DENVER, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kutak Rock LLP is pleased to announce that Marie E. Williams has joined its litigation practice. Williams, whose arrival further bolsters Kutak Rock's bench strength, will work with the firm's nearly 170 litigators nationwide. She will be resident in Kutak Rock's Denver office. Williams joins Kutak Rock from Faegre Baker Daniels, where she was a partner in its litigation department. She brings to Kutak Rock more than 16 years of experience both advocating for clients on appeal, and defending clients against class actions and other complex commercial litigation. Williams also has extensive experience representing clients in the financial services industry and handling insurance coverage matters. For longer than a decade, Williams has successfully defended one of the largest automobile insurers against numerous class action and individual cases alleging policy breaches and statutory violations, and seeking unlimited insurance benefits. Tiffanie Stasiak, Managing Partner of Kutak Rock's Denver office and Vice Chair of the firm's Executive Committee, remarks, "We are thrilled to have Marie join the ranks of Kutak Rock's deep commercial litigation bench. Marie brings strong local and national trial experience and significant appellate presence to our Denver office. She's a delightful person, a great lawyer, and someone who I think will do a tremendous job continuing to grow Kutak Rock's presence in Denver." John Bernstein, Chair of the Litigation Department in Kutak Rock's Denver office, remarked that "when considering lateral attorneys for Kutak Rock, we look at the whole person—we look for strong credentials and a personality that will be a good fit for our firm culture. Marie possesses both, and our litigation group is excited to introduce her to clients as an invaluable litigation resource. Her background and track record are an ideal fit for us in Denver and nationally." Williams has been recognized nationally as a Law360 Rising Star and in Colorado as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star. She also has a strong commitment to, and history of, providing pro bono legal services to those in need. She currently serves as the Legal Team Leader for the Medical-Legal Partnership at Children's Hospital Colorado. Having twice been a preemie mother, Williams is passionate about supporting children's hospitals and increasing prematurity awareness. Williams received her B.S. in mathematics, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University, and earned her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School, Order of the Coif. She is admitted to practice in Colorado state courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.