Jacki Cooper Melmed
Chief Legal Counsel for Governor Jared Polis
Jacki most recently served as chief legal counsel to Governor Hickenlooper. She has worked with Shoemaker Ghiselli + Schwartz in Boulder, helping clients through complex litigation. Her extensive legal experience includes Hogan & Hartson LLP, where she successfully represented multiple clients in matters involving cable television programming, employment law, election disputes, land use, contract and intellectual property issues. Jacki holds bachelor’s degrees in English literature and French from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from the University of Colorado, where she was editor-in-chief at the University of Colorado Law Review.