WhiteWave GC Joins Holland & Knight

by Doug Chartier


Holland & Knight announced Wednesday that it has added Colin Barnacle to its Denver office as a senior counsel in the firm’s labor, employment and benefits practice. Barnacle focuses his practice on labor and employment compliance counseling, corporate governance counseling and investigations, and employment litigation.

Most recently, Barnacle was a division general counsel at WhiteWave Foods Company, a Denver-based consumer packaged food and beverage company. At WhiteWave, Barnacle served as legal director for all global labor and employment matters. Prior to that, he was vice president of human resources for the Americas and assistant general counsel, global labor and employment and litigation, at the Gates Corporation in Denver.

Barnacle was also previously a partner with Jackson Lewis in Denver, where he represented employers in all types of employment law proceedings before state and federal agencies and courts, provided counsel in connection with employee terminations, disciplinary actions, policy implementation and internal investigations, and drafted policies, handbooks and employment agreements.

Barnacle received his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College.