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Cristal Torres DeHerrera

Deputy City Attorney

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Prior to joining the City and County of Denver, Ms. DeHerrera was a shareholder at the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where her practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, public and private securities offerings, capital formation and securities advice.

Prior to joining Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Ms. DeHerrera served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge John L. Kane of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and interned at the Denver City Attorney’s Office. In addition, she worked on the 2000 U.S. Presidential campaign and on several key political campaigns throughout the country.

Ms. DeHerrera has been recognized with several industry awards and is active in philanthropic and community issues. She is on the board of directors of Rocky Mountain Youth Clinic and the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, and she served as co-chair of the National Hispanic Bar Association’s 2013 annual convention and on the planning committee for the Clinton Global Initiative’s 2014 CGI America conference. She also has held leadership positions supporting numerous community organizations ranging from the Downtown Denver Partnership to the Denver Public Library.

Ms. DeHerrera earned her J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and her undergraduate degree, with honors, in Political Studies from Pitzer College in Claremont, California.