Beth Ann Lennon
Beth Ann Lennon

Associate

Phone: 303.299.8102

Fax: 303.298.0940

blennon@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Laura Kostyk
303.299.8119

Areas of Emphasis

Labor & Employment

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Colorado School of Law, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Bryn Mawr College, 2006
  • Fluent in American Sign Language

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.
Professional Activities
  • Admitted Colorado, 2013
  • Member, American and Colorado Bar Associations
  • Founding Board Member, Young Lawyers Division, Colorado Lawyers Committee
    • Co-Chair, Hate Crimes Education Committee
  • Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment Relations Association
  • Member, Women’s Foundation of Colorado
  • Former Member, National LGBT Bar Association and Colorado GLBT Bar Association
  • Former Member, Anchorage Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division
  • Judicial Clerk, Anchorage Superior Court
Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications

 

Recent Presentations

  • Cutting Edge – Employment Law Trends from Across the Nation
    Sherman & Howard Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Law Seminar
    September 2019
  • Unexpected Exposure: Third Party Harassment
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2019
  • Risky Business: Using Alternative Arrangements with Your Workers
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2019
  • Legislative Trends and Updates
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2018
  • The Big 5: Back to the Basics
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2018
  • No “Crude Environment” Exception – Sexual Harassment is What Everyone is Talking About
    Sherman & Howard Construction Seminar
    February 2018
  • Employment Discrimination Law
    Institute for Applied Management & Law – Certificate in Employee Relations Law Seminar
    October 2017
  • Online Harassment: Policy, Investigations, and Privacy
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2017
  • The EEOC’s ‘Reboot’ of Your Workplace Harassment Prevention Efforts
    Sherman & Howard Labor & Employment Colorado Springs Presentation
    February 2017
  • The EEOC’s ‘Reboot’ of Your Workplace Harassment Prevention Efforts
    Sherman & Howard Labor & Employment Denver Presentation
    January 2017
  • Name Calling: Interns, Contractors And Other Epithets
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference Agenda
    May 2016
  • Name Calling: Interns, Contractors, and Other Epithets
    Sherman & Howard Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Seminar
    April 2016
  • The Labor Board Won’t Be Ignored: Key Developments in the Non-Union Workplace for Employment Attorneys
    Colorado Bar Association’s Employment Law Conference 2016
    April 2016
  • Practicing Employment Law
    University of Colorado Law School
    February 2016
  • Employment Law Issues Facing New Business Founders
    Arizona Technology Council’s Female Founders Forum
    August 2015
  • EEOC’s Enforcement and Litigation Agenda: Pushing the Envelope and How to Push Back
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Conference
    April 2015