Trial Attorney Experience:
Law Office of Elizabeth Espinosa Krupa, LLC
Founder, 2012- present
Practice consists of criminal defense, white collar and COCCA matters, securities litigation, internal investigations, and ethics/professional conduct matters, 2012-present.
Colorado State Supreme Court, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Assistant Regulation Counsel, 2010-May 2012
The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel (ARC) is the regulatory agency tasked with investigating allegations of attorney violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct and prosecuting ethical violations in civil proceedings before the Presiding Disciplinary Judge. Conducted a complete and objective investigation into the alleged misconduct, filed the Complaint and conducted trials in front of a Hearing Board that consists of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge and two other Hearing Board Members appointed by the Colorado Supreme Court. Practice included all aspects of civil litigation.
Securities and Exchange Commission, Denver Regional Office
Trial Attorney, 2003-2010
The Denver Regional Office (DRO) litigates civil enforcement actions involving securities laws violations. Though the DRO region covers three states, the civil injunctive actions and administrative proceedings occur all over the United States. Practice consisted of prosecuting securities law violations in both civil injunctive actions in United States District courts and administrative proceedings before an SEC Administrative Law Judge. Civil litigation nation-wide and included multi-defendant actions, voluminous discovery, and temporary restraining orders.
Colorado Federal Public Defender
Trial Attorney, 2002-2003
Defended indigent persons accused of criminal acts in the District of Colorado. Worked extensively with the United States Attorney’s Office and the United States Probation Department.
Colorado State Public Defender
Deputy State Public Defender, 1995-2002
Practiced as a criminal defense attorney in Colorado State Courts in Denver, Eagle, Lake, Mesa and Routt counties. Represented indigent persons who were appointed a public defender to represent them in criminal matters. Practice consisted of felony, misdemeanor and juvenile cases.