Dentons Sirote is pleased to share that Chance Hill has joined the Firm’s Huntsville, Alabama office as an Of Counsel lawyer. Chance Hill is a member of the Public Policy and Regulation and Government Contracts practice groups where his practice focuses on Advocacy and Government Affairs. Before becoming a lawyer, Hill served for three years as an officer and analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), including a brief undercover assignment in the Middle East. While working at the agency, he also prepared analysis for the President of the United States and the National Security Council and briefed senior State Department officials.
Additionally, Hill served for six years in the US Navy, including a one-year deployment to north-central Iraq. Although he had fulfilled his active-duty military commitment as a naval intelligence officer, Hill deferred his acceptance to graduate school and volunteered to serve in Iraq. Hill was also an intelligence officer with an F-18 strike-fighter squadron. His first of two deployments took him throughout Asia and the Middle East aboard the USS Nimitz aircraft.
From 2019 through 2021, Hill represented Colorado’s 5th congressional district as one of nine elected Regents for the University of Colorado’s four-campus system (the second largest employer in Colorado with 37,000 employees and an annual US$12.5 billion impact on the state’s economy).
Hill’s recognitions include two Joint Service Commendation Medals and a Navy Achievement Medal from the US Navy. He was nominated twice by his Commanding Officer for Navy Intelligence Officer of the Year for the entire US Navy. During his time with the CIA, Hill was recognized with two Exceptional Performance Awards.
Hill graduated in 2001 from Dartmouth College, where he served as student body vice president. He also graduated with honors from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in 2010 and from the University of Michigan Law School in 2015 as a selected member of the editorial board of the law review.