edith H. Jones, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.