Lys M. Runnerstrom

Associate || Denver

Lys Runnerstrom is an associate attorney in Ogletree Deakins’ Denver office. Lys’ practice includes representing and counseling employers in all aspects of labor and employment law and defending employers at all stages of litigation.

Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Lys served as a Senior Deputy District Attorney in Boulder, Colorado, where she tried more than 60 cases to a jury. Lys handled a variety of high-stakes criminal prosecutions, including murder in the first degree, sexual assault, and first degree assault. Lys was specially selected to act as the office’s domestic violence expert beginning in 2017, and was also selected as one of a small number of attorneys in the office responsible for appellate practice. After her time as a prosecutor, Lys acted as an Assistant Director of Investigations at the U.S. Center for SafeSport, where she both conducted and oversaw independent investigations of emotional, physical, and sexual misconduct occurring within the Olympic and Paralympic Movement.

Lys received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where she was the Managing Editor of the Public Interest Law Journal. In 2018, Lys was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the Boulder Bar Association.

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