Charles Lilley, Partner, Lilley & Associates
Mr. Lilley graduated from the University of Denver in 1976, with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, and obtained the designation of Certified Public Accountant in 1979.
Mr. Lilley graduated from the University of Denver School of Law in 1979, finishing in the top 20% of his class.
was given the AmJur award for the highest grade in his
Securities Law class.
Since 1979, he
has been continuously engaged in the practice of law, with an emphasis on commercial transactions, bankruptcy, and litigation.
While an attorney at Calkins, Kramer, Grimshaw & Harring and at Olson & Guardi, he practiced extensively in the securities law area, including the drafting of various private placement and public offering documents.
In 1990, Mr. Lilley helped form Donnelly & Lilley, and in 1992 Mr. Lilley was an original partner in Dyer Donnelly & Lilley, where he practiced until 1997.
While Mr. Lilley was a partner at Dyer Donnelly & Lilley, he materially participated or had primary responsibility in various class actions.
He served on the steering committee of a nationwide class action on behalf of travel agents in In re Travel Agency Commission Antitrust Litigation, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Civ.
N. 4-95-107, which resulted in a recovery of over $80 million.
Mr. Lilley also played significant roles in which his firm was lead counsel in consumer cases against U S WEST in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Nebraska ($5 million total recovery), and Blue Cross of Colorado ($3 million recovery).
In the securities fraud area, Mr. Lilley was his firm's representative as liaison counsel in the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, for In re Coram Healthcare Corp.
Securities Litigation, Case No. 95-N-2074 ($46.6 million recovery); In re IntelCom Group, Inc.
Securities Litigation, Case No. 95-D-1166 ($2.5 million recovery); and Appel v. Caldwell, et al., Case No. 92-Z-9150 ($2.15 million recovery).
Since 1997, Mr. Lilley
has represented clients in securities fraud cases commenced, pending or completed in the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, including Steele v. Tandem Computers, Inc. et al., Case No. 98-D-2370 (settled); In re Samsonite Corp.
Securities Litigation, Case No. 98-K-1878; In re The North Face, Inc.
Securities Litigation, Case No. 99-WM-473; Pinkowitz v. New Era of Networks, Inc.
et al., Case No. 99-WM-1305; In Re: Accelr8 Technology Corp.
Securities Litigation, Case No 00-K-938 (liaison counsel); Rasner v. Vari-L Company, Inc. et al., Case No. 00-S-1181 (liaison counsel), In re ICG Communications, Inc.
Securities Litigation, Case No. 00-S-01864 and Norman v. New Era of Networks, Inc.
et al., Civil Action No. 01-WM-0003 (liaison counsel).
Studer, et al. v. Heng Fung, et al. (eVision International, Inc.),Case No. 02-cv-2232-PSF-PAC (settled; Co-Counsel); Ramirez, et al. v. eWork, Inc., et al. (ProSavvy, Inc.), Case No. 06-cv-00686-WDM-BNB (Co-Counsel); and In re: Live Concert Antitrust Litigation, MDL-1745 (Hammer v. Clear Channel Communications, Inc. et al.) (transferred to MDL-1745 in the Central District of California), Case No. 06-cv-1047-REB-PAC (Co-Counsel; class certified).
has also litigated securities or derivative proceedings in Colorado state court including Strauss v. Anschutz, et al. (Qwest derivative) 02-cv-8188, District Court, City and County of Denver (co-counsel in a derivative case; $25 million recovery plus corporate governance); Connally, et al. v. Telxon Corp.
00-cv-9410, District Court, City and County of Denver (co-counsel; settled); In re: Quovadx, Inc.
04-cv-1359, District Court, Arapahoe County (co-liaison counsel; case settled); In re: First Data Corporation Shareholders'
Litigation (Pappas et al. v. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., et al.) Lead Case 2007-cv-0621, District Court, Arapahoe County (co-liaison counsel; settlement pending).
is admitted in all Colorado state courts, and the federal court for the District of Colorado.
has also been admitted pro hac vice in a number of other states.