Richard G. (Chip) Sander

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Mr. Sander has over 31 years experience in complex commercial litigation.  He has extensive experience in litigating and resolving business disputes including dealer program matters, lender liability matters as well as intellectual property disputes, employment and covenant not to compete litigation and litigation of contract disputes, securities matters, class actions, shareholder and limited liability member disputes and real estate litigation. 

Mr. Sander has over 25 reported decisions and has appeared in cases pending in federal courts and state courts in Utah, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Arizona, California, Massachusetts and Colorado and argued cases before the Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and the Colorado Supreme Court. 

Recently, Mr. Sander acted as trial counsel in a class action case in which his Fortune 500 client was sued for $1 billion.  The case was dismissed after the close of the class plaintiffs’ case and the decision was affirmed on appeal.  Mr. Sander also recently was lead trial counsel for one of the country’s largest loan servicers in a jury trial venued in federal court in Denver.  The plaintiff claimed $140 million in damages allegedly resulting from misappropriation of trade secrets.  The jury's verdict was extremely favorable to Mr. Sander's client. 

Mr. Sander is chair of the Institute for Complex Commercial Litigation and in 2008 was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation only society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American trial lawyers.  He has been named a “Super Lawyer” (awarded to the top 5% of the Colorado Bar) for each year from 2007 - 2013 and was selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America (U.S. News & World Report).  Mr. Sander also has received the AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell © (highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards).

Mr. Sander graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with high honors, in 1978 and from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1982.  He has practiced in Denver, Colorado since that time.

 

 Publications and Presentations:

2007 Central Alarm Association, Security Forum, “Legal Issues Concerning Interference with Customer Contracts and Non-Competition Provisions” “Strategies For Success in Construction Lending,” speaker, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. The American Society of Trial Consultants, Westminster, Colorado, June 2002, “What Clients Love, Hate and Expect from Trial Consultants.” Construction Lending News, November, 2001, “Construction Loan Documents That Actually Work.”

Boards and Community Service

  • 2005-2006 Arthritis Foundation of Colorado, Committee Member
  • 1992-1994 Juvenile Diabetes Society of Colorado, Member of Board of Directors
  • 1992-1993 Colorado Lawyers Committee
  • 1985 – 1993 Member Denver Boys, Inc., adult mentor

Selected Cases

Core-Mark Midcontinent, Inc. v. Sonitrol Corporation
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2012 WL 2994956 (Colo.App.)

ADT Security Services, Inc. v. First Protection, Inc.
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Not Reported in P.3d, 2008 WL 4379516, Colo.App., September 25, 2008 (NO. 07CA1126)

Premier Home Protection v. ADT Security Services, Inc.
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2008 WL 1777402 (Colo. 2008)

ADT Security Services, Inc. v. Premier Home Protection
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181 P. 3rd 288 (Colo. App. 2007)

ADT Security Services, Inc. v Sapp
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2008 WL 2612382 (Colo. App. 2008)

Smith v. TCI Communications, Inc.
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981 P.2d 690, (Colo.App., June 10, 1999)

F.D.I.C. v. Bowen
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865 P.2d 868, (Colo.App.,1993)

F.D.I.C. v. American Cas. Co. of Reading, Pa.
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843 P.2d 1285, (Colo., 1992)

SaBell's, Inc. v. City of Golden
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832 P.2d 974, (Colo.App., 1991)

Federal Deposit Ins. Corp. v. Bowen
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824 P.2d 41, (Colo.App., 1991)

La Casa Nino, Inc. v. Plaza Esteban
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762 P.2d 669, (Colo., 1988)

Plaza Esteban v. La Casa Nino, Inc.
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738 P.2d 410, (Colo.App., 1987)

Denver Feed Co. v. City of Commerce City
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702 P.2d 285, (Colo.App., 1985)

In re Kaiser Steel Corp.
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952 F.2d 1230, Bankr. L. Rep. P 74,387, 26 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 443, 60 USLW 2423, C.A.10 (Colo.)

Spulak v. K Mart Corp.
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894 F.2d 1150, (10th Cir. 1990) 29 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 1078, 52 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 39,584, 51 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1652, C.A.10 (Colo.)

Consumers Gas & Oil, Inc. v. Farmland Industries, Inc.
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840 F.Supp. 794 (D. Colo. 1993) Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 98,160, D.Colo., November 29, 1993

Consumers Gas & Oil, Inc. v. Farmland Industries, Inc.
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863 F.Supp. 1357, (D.Colo., 1993)

Consumers Gas & Oil, Inc. v. Farmland Industries, Inc.
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815 F.Supp. 1403, (D. Colo. 1992) RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 8223, D.Colo., November 16, 1992

Walker v. Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co.
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686 F.Supp. 269, (D. Colo. 1988) 46 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 37,959, 46 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1463, D.Colo., March 11, 1988

Walker v. Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co.
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112 F.R.D. 44, (D. Colo. 1986) 41 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 36,464, 41 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1763, D.Colo., June 27, 1986

Spulak v. K Mart Corp.
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664 F.Supp. 1395, (D. Colo. 1985) 2 IER Cases 1816, D.Colo., November 21, 1985

ADT Security Services, Inc. v. Pro-Tec Sec., Inc.
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Not Reported in P.3d, 2004 WL 1119124, Colo.App., February 05, 2004

First Protection, Inc. v. ADT Security Services, Inc.
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Not Reported in P.3d, 2009 WL 2357705(Colo. 2009)

Sapp v. ADT Security Services, Inc. 
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Not Reported in P.3d, 2009 WL 162467(Colo. 2009) 

Cartel Asset Management v. Ocwen Financial Corporation
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Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2010 WL 502721 (D. Colo)

Cartel Asset Management v. Ocwen Financial Corporation
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Slip Copy, 2010 WL 3529545 (D.Colo.)

Cartel Asset Management v. Ocwen Financial Corporation
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Slip Copy, 2010 WL 3529544 (D.Colo.)

Cartel Asset Management v. Ocwen Financial Corporation
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Slip Copy, 2011 WL 1134714 (D.Colo.)

Advantek Pro, Inc. v. ADT Security Services, Inc.
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Not Reported in P.3d, 2011 WL 4837298 (Colo.App.)

Ferdinand De Leon v. Imelda R. Marcos
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659 F.3d 1276, 80 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1283

 

 

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