Winds of Change at Fennemore Craig

by Ali Manor

New office managing partner will build on firm’s assets

By John Chavez


One of the oldest law firms in the Mountain West, Fennemore Craig, is moving forward once again. Troy Rackham, recently announced as the new managing partner, succeeds Bruce Dahl, managing partner since the Denver office’s opening in 2006. Dahl, experienced in intellectual property litigation, will continue to chair Fennemore Craig’s intellectual property practice group.

With an eye toward their future success, and fostering incoming talent, Fennemore Craig acquired Troy Rackham in 2011. Now at the helm of the firm’s Denver office, Rackham will, according to Dahl, bring “a sense of youthfulness and energy” to the position of managing partner. Rackham’s colleagues feel that he is full of life and can focus a keen eye on the change that lies ahead.

Practicing in medical negligence and professional malpractice as well as other forms of complex litigation, employment and labor and civil rights law, Rackham has his work cut out for him. “I’d like to energize the talent, optimize the staff, and enhance the technology,” Rackham said of his short-term goals. He also advises legal professionals on ethics, malpractice and professional liability issues, yet these areas of practice exemplify only a small area of his experience.

When asked about how he would energize the talent, Rackham said that he would like to find ways to challenge young incoming lawyers, to mentor them in forming their professional identities and to present them with meaningful ways to attain growth to retain them over the years.

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