Albert Kovacs, JD

Teaching Assistant Professor

Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies |Daniels 691 |303.871.3411 | CV

Biography at a Glance

Albert Kovacs is a teaching assistant professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He is also a shareholder with the Denver-headquartered firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. In his legal practice, Albert advises boards of directors, executives and their legal and financial advisers on complex corporate governance issues and counseling businesses in a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, including entity formation and maintenance, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, restructurings and general commercial matters. He also advises with respect to corporate law and governance issues arising in litigation. Albert started his legal career in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Albert is also the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada and routinely drafts amendments and additions to Nevada’s corporate and business statutes relating to corporate governance, fiduciary duties, hostile takeovers and other matters. He currently sits on the board of directors of Vegas PBS (Southern Nevada Public Television) and is also a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee to the City of Las Vegas Redevelopment Authority.


  • JD, Duke University School of Law (Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif)
  • AB, Philosophy, Wabash College (Summa Cum Laude)

Awards & Honors

  • Duke Endowment Mordecai Scholar (Duke University School of Law)
  • Duke Law Journal – Editorial Board
  • J. Harry Cotton Prize in Philosophy (Wabash College)
  • Chambers USA – Nevada Corporate/Commercial (2016); Up and Coming (2014 – 2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2013 – 2016)
  • Super Lawyers – Mountain States Rising Stars (2012 – 2016)