Ghislaine G. Torres Bruner
Of Counsel
(303) 389-4364
Office: Denver
J.D. Shepard Broad College of Law, Nova Southeastern University
LL.M Sturm College of Law, University of Denver
M.P.H. Florida International University
B.S. University of Michigan
Licensure: CO | FL | ND | UT
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Ghislaine Torres Bruner focuses her practice in litigating cases relating to energy, environmental and natural resources, air quality, water quality, negligence, and appellate matters. She represents oil and gas operators before agencies, commissions, and local governments in land use matters including permitting, siting, and enforcement. She also handles transactional matters for energy and business clients. She is a native Spanish speaker and uses her bilingual ability to represent clients in both domestic and international matters involving transactions or litigation. Ms. Bruner serves as a Vice-Chair for Programs the American Bar Association Section for Energy, Environment and Resources Air Quality Committee.

Ms. Bruner spent over two years as Vice President and Corporate Counsel of GeoSands Energy Advisors LLC where she oversaw all legal matters for the company’s domestic and foreign transactions.

Prior to moving to Colorado, Ms. Bruner practiced in South Florida where she defended negligence claims on behalf of physicians, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes and other professionals. She also represented companies involving premise liability, product liability and admiralty cases and worked closely with in-house counsel to provide legal advice on quality assurance, quality improvements, environmental and risk mitigation strategies. She has also represented international clients in real estate, general business litigation, and transactional matters.

Work Experience

2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2015 Dill, Dill, Carr, Stonbraker & Hutchings, P.C.
2013-2015 Vice President and Corporate Counsel, GeoSands Energy Advisors LLC
2005-2013 Private Practice
2003-2005 Stephens, Lynn, Klein, LaCava, Hoffman & Puya P.A.
2001-2003 McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz, Cartaya & Petruccelli P.A.
2000-2001 Academic Law Clerk, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
1999 Summer Legal Intern, Budd Martin Burrett Solicitors, Chelmsford, England, U.K.

Speaking Engagements

AAP/Bar Success, 2015 3L Class at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

Bar Success, 2014 Career Fair at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

Key Experience

Represented oil and gas operator in an appeal of a city planning commission decision before a City Council on siting a well pad
Defended companies in enforcement actions in penalty negotiations before Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Represented an oil and gas producer in rulemakings and other proceedings before the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission

Memberships & Awards

2016-2017 Denver Business Journal Who’s Who in Energy Awards Recipient
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Arapahoe Bar Association
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
Member, Florida Bar Association, Out of State Practice Division, Environmental & Land Use Law, General Practice Division
Associate Editor, IPN and Fall Editions Coordinator and Bilingual Translator, ILSA Journal of International Law and Policy
Dean's List, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law
Graduated with an honors concentration in international legal practice, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law
President, Student Bar Association, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law