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Chantell L. Taylor

Chantell L. Taylor

Partner| Denver


Chantell Taylor brings broad experience in government relations, campaign finance, political strategy, tax exempt, legislative, public policy, regulatory and administrative law to her practice. Over her 20-year legal career she has managed the government relations program for one of Colorado’s top oil and gas companies, served as counsel to some of Colorado’s most controversial statewide ballot initiative campaigns, represented countless candidates and political committees, launched and directed nonprofit organizations, and devoted her passion and expertise to myriad community causes. She has an aptitude for cultivating strong working relationships with business leaders, legislators, government officials and civic leaders. With her breadth of experience, she offers clients a comprehensive and visionary approach to solving legal challenges and building innovative strategies to achieve their objectives.

  • Oversaw legal compliance and political strategy for statewide issue campaigns to defeat and pass ballot initiatives, including drafting and title setting, title and signature challenges, developing budgets and building coalitions
  • Proactively managed legislative strategy for energy company in the Rockies, including bill drafting, lobbying, providing testimony, coordinating with stakeholders and collaborating with governmental agencies
  • Provided legal and strategic counsel to grassroots political campaigns across the country, including compliance with tax exempt laws and varying state campaign finance and employment  laws
  • Researched, drafted and litigated ethics and campaign finance disputes
  • Served as campaign finance counsel for two gubernatorial campaigns
  • Represented charitable, political, and social welfare and advocacy organizations in tax exempt compliance
  • Analyzed, drafted, amended and advanced rulemakings and legislative outcomes
  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (B.A., cum laude, 1995)
  • Women's Energy Network of Colorado, Founding President (2016-present)
  • Vital for Colorado, Board Member (2017-2018)
  • Aurora & Metro Denver Economic Development Councils, Board Member (2015-2018)
  • Colorado Energy Coalition, Board Member (2015-2018)
  • "2018 Legislative and Election Preview," Luncheon Keynote, Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen (March 2018)
  • Women in Leadership: Climb the Ladder, Panelist and Moderator, Women's Energy Network (February 2018)
  • "Social License: A case study in building public support for Unconventionals," North Africa Petroleum Conference, Algeria (March 2017)
  • Colorado Update and Advocacy Overview, Luncheon Keynote, Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen (February 2017)
  • "Citizens Divided: Recent changes in campaign finance law and impact on political discourse," Keynote Speaker, City Club of Denver (November 2013)
  • Law Week Colorado, Barrister's Choice Award, Best Government Attorney (2018)
  • Top Women in Energy, Denver Business Journal (2016)
  • Super Lawyer, Government Relations, Contracts & Lobbying, 5280 Magazine (2015)
  • Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Denver, Selected Class Member (2013)
  • Top 50 for the Future, Colorado Statesman “Mover and Shaker” Distinction (2007)
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Government Relations Manager (2015-2018)
  • Hogan Lovells LLP, Senior Attorney (2011-2015)
  • Public Interest Network, General Counsel (2009-2011)
  • Colorado Ethics Watch, Founding Director (2006-2009)
  • Perkins Coie LLP, Attorney (2003-2006)
  • Colorado
  • Supreme Court of Colorado