Lillian L. Alves

Of Counsel

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Lillian Alves is Of Counsel in the Denver office and Co-Chair of the Government Regulatory & Administrative Law practice group. She represents clients in both civil and criminal matters at all phases of litigation. She also counsels clients facing state and federal grand jury investigations, civil investigative demands, and securities investigations and examinations. Lillian came to GRSM with ten years of government experience as a Colorado state securities regulator, federal prosecutor, and federal agency counsel. During that time, she managed countless government investigations and enforcement actions and represented the government in a variety of litigation, including jury trials. She also drafted regulations and opinion letters.

    Lillian has particular experience navigating dual criminal and civil issues and laws such as Trafficking Victims Protection Act defense, RICO, healthcare facility abuse and neglect, state and federal securities laws, and claims involving unwanted sexual contact or assault. She has defended multiple clients in civil litigation during the pendency of government investigations and intense media scrutiny. She is adept at meeting the challenges associated with conducting an effective entity defense when employees or officers face accusations of wrongdoing.


    • Colorado
    • New Mexico
    • Montana
    • U.S. District Court, Colorado
    • U.S. District Court, New Mexico
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

    Community Involvement

    Lillian volunteers her time to serve nonprofit organizations that promote public health, safety, equality, and wellbeing, particularly for children.

  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience

    Representative Experience

    • Represented National Governing Body certified pursuant to the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act in Trafficking Victims Protection Act litigation during pendency of U.S. Congressional investigation, resulting in a successful settlement. 
    • Favorably resolved federal grand jury subpoena received in connection with investigation of fatal industrial accident.
    • Favorably resolved state grand jury subpoena received in connection with investigation of nursing home abuse and neglect.
    • Settled Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation brought against cannabis companies.
    • Negotiated a felony neglect charge of a long-term care professional to a petty offense plea.
    • Represented client in securities fraud class action, resulting in expeditious settlement.
    • Reduced compliance burden and exposure of nationwide client operations in a New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions audit.
  • Education


    J.D., University of Houston Law Center

    • Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy: Managing Editor

    B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Spanish, Colorado College

  • Languages
    • Spanish