Amy Knapp
Amy Knapp

Associate

Phone: 303.299.8406

Fax: 303.298.0940

aknapp@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Barbara McCall
303.299.8439

Areas of Emphasis

Employment Litigation

Labor & Employment

Labor Relations

Workplace Counseling

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2014
    • Senior Editor, Denver Law Review
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and Political Science, cum laude, Augustana College, 2011

Amy Knapp represents Colorado companies, national employers, and international companies on all aspects of employment and labor-related issues. From single-plaintiff actions to class and collective actions in federal and state courts, Amy has taken on and favorably resolved cases arising from employment disputes, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, wage and hour issues, employment and other contract disputes, and alleged employment law violations.

She often assists clients in resolving charges brought before state and federal agencies, including unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and charges of discrimination brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD). Further, she regularly reviews, revises, and advises on employment policies and practices, personnel issues, and the legal implications of management decisions.

In each matter she handles, Amy listens carefully to what her clients want to achieve. Then she conducts the necessary research, analyzes potential options, and formulates a plan to achieve the desired result. A former clerk for two plaintiff-side employment firms and the EEOC, Amy possesses practical insight into how best to defend discrimination and retaliation claims. Prior to Sherman & Howard, Amy was an associate at a large labor and employment defense firm.

Representative Matters
  • As lead associate, helped secure dismissal of representative proceeding before the NLRB where the union sought accretion of a group of unrepresented employees into the bargaining unit
  • Served as lead associate in obtaining complete dismissal of discrimination and harassment case for a construction company
  • Achieved favorable outcomes in labor arbitrations concerning various issues, including employee discipline and discharge, and contract interpretation
  • Secured dozens of dismissals of EEOC and state agency discrimination charges
  • Defending a large manufacturing company in class actions alleging wage and hour and credit reporting act violations
Professional Activities

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Colorado
  • Oregon (inactive)
Publications and Presentations

PRESENTATIONS

  • The Big 5: Back to the Basics
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2019

 

PUBLICATIONS

Previous Experience
  • Corporate Counsel, CenturyLink, Inc. (2015-2016)