Douglas Friednash

Governor's Office

Governor John Hickenlooper on appointing Chief of Staff Doug Friednash:

Before joining the Governor’s team, Doug Friednash was a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where he managed government relations and public policy.

Prior to joining the firm, Friednash served as the Denver city attorney, managing 100 attorneys and responsible for all municipal representation which included a broad range of matters such as collective bargaining, federal lobbying, leading negotiations involving Denver International Airport, and crafting local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Friednash’s public sector experience also includes two terms in the Colorado House of Representatives after being elected in 1992, receiving numerous awards during his two terms. He also served as an assistant attorney general in the Colorado Attorney General’s Criminal Enforcement Section.

Friednash graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double-major in Business Economics and Political Science in 1984, and received a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.