Beth Ann Lennon

Member

Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8102

Fax: 303.298.0940

blennon@shermanhoward.com

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.

Experience

  • 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.

Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • Developments and Trends in Wage and Hour Laws
    Annual Colorado Construction Seminar | March 2020
  • Cutting Edge – Employment Law Trends from Across the Nation
    Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Law Seminar | September 2019
  • Unexpected Exposure: Third Party Harassment
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference | May 2019
  • Risky Business: Using Alternative Arrangements with Your Workers
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference | May 2019
  • Risky Business: The Dangers of Using “Alternative” Arrangements to Pay Your Workers
    Construction Seminar | March 2019
  • Legislative Trends and Updates
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference | May 2018
  • The Big 5: Back to the Basics
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference | May 2018
  • No “Crude Environment” Exception – Sexual Harassment is What Everyone is Talking About
    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
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference | May 2017
  • The EEOC’s ‘Reboot’ of Your Workplace Harassment Prevention Efforts
    Labor & Employment Colorado Springs Presentation | February 2017
  • The EEOC’s ‘Reboot’ of Your Workplace Harassment Prevention Efforts
    Labor & Employment Denver Presentation | January 2017
  • Name Calling: Interns, Contractors And Other Epithets
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference Agenda | May 2016
  • Name Calling: Interns, Contractors, and Other Epithets
    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
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Conference | April 2015

Professional Activities

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