Holland & Hart LLP at a Glance


  • “The people are bright and welcoming”
  • “Quality of life”
  • “People here want me to succeed”


  • “Compressed pay in smaller markets”
  • “The logistics of working in a large firm”
  • “Need more mentoring”

The Buzz

  • “Big presence in CO”
  • “Good experience working with them”
  • “Western”
  • “High paying for Las Vegas market”

About Holland & Hart LLP

Starting as a two-man outfit in 1947, Holland & Hart has become one of the largest firms in the Rocky Mountain West. Among its most notable practices are litigation, business law, tax and estates, employment law, IP and real estate law.

A Rebel With a Cause

Holland & Hart began in 1947 when former Colorado state legislator Stephen Harding rebelled against what he described as the "very monopolistic, establishment-oriented" old firm culture in Denver where "nobody could expect to become a partner unless he was born into it or married into it," according to the Colorado Lawyer.After he was denied partnership at a local firm, Harding started his own practice with his friend Josiah Holland. Among Harding's guiding principles for the firm was spurning legalese in favor of communications which were "earthy and comprehensible to the man on the street." In addition to serving local business bigwigs, Harding used his firm to take up regional historical preservation causes.

Rocky Mountain Business

Today, not only is the firm a regional powerhouse, but it has ranked as one of the best places to work in Denver by the Denver Business Journal. Now with more than 400 lawyers, Holland & Hart has offices in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and Washington, DC.

Holland & Hart is also strong in the business arena--it has been named the top corporate law firm in Denver according to surveys run by Corporate Board Member Magazine. Furthermore, its litigation department tackles defense work, product liability, construction, labor and employment, insurance and white-collar crime work.

Must Be Something in the Air Up There

Holland & Hart has earned a reputation for doing things a little bit differently. American Lawyer correspondent Susan Beck once hailed the firm as having "the happiest, most well-rounded lawyers" she had encountered. Holland & Hart attorneys, she said, "put in an honest day's work, but leave time to ski, and hike, and fish, and enjoy life outside their offices." The firm has also earned a reputation for avoiding demotions and layoffs, and its attorneys reportedly lack the "blinkered pursuit of money" afflicting staff at other AmLaw 200 firms, according to Beck.

On top of it all, the attorneys at Holland & Hart are good sports. After losing a bet when the Boston Red Sox clobbered the Colorado Rockies in the World Series, Holland & Hart shipped over a package of rocky mountain delicacies (rattlesnake meat sampler, chili mix and a buffalo rib roast) to Boston firm Ropes & Gray.

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Holland & Hart LLP

555 17th Street
Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-295-8000
Fax: 303-295-8261


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Thomas R. O'Donnell
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 470

  • Base Salary
    Firm did not disclose salary information. Salary is varied based on office location. There is no lockstep salary progression for associates. 

  • Summer Associate Offers
    9 out of 11 (2014)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Affordable Housing
    Antitrust & Trade Regulation
    Class Actions
    Commercial Litigation
    Corporate Governance & Compliance
    Corporate Law & Business Entities
    Customs Law/Import Control
    Electric, Gas & Telecommunications Utility Law
    Emerging Growth
    Employee Benefits
    Energy & Electricity
    Environmental Litigation
    Estate Planning & Administration
    Export Control/Trade Sanctions
    Financial & Commercial Transactions
    Franchise Law
    Government Contracts
    Government Investigations & White Collar Defense
    Governmental Affairs
    intellectual Property
    Licensing & Technology
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Outsourcing & Offshoring
    Private Client Group
    Project Development & Finance
    Real Estate
    Renewable Energy
    Securities & Capital Markets
    Space Law
    Trade Secrets
    Trusts & Estates
    Venture Capital

Major Office Locations

  • Denver, CO (HQ)
  • Boulder, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Aspen, CO
  • Washington, DC
  • Boise, ID
  • Billings, MT
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Reno, NV
  • Carson City, NV
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Jackson, WY
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