Denver, Colorado — February 17, 2021 — Mountain States Legal Foundation today announced the hiring of William E. Trachman as its new Associate General Counsel. Trachman brings broad experience to the job, and recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.
Prior to his appointment, Trachman served as General Counsel to the Douglas County School District, where he helped litigate the fight for school choice in the suburban Denver school district. Trachman also currently serves as Co-Chair of the Colorado Federalist Society, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ Colorado Advisory Board, and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.
He attended U.C. Berkeley for both undergraduate and law school, and then clerked for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Trachman is licensed to practice in Colorado, California, and Washington, D.C.
“For nearly 50 years, Mountain States Legal Foundation has been an institution in Colorado and the Mountain West as a whole, Trachman said. “I’m proud to join the legal team as Associate General Counsel, and I look forward to continuing the work of securing liberty and the constitutional rights of all Americans.”
“Mountain States Legal Foundation is thrilled to welcome Will to our team. He is a skilled litigator who cares deeply for this country and its founding principles and brings an enthusiasm to our legal work that can’t be underestimated,” said MSLF President and CEO Cristen Wohlgemuth. “His experiences in fighting to restore and preserve our constitution’s principles range from the courtroom to bringing sanity to the federal government’s actions from within the Trump Administration. We are proud to have him join us in continuing the fight here at MSLF.”
Mountain States Legal Foundation is a non-profit public interest law firm focused on defending the U.S. Constitution, protecting property rights, and advancing economic liberty. From its headquarters in Colorado, it litigates precedent-setting cases in the Mountain West and beyond, at zero cost to our clients, all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.