Attorney

Abby L.
Brown

Attorney

303.292.7926

abby.brown moyewhite.com

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Abby represents clients ranging from individuals to small businesses to corporate clients. Her practice focuses on employment litigation, construction disputes, and general business litigation. She has participated in multiple alternative dispute resolution processes, such as mediations and arbitrations on behalf of clients and managed all aspects of litigations in both state and federal court. Additionally, she has represented clients in multiple hearings including evidentiary, possession, contempt hearings, and hearings on preliminary injunctions, successfully negotiated multiple settlement agreements on behalf of her clients and has appeared in front of state administrative agencies, such as the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.

In her employment practice, Abby has defended clients against discrimination claims, violations of employment and non-competition agreements, and a Fair Labor Standards Act class action lawsuit. Brown has also created employment-related materials for clients such as employee handbooks and employment agreements, assisted clients in negotiating employment agreements, and counseled clients on how to terminate and resolve relationships with former employees and independent contractors.

In her construction practice, Brown has assisted general contractors and subcontractors in both bringing and defending claims against project owners and other contractors for unpaid amounts owed, assisted clients with mechanics’ liens, and filed bond claims on behalf of clients. In her general business dispute practice, Brown has defended small business owners against claims ranging from breach of contract, violation of trade secret statutes, securities fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and other business torts. Brown has also represented a Fortune 100 company on multiple occasions as counsel on business disputes with customers, assisted commercial landlord clients with evictions of commercial tenants, and assisted clients with navigating the Section 106 process under the National Historic Preservation Act.

Abby is a graduate of the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law where she was an executive board member of the Denver University Law Review and a member of the National Trial Team. She was previously an adjunct professor at the Sturm College of Law where she instructed a team of students that competed in national mock trial competitions on the DU National Trial Team.

Abby is active in community affairs and is a representative for the Legal Aid Foundation Associates Campaign where she helps promote the Foundation’s mission of achieving equal access to justice by raising funds to provide civil legal services for low-income people in Colorado. She is also a volunteer at the Colorado Lawyers Committee, Denver Legal Night, which is an open house where volunteer attorneys provide free legal and referral information to people who cannot afford legal services. Abby is actively involved with the Law School...Yes We Can program, which is the first law school pipeline program of its kind in Colorado and targets high achieving first-year college students from diverse backgrounds who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in the law and connects them with an attorney mentor.


Publications and Articles

Author
Ex Parte Seizures Under DTSA: A One-Year Update,”
Law 360, April 2017

Co-author of
“Federal Trade Secrets Act Signed into Law,”
Client Alert, May 2016

Co-author of
“The Duty to Supplement the Privilege Log,”
Law Week Colorado, October 2014

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Presenter
"Whose Bathroom Is It Anyway? Transgender Bathroom Construction"
CLE International, Construction Law CLE, April 30, 2018

Presenter
“OSHA’s Transgender Bathroom Requirements,”
Colorado Environmental Professionals Association monthly meeting, February 2017

Presenter
“OSHA’s Transgender Bathroom Requirements,”
American Subcontractors Association Colorado Board of Director monthly meeting, January 2017

Presenter
“OSHA’s Transgender Bathroom Requirements,”
Moye White Employment Group’s Fireside Chat DATE TBD

Co-presenter
“The 2016 Defend Trade Secret Act: Key Provisions and Strategic Considerations,”
July 2016

Co-presenter
“Protecting Your Trade Secrets and Data Rights,”
May 2016

Co-presenter
“E-Discovery and Social Media,”
October 2014

Co-presenter
“E-Discovery and Social Media,”
May 2015