Brenda K. Heinicke is an attorney in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ms. Heinicke opened her own law firm in March 2005 where she specializes in representing employers in a broad range of workplace issues. Her expertise encompasses advising and defending human resources professionals and managers on compliance matters related to federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, including anti-discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, drug and alcohol policies and testing procedures, workplace privacy issues, wrongful termination, non-compete agreements and contract issues. Ms. Heinicke is committed to assisting her clients in implementing and complying with best practices in the workplace designed to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. To that end, she has been a key presenter for IAML in both public and on-site seminars for more than 15 years. Ms. Heinicke is unique in her ability to combine hands-on, practical solutions to legal issues with a high degree of energy and a keen sense of humor. Ms. Heinicke graduated from the University of Denver School of Law, where she received her JD, with honors, and was selected for the Order of St. Ives. Prior to launching her own firm, Ms. Heinicke served as a criminal prosecutor and for eight years in the labor and employment department of a large Denver-based firm.