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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 is a member of the firm’s Employee Defection and Trade Secrets practice group.

His practice focuses on litigating and advising employers on a nationwide basis on legal issues arising from employee movement to competitor firms. These cases involve claims concerning covenants not to compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure clauses, employee raiding, the Economic Espionage Act (EEA), and state trade secrets and unfair competition statutes.

He has also successfully defended employers in matters involving claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on race, gender, age, disability, and national origin, as well as claims arising under state and federal wage and hour laws.

Kevin serves as an expert in the area of employee defections and trade secrets law for the Practical Law Institute’s “State Q&A, Trade Secret Laws: Colorado” publication providing current up-to-date changes in this area for practioners in the state of Colorado.

Kevin has been included on the Colorado Super Lawyers – Rising Stars list since 2017. He also serves on the Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division.

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Professional Activities

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Executive Council, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Liaison
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado BioScience Association, Government Relations and Public Affairs Committee
  • Editor, Practical Law Institute, State Q&A, Trade Secret Laws: Colorado


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