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Kevin J. Burns

Associate, Denver
t: 303.218.3656
f: 303.218.3651


Kevin Burns is an associate in the Denver office and a member of the firm’s Employee Defection and Trade Secrets Practice Group.

Kevin focuses his practice on representing clients in restrictive covenant and trade secrets litigation. His practice involves litigating and advising employers on noncompetes, nonsolicits, and nondisclosure agreements nationwide as a result of employee movement between competitor firms. He frequently handles these cases across the country on an expedited basis, dealing with the significant differences and constant changes in the law between states. His focus in this area gives clients a high level of service and the assurance that their important matters are being handled to meet their business objectives.

Kevin serves as a leading professional on trade secrets law for the Practical Law Institute’s “State Q&A, Trade Secret Laws: Colorado” providing current up-to-date information on changes in the law for the State of Colorado.

Kevin is skilled in many other areas of employment law and has been included on the Colorado Super Lawyers – Rising Stars list since 2017.

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Treasurer, Colorado Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section (2018-present)
  • Editor, Practical Law Institute, State Q&A, Trade Secret Laws: Colorado (2018-present)
  • Member, Colorado BioScience Association, Government Relations and Public Affairs Committee (2018-present)
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Executive Council, Young Lawyers Division (2015-2018)
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, YLD Labor & Employment Law Section Liaison (2015-2018)


Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, 2018 Fisher Phillips Attorney Retreat, “2018 Employee Defections and Trade Secrets Practice Group: Legislative & Case Law Update”
  • Moderator, ACC Emerging Leaders Group Mentoring Session, “Internal Clients: Building, Managing, and Leveraging Relationships”

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