Natalie Hanlon Leh, Chief Deputy Attorney General
Natalie Hanlon Leh serves as the Chief Deputy Attorney General for the State of Colorado. Natalie oversees the litigation for the State and the legal counsel to all state executive and judicial agencies. She coordinates legal policy and acts as the intergovernmental liaison on behalf of Attorney General Phil Weiser and the Colorado Department of Law.
Natalie worked for over 20 years in private practice – most recently serving as the Partner in Charge of WilmerHale’s Denver office. Natalie also served as national Intellectual Property Practice Group Leader and as Office Leader for Faegre Baker Daniels’ Denver office. Before private practice, Natalie served as a staff attorney in the Family and Children’s Unit of the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver and as a law clerk for the Honorable John Porfilio of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Natalie is the immediate past Chair of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado. She served as the President of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, President of the Faculty of Federal Advocates, and as Chair of the Colorado Bar Association’s IP Section. Natalie helped start the District of Colorado’s Civil Pro Bono Panel, and served as Chair of the District of Colorado’s Standing Committee for Pro Se Litigation. Since 2004, she has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, where she teaches patent litigation.
Natalie’s family hails from Holyoke, Colorado, and she grew up in Centennial. She graduated from Harvard Law School and from the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she was a Boettcher Scholar and a member of the President’s Leadership Class.
Eric Olson, Solicitor General
Eric Olson serves as the Solicitor General. Eric previously was a partner at Bartlit Beck and a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Judge Harry Edwards on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Judge John G. Heyburn II, former Chair of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky.
Eric serves on the Advisory Board of the Heyburn Initiative for Judicial Excellence, a non-partisan initiative focused on improving the federal judiciary, and as the Past-Chairperson of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado. Eric is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Law Institute. Eric graduated from Oberlin College and the University of Michigan Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Law Review.
Eric Meyer, Chief Operating Officer
Eric Meyer serves at the Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Law. Eric started with the Department in 2007, and represented the Colorado Department of Transportation for several years before moving to the Revenue and Utilities Section where he served as Deputy Attorney General before being appointed COO.
As the COO, Eric implements the priorities of Attorney General Phil Weiser in developing the legal talent in the Department. He also supervises the Administrative Section of the office, including overseeing Human Resources, Financial Management, and Operations and Budgeting.
Eric was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and attended the University of New Mexico and Metropolitan State University of Denver. He graduated from the University of Denver College of Law with his J.D. and an LL.M in Taxation. In his spare time Eric coaches youth basketball and volunteers at the St. Francis Center, a refuge for men and women who are homeless in the metro Denver area.