The Business and Licensing Section provides legal counsel, advice and litigation services to several state agencies including the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), the Department of Agriculture, the Independent Ethics Commission, and the State Personnel Board. The Section supports each client entity in furthering their mission through enforcement with the various regulatory laws by prosecuting disciplinary actions against licensed professionals, by representing the programs in licensure denial actions, by litigating civil enforcement and subpoena enforcement actions, and by litigating injunctive actions. In addition to prosecuting individual cases, the attorneys provide general counsel advice regarding legislative and policy matters, rulemaking and case analysis.
DORA houses several divisions represented by Business and Licensing Assistant Attorneys General. These include the Division of Banking, the Division of Financial Services, the Division of Insurance, the Division of Real Estate, the Division of Professions and Occupations and the Division of Securities.
Section Assistant Attorneys General provides general and litigation counsel to the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Commissioner of Agriculture including: the Animals Division, the Colorado State Board of Livestock Inspection, the Conservation Services Division, the Inspection and Consumer Services Division, the Plants Division, the Markets Division, the Colorado State Fair and several other marketing-related boards associated with the department.
Additionally, Section Assistant Attorneys General represent certain client agencies as conflicts counsel. These include: the Mined Land Reclamation Board, the Civil Rights Commission, the State Personnel Board, and the Board of Assessment Appeals and the Property Tax Administrator within the Department of Local Affairs.