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Hannah Caplan is a trusted advisor on all matters that impact employees, with an emphasis on employment law compliance and counseling. Her practice focuses on providing prompt and practical advice to employers navigating sensitive legal issues with employees, leading employment support on corporate transactions, and drafting agreements and policies for employees. 

Hannah draws on over ten years of litigation and courtroom experience to ensure her clients are well-informed of the risks and benefits associated with each potential path. She understands how certain factual scenarios are likely to play out in court, and the legal relevance of each detail. When leading employment due diligence on a deal, she goes the extra mile to learn the business priorities and goals before diving in. She rounds out her practice with a variety of drafting and related counseling services, including negotiating and drafting critical separation agreements for executives; developing and executing on the strategy for reductions-in-force; drafting, challenging, and enforcing restrictive covenant agreements; and reviewing and advising on employee handbooks and multi-state legal compliance schemes. Hannah’s litigation practice and experience includes defense against discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, as well as wage payment lawsuits, including collective actions under FLSA. She has also both brought and defended actions involving the protection of trade secrets and violation of restrictive covenants.



  • Led employment diligence teams on dozens of buy-side and sell-side transactions, including in the health care, food and beverage, and hospitality and entertainment industries.°
  • Represented ART Capital LLC in its acquisition and financing of Andersen Commercial Plumbing, LLC, a commercial plumbing business in Southern California.°
  • Represented ART Capital LLC in its acquisition and financing of Outdoor Dimensions, LLC, a full-service provider of signage and outdoor marketing solutions based in Southern California.°
  • Represented VetScience LLC and its Fruitables brand of natural dog treats and food supplements in its sale to Manna Pro Products, LLC.°
  • Represented a buyer in a complex sale of a hotel/casino resort, including due diligence and intricate employment provisions in purchase agreement.°
  • Achieved complete victory for a defendant on all claims in an administrative whistleblower action asserted by a former employee following years of discovery culminating in a two-day trial.°
  • Secured an early dismissal of individual defendant Chad Keck for lack of personal jurisdiction in multidefendant complex litigation matter regarding United States rugby leagues in Boulder County District Court (Case No. 18CV30533).°
  • Obtained a voluntary early dismissal of discrimination claims brought by former employee in favor of an employer prior to the responsive pleading deadline and any discovery following due diligence regarding former employee.°
  • Represented one of the largest health insurance companies in the country in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Sherman Act and Colorado Antitrust Act. Asserted counterclaims under the Sherman Act, Colorado Antitrust Act, Colorado Consumer Protection Act, and ERISA, in addition to various tort claims. The case was ultimately settled.°
  • Negotiated and documented terms of departure of executive and business cofounder on behalf of a business, including continuing duties to the business.°
  • Negotiated an executive employment agreement with complex bonus and incentive provisions, and heavily-negotiated restrictive covenants.°
  • Negotiated an amendment to an executive employment agreement to enable the business to continue its relationship with a valuable executive while reasonably protecting the interests of the business in regard to incentive compensation, restrictive covenants, and reasonable limitations on severance obligations.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Caplan prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • Member, Denver Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, HEART of Boardwalk for CHARG Resource Center, 2015-Present
  • Member, Rose Andom Center Young Professionals Council, 2018-2021
  • Volunteer – Legal Services, Navajo Nation Department of Justice, 2010


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • General Editor, Denver University Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Villanova University
  • Hon. Judge Shelley I. Gilman, Denver District Court, 2013-2014
  • Hon. Judge Anne Mansfield, Denver District Court, 2012-2013
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