Meshach Rhoades

Of Counsel at Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Location
Greater Denver Area
Industry
Law Practice

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Meshach Rhoades's Overview

Current
  • Of Counsel at Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Co-Founder at Latinas First Foundation
  • Fellow at Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Past
  • Of Counsel at Kutak Rock
  • Trustee at Denver Bar Association
  • Board of Directors at Latina Initiative
  • Chair at Colorado Bar Association/Denver Bar Association- Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee
  • Senior Attorney--Regulatory and Telecommunications Law at CenturyLink (formerly Qwest Communications International Inc.)
  • Board Member at Easter Seals Colorado
  • Member of Governor Elect Hickenlooper's Transition Team, Department of Regulatory Agencies at Partners for Colorado
  • Past Board Member at Go For It! Foundation
  • Commission Member at Governor's Complete Count Committee - 2010 Census Commission
  • President at Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
  • Attorney at Holland & Hart LLP
  • Graduate at Impact Denver, Denver Chamber of Commerce
  • Judicial Law Intern to Hon. John L. Kane at Federal District Court, District of Colorado
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Meshach Rhoades' Experience

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

December 2013Present (10 months) Denver, CO

* Corporate Counsel with in-house and law firm experience
* Particular expertise in telecommunications litigation
* Significant leadership experience

Specialties: Complex Commercial Litigation, Telecommunications, Regulatory Law, Intellectual Property

Co-Founder

Latinas First Foundation

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months)

Fellow

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

February 2011Present (3 years 8 months)

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

2010Present (4 years)

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 2009Present (5 years 1 month)

Secretary of Board of Directors

Center for Legal Inclusiveness

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

2009Present (5 years)

Alumni Board Member

University of Colorado School of Law

2009Present (5 years)

Board Member

Colorado Center on Law & Policy

July 2008Present (6 years 3 months)

Corporate Counsel- Wholesale and Network Legal Support

CenturyLink

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CTL; Telecommunications industry

January 2008Present (6 years 9 months)

Of Counsel

Kutak Rock

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Law Practice industry

December 2011November 2013 (2 years) Denver, Colorado

Trustee

Denver Bar Association

2010July 2013 (3 years)

Board of Directors

Latina Initiative

December 2010March 2012 (1 year 4 months)

Chair

Colorado Bar Association/Denver Bar Association- Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee

August 2008January 2012 (3 years 6 months)

Senior Attorney--Regulatory and Telecommunications Law

CenturyLink (formerly Qwest Communications International Inc.)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Q; Telecommunications industry

January 2008December 2011 (4 years)

* Provide legal and policy advice to Qwest, a fortune 500 company, pertaining to telecommunications laws and regulations and adherence to current federal, state, and administrative laws

* Lead team in providing legal advice, negotiating settlement agreements and litigating for Qwest’s Facility Cost Finance organization, which controls a billion dollar budget

* Lead team in providing advice, negotiating settlement agreements and litigating cases involving Qwest’s in-region network and out-of-region long-haul network infrastructure and land-use access regarding multi-million dollar disputes

* Litigate cases involving franchise agreements, right-of-way issues and Section 253 of the Telecommunications Act

* Litigate Federal Communications Commission cases regarding federal tariffs, traffic pumping and interstate billing

Board Member

Easter Seals Colorado

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

March 2006November 2011 (5 years 9 months)

Member of Governor Elect Hickenlooper's Transition Team, Department of Regulatory Agencies

Partners for Colorado

Political Organization industry

November 2010February 2011 (4 months)

Past Board Member

Go For It! Foundation

2009December 2010 (1 year)

Commission Member

Governor's Complete Count Committee - 2010 Census Commission

February 2009October 2010 (1 year 9 months)

President

Colorado Hispanic Bar Association

20082009 (1 year)

Partnership; 501-1000 employees; Law Practice industry

September 2004December 2007 (3 years 4 months)

Graduate

Impact Denver, Denver Chamber of Commerce

January 2006January 2007 (1 year 1 month)

Judicial Law Intern to Hon. John L. Kane

Federal District Court, District of Colorado

September 2003March 2004 (7 months)

Meshach Rhoades' Skills & Expertise

  1. Litigation
  2. Intellectual Property
  3. Corporate Law
  4. Legal Research
  5. Administrative Law
  6. Telecommunications
  7. Legal Assistance
  8. Litigation Support
  9. Dispute Resolution
  10. Arbitration
  11. Joint Ventures
  12. Trials
  13. Immigration Law
  14. Bankruptcy
  15. Legal Advice
  16. Commercial Litigation
  17. Legal Writing
  18. Negotiation
  19. Employment Law
  20. Privacy Law
  21. Courts
  22. Securities Regulation
  23. Trademarks
  24. Mediation
  25. Class Actions
  26. Civil Litigation
  27. Policy
  28. Leadership
  29. Corporate Governance
  30. Mergers & Acquisitions
  31. Legal Compliance
  32. Licensing
  33. Appeals
  34. Trade Secrets
  35. Westlaw

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Meshach Rhoades' Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Forty Under 40

    Denver Business Journal
    • March 2012

    Forty rising stars in Denver are recognized each year by the Denver Business Journal. They are chosen based on three criteria: business leadership, recognition of accomplishments, and community involvement.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2012/02/14/denver-business-journal-names-2012.html

  • 2012 Law Week Colorado Compleat Lawyer

    Law Week Colorado
    • June 2012

Meshach Rhoades' Education

Meshach Rhoades' Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

Impact Denver, Easter Seals Colorado Board Member, Diversity In the Legal Profession ("DILP"), Colorado Bar Association, Women's Bar Association, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Colorado Center on Law and Policy Board Member, Corporate Counsel Women of Color

Honors and Awards:

2007 Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year; Colorado Bar Association Foundation's Bar Fellow

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