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BETH ANN LENNON, ESQ.

Associate at Sherman & Howard LLC

Beth Ann Lennon counsels Colorado employers and national companies in all aspects of their labor and employment law needs, from drafting policies and contracts to providing guidance and representation when faced with agency action or litigation in state or federal court.  She employs a proactive approach to practicing law, focused on obtaining the best possible results for her clients. Utilizing alternative dispute resolution tools, such as mediation and arbitration, or seeking early resolution through motions practice, Beth Ann has successfully obtained early and cost-effective dismissals for her clients.  Whether guiding employers through the complex patchwork of employment laws or defending them in trial, Beth Ann applies a real-world and practical approach to assisting employers in managing their legal risks.

Beth Ann is active in professional and civic organizations that promote equality and fairness, including women’s initiatives and LBGTQ rights.  She is a founding member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Colorado Lawyers Committee, and the co-chair of the Hate Crimes Education Committee. She also is a regular blogger on current topics related to state and federal employment law issues.  Before joining the firm, Beth Ann spent two years clerking for the Honorable Paul Olson in Anchorage, Alaska.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Lead counsel to a literary agency with a workforce that spans several states including New York and California on all employment-related matters.
  • Provides comprehensive employment law advice and representation to one of the nation’s largest independent bookstores.
  • Counsel to an international energy provider in multiple complex and collective wage and hour actions.
  • Lead advisor to multiple international and national employers on all aspects of employee relations, including policy and procedural development, workforce management, and high-risk workplace situations.
  • Served as co-defense counsel in a federal jury trial for claims brought under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Defended an American symphony orchestra in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) trial involving collective bargaining duties and responsibilities.
  • Argued multiple motions in federal and state court involving complex legal issues such as immunity, evidentiary disputes, and dispositive matters.