Donald K. Bain — Lifetime Achiever

Denver, CO — Donald K. Bain is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Lifetime Achiever in the Law and Legal Services field, acknowledging his work with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

Drawing on nearly six decades of expertise in the legal field, Mr. Bain has found much success as an attorney specializing in all aspects of commercial law, including business trials and litigation. During his first practice, Mr. Bain became an associate of Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, rising to become a partner in 1967. He served as the firm’s executive committee chairperson from 1988 until 1990 and would remain a partner until 2004 when he transitioned to counsel. Since 2012, Mr. Bain has been of counsel to Bryan Cave LLP, which became Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in 2017.

A lifelong advocate for the legal profession, Mr. Bain has worked with the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado and was a member of the grievance committee for the Colorado Supreme Court from 1975 until 1980, culminating in a term as its chairperson.

Before embarking on his professional journey, Mr. Bain earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1957. He pursued his legal education at Harvard University, earning a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in 1961. He was admitted to practice law by the State Bar of Colorado the same year.

Mr. Bain maintains his affiliation with more than two dozen professional societies, social clubs, and special interest groups, including the American Bar Association, the Association of Yale Alumni, the Grolier Club of New York City, and the Republican National Committee. He was a Denver mayoral candidate in 1987 and served as state chair of the Colorado Republican Party and a member of the Republican National Committee in the 1990s.

Mr. Bain has been a fixture in Colorado’s humanitarian and arts communities for decades. He is a former director of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Denver Inc., and the Denver Public Library Commission. He has served as chair of the Colorado Council on the Arts, the Denver Foundation, and Human Services, Inc. Mr. Bain has sat on the board of directors of the Auraria Foundation and the Center for the American West at the University of Colorado. He is the former chair of the Auraria Higher Education Center.

Mr. Bain is proud to serve as the chair of the Board of Denver’s historic Fairmount Cemetery, where he has been active in executive board functions for over three decades.

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