LAW WEEK COLORADO
The University of Colorado Law School announced today John Francis, a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs, will join Colorado Law as a scholar in residence, leading the Master of Studies in Law program in ethics and compliance.
Colorado Law also announced today that Sonny Cave, chief compliance and ethics officer at ON Semiconductor, has endowed a fund at Colorado Law to support ethics and compliance programming.
Last month, Colorado Law announced the addition of a new MSL track in ethics and compliance that will provide both established professionals and newcomers to the field an opportunity to elevate their careers as ethics and compliance officers.
Francis will also teach in and help expand the school’s health law program. After joining Colorado Law, he plans to remain connected through his firm to the private corporate compliance community.
Francis brings 25 years of antitrust and health care litigation and compliance experience to Colorado Law. He has worked with leading companies across Colorado, including hospitals and health care systems, telecommunications and technology companies, and trade associations on corporate compliance initiatives.
Cave’s endowment will support programs, scholarships and faculty to enhance learning and instruction in ethics and compliance.
Cave is executive vice president, general counsel, chief compliance & ethics officer, chief risk officer, and corporate secretary of ON Semiconductor. As the company’s founding general counsel, he manages all legal affairs, which includes compliance counseling and intellectual property development.
“With John Francis and Sonny Cave’s leadership, Colorado Law is building on an already powerful foundation of ethics and compliance programming,” said Dean Phil Weiser. “In John Francis, we are bringing a seasoned professional who has long supported Colorado Law as an adjunct professor, member of our health care law program advisory committee, and mentor to drive our efforts in ethics and compliance and support our MSL students. With Sonny Cave, we have an alumnus who is leading by example, demonstrating his engagement in and commitment to supporting Colorado Law’s excellence in this field.”
Colorado Law’s commitment to ethics and compliance programming rests on the innovative Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, of which Colorado Law was selected as the first and only law school participant in 2014.