Richard (Chip) Sander has more than 31 years’ experience in complex commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in litigating and resolving business disputes including dealer program matters, lender liability matters as well as intellectual property disputes, employment and covenant not to compete litigation and litigation of contract disputes, securities matters, class actions, shareholder and limited liability member disputes, real estate litigation, and data privacy issues. Mr. Sander also represents lenders in connection with loan transactions and has extensive experience representing lenders in connection with construction loans.

Mr. Sander has more than 25 reported decisions and has appeared in cases pending in federal courts and state courts in Utah, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Arizona, California, Massachusetts and Colorado and argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals, Federal, Ninth and Tenth Circuits and the Colorado Supreme Court.

Recently, Mr. Sander recently tried an eight-figure case in which plaintiffs alleged that criminals hacked into the company’s various databases and collected confidential customer information. The jury found in favor of Mr. Sander’s client. Mr. Sander also acted as trial counsel in a class action case in which his Fortune 500 client was sued for nearly $1 billion. The case was dismissed after the close of the class plaintiffs’ case and the decision was affirmed on appeal. Mr. Sander also was lead trial counsel for one of the country’s largest loan servicers in a jury trial venued in federal court in Denver. The plaintiff claimed $140 million in damages allegedly resulting from misappropriation of trade secrets. The jury's verdict was extremely favorable to Mr. Sander's client.

Representative Matters

Core-Mark Midcontinent, Inc. v. Sonitrol Corporation, 2012 WL 2994956 (Colo.App.) 

ADT Security Services, Inc. v. First Protection, Inc., Not Reported in P.3d, 2008 WL 4379516, Colo.App., September 25, 2008 (NO. 07CA1126)

Premier Home Protection v. ADT Security Services, Inc., 2008 WL 1777402 (Colo. 2008) 

ADT Security Services, Inc. v. Premier Home Protection, 181 P. 3rd 288 (Colo. App. 2007)

ADT Security Services, Inc. v Sapp, 2008 WL 2612382 (Colo. App. 2008)

Smith v. TCI Communications, Inc., 981 P.2d 690, (Colo.App., June 10, 1999) 

F.D.I.C. v. Bowen, 865 P.2d 868, (Colo.App.,1993) 

F.D.I.C. v. American Cas. Co. of Reading, Pa., 843 P.2d 1285, (Colo., 1992) 

SaBell's, Inc. v. City of Golden, 832 P.2d 974, (Colo.App., 1991) 

Federal Deposit Ins. Corp. v. Bowen, 824 P.2d 41, (Colo.App., 1991) 

La Casa Nino, Inc. v. Plaza Esteban, 762 P.2d 669, (Colo., 1988) 

Plaza Esteban v. La Casa Nino, Inc., 738 P.2d 410, (Colo.App., 1987) 

Denver Feed Co. v. City of Commerce City, 702 P.2d 285, (Colo.App., 1985) 

In re Kaiser Steel Corp., 952 F.2d 1230, Bankr. L. Rep. P 74,387, 26 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 443, 60 USLW 2423, C.A.10 (Colo.)  

Spulak v. K Mart Corp., 894 F.2d 1150, (10th Cir. 1990) 29 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 1078, 52 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 39,584, 51 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1652, C.A.10 (Colo.)

Consumers Gas & Oil, Inc. v. Farmland Industries, Inc., 840 F.Supp. 794 (D. Colo. 1993) Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 98,160, D.Colo., November 29, 1993 

Consumers Gas & Oil, Inc. v. Farmland Industries, Inc., 863 F.Supp. 1357, (D.Colo., 1993) 

Consumers Gas & Oil, Inc. v. Farmland Industries, Inc., 815 F.Supp. 1403, (D. Colo. 1992) RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 8223, D.Colo., November 16, 1992 

Walker v. Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co., 686 F.Supp. 269, (D. Colo. 1988) 46 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 37,959, 46 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1463, D.Colo., March 11, 1988 

Walker v. Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co., 112 F.R.D. 44, (D. Colo. 1986) 41 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 36,464, 41 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1763, D.Colo., June 27, 1986

Spulak v. K Mart Corp., 664 F.Supp. 1395, (D. Colo. 1985) 2 IER Cases 1816, D.Colo., November 21, 1985 

ADT Security Services, Inc. v. Pro-Tec Sec., Inc., Not Reported in P.3d, 2004 WL 1119124, Colo.App., February 5, 2004

First Protection, Inc. v. ADT Security Services, Inc., Not Reported in P.3d, 2009 WL 2357705(Colo. 2009)

Sapp v. ADT Security Services, Inc., Not Reported in P.3d, 2009 WL 162467(Colo. 2009)

Cartel Asset Management v. Ocwen Financial Corporation, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2010 WL 502721 (D. Colo) 

Cartel Asset Management v. Ocwen Financial Corporation, Slip Copy, 2010 WL 3529545 (D.Colo.) 

Cartel Asset Management v. Ocwen Financial Corporation, Slip Copy, 2010 WL 3529544 (D.Colo.) 

Cartel Asset Management v. Ocwen Financial Corporation, Slip Copy, 2011 WL 1134714 (D.Colo.) 

Advantek Pro, Inc. v. ADT Security Services, Inc., Not Reported in P.3d, 2011 WL 4837298 (Colo.App.) 

Ferdinand De Leon v. Imelda R. Marcos, 659 F.3d 1276, 80 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1283 

Publications and Presentations

Legal Issues Concerning Interference with Customer Contracts and Non-Competition Provisions, Central Alarm Association Security Forum 2007.

Strategies For Success in Construction Lending Seminar, Speaker, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006.

What Clients Love, Hate and Expect from Trial Consultants, The American Society of Trial Consultants, Westminster, Colorado, June 2002.

Construction Loan Documents That Actually Work, Construction Lending News, November 2001.