Associate

Mishal

Ayaz

Legal Assistant

 JoAnn Keen 

Mishal is an attorney in the firm’s litigation and intellectual property groups. Her practices include assisting with complex commercial and civil litigation, criminal litigation, and intellectual property enforcement matters.

Mishal’s interest in a legal career began in her sophomore year of high school, when she participated in the High School Law Institute at Columbia University in New York. She went on to represent the U.S. at the Hague, Netherlands, in the International Moot Court Competition, during her senior year of high school. Mishal then went on to Lawrence University where she was a pre-law student who double majored in Economics and Government with a focus on international relations. Her studies in Economics focused on game theory and how it relates to litigation, innovation and its effects on stock market valuation, and health care in the US. During her time at Lawrence University, Mishal also served as the founder and president of Lawrence’s Mock Trial Team for all 4-years.

Prior to law school, Mishal spent two years working in NYC. Her background includes a mix of financial services roles and data analytics. Mishal’s experience ranges from private equity to debt management, and even Education policy analysis.

Mishal then went on to the University of Denver, where she obtained both a JD and MA in Economics. During her time in law school Mishal took advantage of the University of Denver’s experiential learning program and clerked for two judges, interned at the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, and interned for a commercial litigation firm in Denver. In the summer of 2020, prior to her final year in law school, Mishal joined the BHGR team as a summer law clerk. Mishal continued as a law clerk with BHGR throughout the duration of her 3L year and ultimately joined the firm as an associate upon graduation.

Mishal grew up in New York City and upon moving to Colorado for law school discovered a newfound appreciation for the outdoors and hiking. In her spare time, Mishal also enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and traveling.

 

Experience

Civil Litigation

Mishal represents both individuals and corporate clients. Her background in finance and economics helps her understand the needs and goals of corporate clients, as the outcome of litigation can play a crucial role to the future of a company. Mishal’s past experience clerking for Hon. Robert L. McGahey Jr., a civil trial judge in Denver District Court also gives her a unique understanding of the needs presented in civil litigation.  Mishal’s areas of interest in civil litigation include complex commercial contracts, fraud, securities fraud, corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duties, civil theft, banking, real estate, trust and estates, insurance, malpractice, construction, and intellectual property.

Intellectual Property

Since joining BHGR, Mishal has worked closely with our intellectual property group. Her experience includes trademark and copyright enforcement, as well as patent infringement.

Criminal Defense

Mishal has clerked for Hon. Roberto Ramírez, a Felony Crimes Judge, giving her a unique understanding and perspective of the needs and challenges faced by criminal defendants. Her background in finance and economics also allows her to understand the intricacies involved in white-collar cases.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

JURIS DOCTOR

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER STURM COLLEGE OF LAW, 2021

MASTERS IN ARTS, ECONOMICS

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 2021

BACHELOR OF ARTS

LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY,  2016

Colorado

2021

Professional Associations & Civic Affiliations 

Law School … Yes We Can!, Mentor

American and Colorado Bar Association 

 

Languages Spoken

Urdu

Hindi

Punjabi

 

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