Abby is an associate in the Trial Section who has represented 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, and contempt hearings and hearings on a preliminary injunction, 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 which targets high achieving college first-year students from diverse backgrounds who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in the law and connects with them attorney mentors throughout their college years.
Publications and presentations
“Ex Parte Seizures Under DTSA: A One-Year Update,” published in Law 360 (April 14, 2017).
“OSHA’s Transgender Bathroom Requirements,” presented on January 26, 7017 to the American Subcontractors Association Colorado Board of Directors meeting and February 16, 2017, at the Colorado Environmental Professionals Association monthly meeting and the Moye White Employment Group’s Fireside Chat.
Co-presenter of “The 2016 Defend Trade Secret Act: Key Provisions and Strategic Considerations,” presented on July 27, 2016.
Co-author of the “Federal Trade Secrets Act Signed into Law,” published as a client alert on May 12, 2016.
Co-presenter of “Protecting Your Trade Secrets and Data Rights,” presented on May 10, 2016.
Co-presenter of “E-Discovery and Social Media,” presented on October 15, 2014 and May 5, 2015.
Co-author of “The Duty to Supplement the Privilege Log,” published in Law Week Colorado on Oct. 27, 2014.