Michael Best is pleased to announce that Emily Hobbs has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice as a partner in Denver. She will be the first member of the Labor and Employment Relations practice to be based in the firm’s Denver office.
“We’re very excited to have Emily on board,” said Mitchell Quick, Chair of Michael Best’s Labor and Employment Relations practice. “She is known for the strong relationships she builds with each of her clients and for the sound labor and employment counsel she provides. Emily’s skill set allows her to act as a trusted advisor to her clients as they face challenging and unprecedented circumstances.”
Hobbs has nearly two decades of employment law counseling and employment litigation experience. She has represented clients in state and federal courts and in government agency proceedings. Hobbs also has extensive experience counseling clients on employment-related issues in connection with hiring and firing, wage payment laws, drug testing, leaves of absence and compliance with anti-discrimination laws. She also represents plan administrators and insurance companies in the defense of life and disability insurance claims.
“We’re thrilled to have someone from the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations team join our group in Denver,” added Sarah Ehrhardt, Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Denver office. “As Denver remains an attractive location for companies looking to grow and scale, we continue to see an increasing number of requests from clients and prospective clients for the employment law counsel Emily provides.”
“I’m eager to join a distinguished firm like Michael Best and work among their talented group of attorneys,” said Hobbs. “Their reputation and first-rate client service and professional integrity is well established in the market and I couldn’t be more excited.”
Hobbs earned her J.D. from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law Order of St. Ives and her B.A., cum laude with high honors, from Smith College. Hobbs served as editor of the Colorado Employment Law Letter for 15 years and has served on various boards including the Faculty of Federal Advocates, which supports the federal judiciary in Colorado.