OARC Announces Chief Deputy Regulation Counsel

Margaret Funk was announced Thursday as the new chief deputy regulation counsel for the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel. Funk succeeds Matthew Samuelson who was chief deputy from 2013 to 2017. Funk’s appointment was official on Sept. 18.

“Margaret continues to exceed all expectations,” Coyle said, noting that Funk worked as senior deputy regulation counsel, overseeing the office’s trial division and also previously assisted in the supervision of attorney admissions, continuing legal and judicial education, human resources, and the intake division.

“She has great vision on how this office can help lawyers successfully navigate the practice of law throughout the stages of their careers,” Coyle said.

As chief deputy regulation counsel, Funk’s responsibilities will include operations oversight for the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, which includes the Office of Attorney Admissions, the Office of Attorney Registration and the Office of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.

Funk graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law after receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to joining the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel as a trial attorney in 2006, Funk worked in private practice.