Our People

Dedicated Partners In Your Future Success

BRADFORD, LTD was established with one clear mission in mind: help clients protect the great ideas that drive their business and their professional pursuits. Our national law firm works closely with clients in all sectors of technology, healthcare, and hospitality to develop effective and efficient strategies for dealing with litigation, corporate, regulation, and the competitive market.

Armed with several decades of trial experience, we work with you to define your legal needs and assemble the right team for your particular business goals and objectives. We partner with specialists around the country to ensure you receive effective and efficient answers to both your day-to-day challenges and your pivotal business decisions. In the end, BRADFORD works tirelessly to serve you and your future success.


Aaron P. Bradford

Email: Aaron@apb-law.com

Phone: 303.325.5467

Aaron P. Bradford is a battle-tested trial attorney with a passion for serving companies and individuals in the areas of technology, healthcare, and hospitality. He has been recognized as one of the best attorneys in Colorado by the Denver Post, a SuperLawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation by 5280 Magazine, Barrister’s Best Health Care Lawyer in Colorado by Law Week Colorado, and as a “40 under 40” by the Denver Business Journal. After working in a leadership role at several national firms, Mr. Bradford opened BRADFORD, LTD to serve clients who need a trial lawyer to partner with them at all times—not simply when they have been sued.

Mr. Bradford was one of the managing members at Pryor Johnson Carney Karr Nixon from 2006-2009. He moved his practice to Lathrop & Gage in 2009, and was ultimately named Team Captain for West Coast Litigation at the 350-person litigation firm headquartered in Kansas City. In 2014, Holland & Knight asked Mr. Bradford to open, lead, and grow its Rocky Mountain operations. Mr. Bradford served as the Executive Partner for Holland & Knight’s Denver Office before founding BRADFORD, LTD in 2016.

Education

  • 1999, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Juris Doctorate, Order of Coif

  • 1996, Arizona State University, B.S. Environmental Resources, Magna Cum Laude

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Arizona and Colorado Bar
  • U.S. District Courts in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana, New York, and Virginia
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States

 

Alex W. Ruge

Email: Alex@apb-law.com

Phone: 720.543.9145

Alex W. Ruge is a patent attorney who represents innovative companies in all aspects of litigation in the federal courts and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  He clerked for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and clerked for the Honorable Philip A. Brimmer at the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.  Before joining BRADFORD, LTD., Mr. Ruge worked as an intellectual property litigation associate at national and international law firms and was a legal intern at Kitahama Partners in Osaka, Japan.

Mr. Ruge’s technical background is in Chemistry, and he researched nano-scale semiconductor materials at JILA (formerly the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics).  Mr. Ruge has represented technology companies in patent litigation concerning medical devices, software, machine-vision systems, and pharmaceutical products. Additionally, he represented a major private equity fund in protecting its brand through developing and asserting its trademark rights.  

Mr. Ruge taught English in Japan and received LAF’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2012 for his immigration legal work.

Education

  • 2012, Northwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, Order of Coif, Cum Laude
    • Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Articles Editor
  • 2006, University of Colorado Boulder, B.A. Chemistry; B.A. Philosophy, Cum Laude
    • Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award

Bar and Court Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • Illinois Supreme Court (Inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates

Cindy N. Pham

Email: Cindy@apb-law.com

Phone: 303.825-9100

Cindy N. Pham is an associate attorney who focuses on business, commercial and intellectual property litigation, as well as copyright and trademark prosecution and enforcement. Prior to joining BRADFORD, LTD., Ms. Pham worked as a litigation associate at national and international law firms. Ms. Pham has extensive experience in commercial litigation matters in numerous areas, including business-to-business disputes, business torts, breach of contracts, loan enforcement actions, construction, mechanics’ liens, insurance, regulatory issues, racketeering, consumer fraud class actions, defamation, privacy and professional liability. Ms. Pham has also served as intellectual property counsel to several companies in the medical, cannabis, automotive, health and fitness, and food and beverage industries. Her intellectual property experience includes counseling clients on domestic and international copyright and trademark protection, initiating and handling trademark opposition proceedings, managing intellectual property portfolios, managing discovery phases for patent litigation, and drafting Markman briefs. She also has experience with proceedings before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including preparing petitions and responses in Inter Partes Review proceedings.

Education

  • 2013, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • 2008, University of Texas at Austin, B.A. English; Minor Business

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Intellectual Property Inn of Court (Board of Directors, Program Chair and CLE Coordinator)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
  • Colorado Legal Aid Foundation (2016-2019 Associates Advisory Board Member)

Publications

  • E-Discovery in the Cloud Era: What’s a Litigant to Do?, 5 HASTINGS SCI. & TECH. L.J. 139
    (2013)

Awards

  • “Up and Coming Lawyer,” Law Week Colorado (2015)

Kylie L. Ngu

Email: Kylie@apb-law.com

Phone: 303.325.5164

Kylie L. Ngu joined Bradford LTD as its Executive Legal Assistant in January 2019. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. While in college, Ms. Ngu was exposed to various facets of the law and its application through her internships with the Denver City Attorney’s Office and Arapahoe County Probation Office as well as her service as Chairwoman of CU Boulder’s Honor Code. Thereafter, she shifted her focus towards litigation and worked as an Investigator with Georgetown Law School’s Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic. Along with her passion for criminal justice, Ms. Ngu has a strong interest in intellectual property litigation and ensuring that individual’s ideas are protected.

Education

  • 2018, University of Colorado Boulder, B.A. Psychology; B.A. Sociology, Magna Cum Laude

Rachael M. Isaacson

Email: Rachael@apb-law.com

Phone: 303.325.3802

Rachael M. Isaacson is an associate attorney who provides representation in intellectual property matters, as well as counsel in the process of structuring new entities. She also counsels clients involved in business litigation and professional liability matters and offers general outside counsel services. From her previous in-house legal experience, Ms. Isaacson provides the firm’s practice with an in-depth understanding of the entity client’s perspective.

Ms. Isaacson completed her law degree at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she focused her studies in the corporate and commercial law program. During law school, Ms. Isaacson completed her corporate and commercial law certificate, participated on the ABA Representation in Mediation Team, and competed in the 2015 CU/DU Interschool Transactional Cup Competition, where her team placed in the top three of over forty teams.

Education  

  • 2016, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • 2013, Stetson University, B.B.A. Family Enterprise; Minor Business Management and Business Law

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee Young Lawyers Division
  • Women’s Franchising Network

Publications

 

Susan E. McNulty

Email: Susan@apb-law.com

Phone: 720.586.8555

Susan E. McNulty is an associate attorney who represents a broad range of clients in intellectual property and professional liability matters, as well as clients involved in business to business litigation. Prior to joining BRADFORD, LTD, Ms. McNulty worked for the Honorable Craig B. Shaffer of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Additionally, Susan’s experience representing governmental entities has helped hone her expertise in complex civil litigation.

Education

  • 2015, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • 2010, Baylor University, B.A. Psychology; Minor Business Adminstration

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Professional Associations

  • Rhone Brackett Inn of Court
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

 

 


Our talented attorneys look forward to working alongside you and your business. Get in touch with the team at BRADFORD, LTD to discuss your professional development needs or to learn more about our offered legal services. We would be happy to demonstrate how a strong legal team can contribute to your company’s continued success.