This adjunct professor is not teaching at Colorado Law this semester.
University of Colorado Law School
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO 80309
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Don Kempf currently serves as a Senior Advisor at both Gleacher & Company, a leading independent investment bank, and Blaqwell, Inc., independent consultants for the legal industry, an AAA- and CPR-certified arbitrator and mediator, an adjunct professor of law and a private practitioner. He served as executive vice president, chief legal officer, secretary and a member of the management committee of Morgan Stanley from December 1999 until his retirement in 2005. Don began his legal career in 1965 at Kirkland & Ellis, served on its management committee from 1981 to 1998 and retired as a senior partner in 2000 after joining Morgan Stanley.
A trial lawyer, Don has handled a wide variety of matters, including complex securities, antitrust, patent, employment, commercial and corporate transaction-related cases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Don was a Commissioner on the Antitrust Modernization Commission from 2004 to 2007. He has served in the Marine Corps, as a trustee and vice president of the American Inns of Court and as president of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association and the Chicago and New York Inns of Court. Don has also served on the visiting committee at the Harvard Law School and is a past chair of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession. He was a founding director of Equal Justice Works and is a former director and chairman of Metropolitan Family Services/United Charities of Chicago. Don has served on the boards of trustees of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and New York City Opera, the advisory board of CorporateProBono.Org and corporate counsel board of the National Center for State Courts. He is an emeritus member of the Association of General Counsel.