The Business and Licensing Section provide legal counsel, advice and litigation services to several state agencies including the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), the Department of Revenue, 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 Registrations, the Division of Securities and the staff of the Public Utilities Commission.
Within the Department of Revenue, Section Assistant Attorneys General represent the Divisions of Audit and Compliance, Collections, Fair Share, Taxpayer Services, Tax Policy Analysis, and the Office of the Tax Conferee. They also represent the Division of Gaming, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission, the Auto Industry Division, the Colorado Motor Vehicle Dealer Board, the Division of Racing, the Racing Commission, the Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division, and the Division of Motor Vehicles.
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.