WTO Brings on Five in Fall

by Doug Chartier


Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell welcomed five new associates in the fall of 2015, the Denver-based firm announced Monday. Laura McNabb, Kate Mercer-Lawson, Shawn Neal, Pawan Nelson and Randy Robinson will focus their practices on complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels.

McNabb clerked for Judge David Ebel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. She also served as a law clerk and judicial assistant to Chief Justice Nancy Rice of the Colorado Supreme Court. McNabb earned her law degree from University of Colorado Law School.

Mercer-Lawson clerked for Judge Jerome Holmes of the 10th Circuit for two years and for Judge Sarah Evans Barker of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana for two years. She earned her law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Neal served as a law clerk to Judge John Webb on the Colorado Court of Appeals. She earned her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and prior to entering law, she worked for several years as a first grade teacher.

Nelson joins WTO from Cravath Swaine & Moore in New York, where his practice focused on general commercial litigation for clients in the technology and financial industries. He earned graduated from Columbia School of Law.

Robinson previously worked at Reilly Pozner in Denver. Prior to entering private practice, he clerked for Justice Monica Márquez of the Colorado Supreme Court. He earned his law degree from DU Sturm College of Law and has several years of business management experience.