David G. Palmer: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

David G. Palmer

Denver Managing Shareholder
Denver,  CO  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • Appellate
Contact InfoTelephone: 303.572.6539
Fax: 303.572.6540
University Johns Hopkins University, A.B., History, 1967
Law SchoolUniversity of Colorado Law School, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1970; Articles Editor, University of Colorado Law Review
Admitted1970, Colorado; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States

Professional & Community Involvement

• Director, National Civic League, 2012-Present
• Director, Judi's House, 2012-Present
• Business Advisory Council, University of Colorado School of Medicine
• Chairman, Board of Directors, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation
• Executive Committee, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
• fellow, American Bar Foundation
• Member, American Bar Association
• Member, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
• Trustee, Colorado Legal Aid Foundation, 2011-Present
• Member, Colorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee, 1996-Present
• American Heart Association
• Board of Directors, 1986-1995
• National Chairman, 1992-1993
• Chairman-Elect of the Board, 1991-1992
• Secretary to the Board, 1990-1991
• Chairman of the Northwest Region, 1986-1987
• Vice-President, 1986-1987
• Colorado Heart Association
• Executive Committee, 1978-1995
• Board of Directors, 1974-1995
• Colorado President, 1979-1980
• C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect:
• Board of Directors, 1983-1990
• President, 1984-1986
• Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries of Denver, Inc., 1982-1985

BornLakehurst, New Jersey, January 10, 1945

David G. Palmer has more than 30 years of trial and appellate experience throughout the Rocky Mountain region, Texas and California, including numerous multi-week jury trials involving claims under federal and state antitrust laws, securities and commodities laws, allegations of civil or criminal fraud, conspiracy, RICO, class actions and claims under federal environmental statutes. These representations and trials have involved parties engaged in the energy, food and beverage, financial and securities, software development sales, and a multitude of other businesses.

Dave has been listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 1982, and is ranked in Band 1 for general and commercial litigation by Chambers USA Guide. He has defended corporations and their officers in federal and state trials and criminal grand jury investigations throughout the United States. Dave has been involved in numerous commercial and securities arbitrations serving as an advocate, as an arbitrator and as a mediator in complex business disputes.

Areas of Concentration

• Litigation
• Antitrust
• Environmental
• Securities
• White collar crime

Awards & Recognition

• Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms Edition, Law Firm of the Year, Environmental Law, 2016
• Recipient, Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement in Private Practice, University of Colorado Law School, 2015
• Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Securities, 1983-2015
• Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
• Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2015
• Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013
• Team Member, a Law360 Product Liability Practice Group of the Year, 2011
• Team Member, a Law360 Appellate Practice Group of the Year, 2010
• Listed, 5280 magazine, Denver's Top Lawyers, April 2001
• Recipient, National Gold Heart Award American Heart Association, 1997
• Recipient, Award of Merit, American Heart Association, 1994
• Recipient, Colorado Heart Association, 1981 and 1983
• Schoolmaker Award, 1983
• Gold Heart Award, 1981
• Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

11.03.15 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Law Firm of the Year' for Environmental Law
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
03.26.15 Greenberg Traurig''s Duffy and Palmer Receive CU Law School 2015 Alumni Award
11.14.14 Greenberg Traurig's Environmental Practice Receives Top Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 ' Best Law Firms' List
05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
08.16.13 12 Greenberg Traurig Denver Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
06.21.13 Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2013 Legal 500 United States Guide; Recommended as ' Top Tier' Firm in Real Estate
05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 171 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas
03.15.13 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Colorado Super Lawyers
12.05.12 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Join Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock on Trade Mission to Mexico City on December 6

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

David is a frequent lecturer on issues of trial and appellate practice to several national meetings, including the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Legal Aid Society, Federal Bar Association, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, University of Colorado Executive MBA Program, and several private organizations and corporations.

Bar Fellowship: American Bar Foundation

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Panel of Distinguished Neutrals

•Trustee, Colorado Legal Aid Foundation, 2011-Present

•Member, Colorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee, 1996-Present

•American Heart Association

•Board of Directors, 1986-1995

•National Chairman, 1992-1993

•Chairman-Elect of the Board, 1991-1992

•Secretary to the Board, 1990-1991

•Chairman of the Northwest Region, 1986-1987

•Vice-President, 1986-1987

•Colorado Heart Association

•Executive Committee, 1978-1995

•Board of Directors, 1974-1995

•Colorado President, 1979-1980

•C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect:

•Board of Directors, 1983-1990

•President, 1984-1986

•Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries of Denver, Inc., 1982-1985


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Office Information

David G. Palmer

1200 17th Street, Suite 2400
DenverCO 80202


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