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Leif Olson is a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in Greenberg Traurig's Denver office. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution and patent litigation. Prior to this Leif focused his practice on commercial litigation.



  • Defended former agents of emerging technology reseller company in action brought by company alleging breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. °
  • Defended former chief executive officer of electronic gaming technology company in action brought by company investor alleging breach of contract and securities fraud. °
  • Represented former sales agent of oil and gas company in breach of contract action against company president for failing to pay agent’s finder’s fee for securing the company a total of $8,600,000 based on agent’s referrals; secured a settlement in favor of client. °
  • Represented real property owner in action concerning abuse of process and slander of title claims based on defendants’ wrongful filing of a complaint and recording of a lis pendens against owner’s real property. °
  • Represented homeowner in action concerning breach of contract and negligence claims against general contractor for defective construction work. °
  • Represented promissory note purchaser in action concerning breach of contract and securities fraud claims based on defendants’ misrepresentations concerning the use of purchaser’s funds; achieved a denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment. °
  • Defended former agents of mutual fund insurance company in action brought by company alleging violations of Colorado Consumer Protection Act and federal and state trade-secret statutes. °
  • Defended homeowner in action brought by principal contractor to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien and collect damages for breach of contract; secured a dismissal of the action. °

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Olson prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America
    • "Ones to Watch," Litigation - Patent, 2023-2024
    • "Ones to Watch," Patent Law, 2024
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2023-2024


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2015
    • Recipient, John Geocaris Summer Fellowship at Molson Coors Brewing Company, 2014
    • Competitor, Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA)
  • Certificate, Biological and Physical Sciences, Northwestern University, 2007
  • B.A., Duke University, 2003
  • Anne Frick, 2nd Judicial District Court of Colorado, 2015-2016
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office