Hannah Caplan helps businesses navigate the complex and ever-changing field of labor and employment law and works proactively to mitigate the risk of future employment claims. In order to help protect her clients from potential litigation, Hannah provides compliance review services such as drafting or revising company policies and employee handbooks tailored to the client’s business and attentive to the evolving employment laws throughout the United States. When litigation is unavoidable, Hannah defends clients against discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, and wage and hour lawsuits, including collective actions under FLSA. Hannah is comfortable and experienced in the courtroom, having spent many hours in trials and hearings on behalf of her clients.
As part of her transactional employment practice, Hannah navigates employee transitions, both on the front end with confidentiality, non-compete, and non-solicitation agreements, and on the back end with separation and release agreements, often under time constraints and with sensitivity to other business needs. Her litigation experience includes representation on both sides of unfair competition and trade secret disputes between employers and former employees, frequently in the context of emergency motions and hearings. She also assists with due diligence support in corporate acquisition deals, including immigration compliance and other employment-related issues. In addition, Hannah’s practice includes advising employers on labor issues, such as collective bargaining and the handling of union grievances.
In addition to her labor and employment practice, Hannah provides support on a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including contractual disputes, antitrust cases, and property disputes. Hannah has achieved successful results for her clients at all stages of litigation, including early dismissal, discovery, summary judgment, trial and appeal. In her pro bono work, Hannah works with Project Safeguard to secure permanent protection orders for clients in domestic abuse situations, as well as serving as employment counsel to several local nonprofit organizations.
Prior to joining the firm, Hannah was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Shelley Gilman and the Honorable Anne Mansfield in Denver District Court, having served in civil, criminal and domestic divisions.