October 9, 2012

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has appointed Darren R. Hensley to the State of Colorado’s Securities Board. Hensley, a securities lawyer at Polsinelli Shughart, will assist the Board with oversight on issues affecting the Division of Securities and securities regulation in Colorado. Highly recognized in his field, Hensley has practiced corporate and securities law in Colorado since 1990.

“It’s an honor to serve the state of Colorado in this way,” said Hensley, a shareholder who advises clients on securities law matters. “I’m excited to be part of a board whose mission is to advise on securities regulation affecting the people of Colorado.”

Hensley advises clients on securities, corporate finance, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions including public and private offerings of debt and equity (including venture capital financings), credit facilities, initial public offerings, SEC disclosure, stock sales and purchases, asset sales and purchases, start-up companies, entity formation and university technology transfer investments.

Martindale Hubbell, a legal ranking by fellow attorneys, has rated him AV® which is the highest ranking of professional standards and ethics by fellow attorneys. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers and Colorado Super Lawyers. Active in his industry, Hensley is a member of the American Bar Association and the Bar Associations of Colorado and Missouri and co-chairs the M&A Subcommittee of the Colorado Bar Association. He is a former member of the board of trustees of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado and served on the Strategic Planning Committee of Hope House of Colorado.

Hensley earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law, an MBA from the University of Kansas Graduate School of Business and his BA, magna cum laude, from Graceland College, Missouri Western State College.

Hensley is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

• SEC proposed rule changes
• Securities law violations
• Mergers and acquisitions

Polsinelli Shughart is one of the fastest growing law firms in the country. The firm’s Denver office has grown to more than 50 attorneys and includes seasoned corporate, construction, health care, intellectual property, life sciences, litigation, and real estate attorneys. Hensley’s appointment is pending Senate confirmation in the spring.

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780,

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