Julie A. Yakes, Esq., manages the Coverage Enforcement and Self-Insurance Units at the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation, overseeing the workers’ compensation coverage requirements of all Colorado employers. Prior to joining the Division, she was the staff attorney for the Industrial Claim Appeals Panel assisting with the adjudication of workers’ compensation and unemployment appellate cases. She also has research experience in environmental justice and public lands law. She received her B.S. in Anthropology from Michigan State University and her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.