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Hickenlooper, Bennet Celebrate Senate’s Confirmation of Cole Finegan to Serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado

Nov 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet released the following statements after the Senate confirmed Cole Finegan to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado.

“Cole will be an excellent U.S. Attorney for Colorado. He is a man of integrity and a brilliant lawyer who has a deep understanding of service. He is fair, just, and dedicated to the rule of law,” said Hickenlooper.

I’ve known Cole for over 15 years, and I can say with total confidence that Colorado and the country will benefit enormously from his experience,” said Bennet. “He has displayed tremendous judgment and integrity throughout his career, and everyone who’s had the privilege of working with him knows him to be compassionate, decent, and genuinely committed to the rule of law. I have every confidence that Cole will make an excellent U.S Attorney for the District of Colorado and will serve with humility, professionalism, and independence.”

Hickenlooper and Bennet recommended Finegan for the U.S. Attorney position in February. President Joe Biden nominated him for the position in September.

Finegan has served as the Regional Managing Partner for the Americas for a global law firm. In private practice, he has specialized in administrative and municipal law, government contracts, energy, and real estate. Finegan has also spent a third of his professional career in public service. He served simultaneously as Denver City Attorney and Chief of Staff to the Denver Mayor. Finegan also served as the Chief Legal Officer and the Director of Policy and Initiatives for former Colorado Governor Roy Romer. 

Earlier in his career, he served as Chief of Staff to a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma. He has served on multiple boards, including the I Have a Dream Foundation, and he helped create Denver’s first Family Justice Center dedicated to fighting against domestic violence. Between 2010 and 2019, and in 2021, he was rated one of the Best Lawyers in America for his work on municipal law. He was also named a Colorado Super Lawyer between 2007 and 2009, and between 2012 and 2018. Finegan was also named a Lawyer of the Decade by Law Week Colorado. He obtained his BA from the University of Notre Dame and his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.


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