Attorney

Abby L.
Brown

Attorney
Attorney

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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. Abby has experience in litigating jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, has participated in multiple alternative dispute resolution processes, and has managed all aspects of litigations in both state and federal court. This includes conducting and defending lay witness and expert witness depositions, preparing witnesses for hearings and trials, running all aspects of discovery, drafting pleadings, dispositive and non-dispositive motions, and coordinating all pre-trial tasks.

Additionally, Abby has represented clients in multiple hearings including evidentiary, possession, contempt hearings, and hearings on preliminary injunctions, and has successfully negotiated multiple settlement agreements on behalf of her clients. She has appeared in front of state administrative agencies, such as the Colorado Public Utilities Commission and the Colorado Department of Transportation, as well as at county administrative hearings before the board of county commissioners in multiple counties in Colorado. Abby has also participated in multiple appeals in both Colorado state courts and other jurisdictions around the country.

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. Abby 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, Abby 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, Abby 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. Abby 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 a committee member of the American Subcontractor Association of Colorado’s Women of Construction. ASAC's Women of Construction Committee is committed to empowering and inspiring women of construction in the advancement of their professional careers through opportunities for network development, education, and support from their colleagues. As a committee member, Abby consistently works to coordinate quarterly events to help facilitate this committee's mission to its members.

Abby is the law firms' chairperson for the Colorado Pledge to Diversity Program in which Moye White participates. In this role, Abby collaborates with other employers around the Denver metropolitan area to create opportunities for Rising 2L law students of diverse backgrounds and from traditionally under-represented communities. These students who attend law school in the State of Colorado intern during the summer after their 1L year with Colorado law firms, government organizations, and legal offices in order to give these students access to legal networks, education, and experiences that may otherwise not be afforded to them over the course of their law school careers.

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
Considerations When Reducing Your Workforce Due to the Coronavirus
Moye White Blog, March 2020

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

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

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

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Presenter
"The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What You Need to Know" 
American Subcontractors Association of Colorado Webinar, March 2020

Panelist
"What Else Not to Ask in an Interview: The Impact of the New Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act" 
Moye White Construction Webinar, March 2020

Moderator
"#MeToo in Construction: #MeToo Means #YouToo"
ASAC Women of Construction, October 18, 2018

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, February 2017

Presenter
“OSHA’s Transgender Bathroom Requirements”
Moye White Employment Group’s Fireside Chat, Februrary 2017

Presenter
“OSHA’s Transgender Bathroom Requirements”
American Subcontractors Association Colorado, January 2017

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”
May 2015

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

Posts by Abby L. Brown