2701 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80205
Professionalism Vignettes from the CBA’s Professionalism Committee presented by Donald Alperstein and Richard Pennington. Approved for One Ethics Credit.
5:30 p.m. Introduction
- The CBA/DBA Professional Coordinating Counsel
- Brief History of the Principles of Professionalism and Professionalism Vignettes
5:35 p.m. Selected Vignettes
6:25 p.m. Conclusion and Seminar Assessment
Facilitator Bios: Donald W. Alperstein, is a principal of Alperstein & Covell, P.C., a Denver law firm founded in 1985. His practice includes general business matters, commercial litigation, arbitrations and amateur sports law. In recent years, he has devoted much of his time to matters concerning legal fee analysis and assessment, including work as an expert witness, arbitrator, mediator and special master. He served as Denver Bar Association Chair of the DBA/CBA Professionalism Coordinating Council from 2007 to 2012, and was instrumental in the creation and production of the PCC’s original video vignettes and teaching manual and oversaw the revamping of the Principals of Professionalism and their adoption by the CBA and DBA. Donald’s passion is the sport of fencing, which he has served nationally and internationally in many capacities, and he still takes up the sword from time to time. Donald graduated from Wheat Ridge High School, and he attended Whitman College and Harvard Law School.
Richard Pennington has been general counsel to NASPO ValuePoint, the nonprofit subsidiary of the National Association of State Procurement Officials that supports the states in their national cooperative procurements. Richard is the former director of the Colorado Division of Finance and Procurement, State Purchasing Director, and first assistant attorney general (procurement and construction litigation counsel). Richard is a retired Air Force Colonel and judge advocate who started his career as a B-52 pilot and later became a judge advocate specializing in federal procurement. Richard attended the Air Force Academy, the University of Denver College of Law, and The George Washington University (LL.M. in government procurement law).