Heather E. Joyce|
1099 18th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(O): (303) 390-0005
(F): (303) 390-0177
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Heather E. Joyce is an associate in the Firm’s Denver, Colorado, office where she focuses her practice in public policy and regulatory affairs, employment litigation and government contracts and investigations. In her public policy and regulatory affairs practice, Ms. Joyce represents a wide array of trade associations and businesses before Colorado legislative and administrative bodies. She has also represented clients on ballot initiative issues and election law matters, as well as in a variety of government contract issues. She has experience representing special districts before the Colorado water courts and the Colorado Supreme Court in numerous appeals.
She has defended both small and large companies in a variety of litigation matters, but particularly enjoys representing clients on employment‑related matters. She has defended a client in a 42 U.S.C § 1981 action alleging retaliation and retail discrimination and has defended a WARN Act class action case. She frequently advises clients regarding best practices for employment policies. As an active member of the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, she monitors changes in policy, including employment policy, resulting from implementation of recent voter initiatives and legislative changes to state and federal law.
Ms. Joyce received her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she received several awards for achievement in writing and constitutional law. While in school, Ms. Joyce was a legal intern for former United States Senator Ken Salazar, clerked for the Honorable Sean Connelly (retired) at the Colorado Court of Appeals and was a research assistant for Professor Jan G. Laitos. She was also a Technical Editor for the Transportation Law Journal and an active member of the College of Law’s Alumni Ambassador Program.
A Colorado native, Ms. Joyce earned her Bachelor of Arts in international affairs from The George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, concentrating in Latin American studies. Ms. Joyce speaks conversational Spanish, has been a mentor in the University of Denver College of Law Professional Mentoring Program since 2010 and has volunteered time at Mi Casa Resource Center and with the Bridge Project.