The Executive LL.M. Program is very pleased to offer congratulations to one of our recent graduates, Erik Estrada (ELLM ’14), who was named one of Denver Business Journal’s (DBJ) “40 Under 40“. The award is presented by the DBJ to recognize an elite group of men and women, in different professional fields, for their “commitment to community and business leadership.”
While Erik deserves full credit for this award based on his dedication to the City of Denver, his public service and his high level of legal professionalism, he was quick to share it with the ELLM program. “The education that I received from Boston University’s Executive LL.M. Program, one of the best such programs in the world, has helped me become an emerging leader for my company. The subject matter covered in the curriculum was directly applicable to my day-to-day duties as Senior Corporate Counsel.” As part of his studies in the ELLL, Erik had taken courses that included Securities Regulation, International Business Transactions and Agreements, International Arbitration, Corporate Finance, and several tax courses. In addition to the well-rounded curriculum, professional networking opportunities and flexible scheduling options, Erik says he was attracted to BU’s program because of BU Law’s “long-standing commitment to public service, and the fact that it strives to instill such commitment in its students. This commitment is a passion of mind as well, and accordingly I try to give back to the communities in which I live and work by serving on various non-profit boards.”
Erik serves as Senior Corporate Counsel for Level 3 Communications, a Fortune 500 Company, since 2012. Previously, he was employed at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP and served as Senior Fellow and Program Director of El Pomar Foundation, a general grant-making foundation that supports a wide range of initiatives in Colorado. In addition to the LL.M. from BU, he holds a J.D. from University of Denver College of Law, where he was named a Chancellor’s Scholar; an M.P.A. from University of Colorado School of Public Affairs, where he was named the Outstanding M.P.A. Student; and a B.A. from University of Colorado at Boulder. He serves, or has served on the board of directors of El Pomar Foundation, University of Colorado Alumni Association, Tony Grampsas Fund (appointed by Governor Bill Ritter), Community Resource Center, and the Colorado Center on Law & Policy.
Again, congratulations Erik on this well-deserved award!
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