Natalie Hanlon Leh

Adjunct Faculty
Intellectual Property Litigation, Media and Entertainment

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309

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Educational Background:
J.D.   Harvard University   1989  
B.S.   University of Colorado, Boulder   1986  
Natalie Hanlon Leh serves as the Chief Deputy Attorney General for the State of Colorado. Natalie oversees the litigation for the State and the legal counsel to all state executive and judicial agencies. She coordinates legal policy and acts as the intergovernmental liaison on behalf of Attorney General Phil Weiser and the Colorado Department of Law.

Natalie worked for over 20 years in private practice — most recently serving as the Partner in Charge of WilmerHale's Denver office. Natalie also served as national Intellectual Property Practice Group Leader and as Office Leader for Faegre Baker Daniels' Denver office. Before private practice, Natalie served as a staff attorney in the Family and Children's Unit of the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver and as a law clerk for the Honorable John Porfilio of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Natalie currently serves as Chair of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado. She served as the President of the Colorado Women?s Bar Association, President of the Faculty of Federal Advocates, and as Chair of the Colorado Bar Association's IP Section. Natalie helped start the District of Colorado's Civil Pro Bono Panel, and served as Chair of the District of Colorado's Standing Committee for Pro Se Litigation. Since 2004, she has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, where she teaches patent litigation.

Natalie's family hails from Holyoke, Colorado, and she grew up in Centennial. She graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she was a Boettcher Scholar and a member of the President's Leadership Class, and from Harvard Law School.


Spring 2018 Patent Litigation LAWS 7323-801
Spring 2016 Patent Litigation LAWS 7323-001
Spring 2015 Patent Litigation LAWS 7323-001