Lawyers Iris Eytan and Dru Nielsen

‘We’re Like Switzerland and Israel’

Eytan and Nielsen were featured in Law Week Colorado, September 2015.

We’re Like Switzerland and Israel
Two former Reilly Pozner partners start female-centric firm
For female attorneys concerned about the lack of women in the top tiers of the legal profession, there is at least one actionable option: start a new law firm.
For criminal defenders Iris Eytan and Dru Nielsen, with a collective four decades of litigation experience, it was the only option. “It was right for us to start our own firm,” Nielsen said, sipping coffee out of a Wonder Woman-themed mug that matches her partner’s, gifts from well-wishers. “We’re in our prime, and I think we’re uniquely suited to know how the world works. We’re two women, raising children and having a career.”
The pair proverbially opened their doors under the name Eytan Nielsen July 1 and plan to move into a new office space in Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood on Nov. 1. Eytan and Nielsen made the move after years as partners and running a criminal defense practice at Reilly Pozner, a large Colorado firm known for its work in civil litigation.

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