Director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division
Aubrey Elenis, Esq.
Aubrey Elenis was appointed Director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division in June 2016. She is a former investigator for the Colorado Civil Rights Division, a prominent Colorado attorney, an active member of the community, and a passionate defender of civil rights. While working as an associate at Gordon & Rees, LLP, Elenis counseled and defended clients against claims of employment discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, harassment, breach of contract, and other labor and employment disputes. Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Elenis worked at the Colorado Civil Rights Division as an Investigator, and later, as the Division’s Alternative Dispute Resolution & Outreach Supervisor. During her time at the Division, she conducted numerous investigations into high-profile allegations of housing and employment discrimination, while also supervising and facilitating mediations and conciliations for the Division and providing Equal Employment training sessions throughout the State. Elenis is a graduate of the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.
The CCRD is charged with enforcing the State of Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations. The CCRD promotes and protects civil rights throughout the State, and works to eliminate and prevent discrimination through investigation, education, mediation and enforcement.