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Harrison J. Meyers focuses his practice on a range of litigation matters, with an emphasis on employment matters. Harrison has experience dealing with a variety of issues, including responding to charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; development of handbooks and employment policies; enforcement of non-competition clauses in both state and federal courts; employee performance and discipline; administering paid and unpaid time off policies and leaves of absence; compliance with wage and hour and disability accommodation laws; workplace audits and investigations; workforce reductions; and mitigating risk associated with employee terminations.

He additionally has experience litigating claims related to contracts, individual and business torts, banking and financial services regulations, employment law, foreclosure, and in health care industry matters. Harrison has the capacity to represent clients in virtually all stages of litigation, including mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

Harrison also advises and represents clients on state regulatory issues involving the Colorado Department of Revenue – Division of Gaming.

Previously, Harrison has assisted with representing private equity funds, privately held businesses and strategic investors in a wide range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, general corporate governance, and growth equity investments.

Harrison believes his experience in both litigation and the transactional side of law allows him a unique insight into counseling clients on real-world strategies to approach their problem. This is particularly true when looking at employment issues in relation to a particular transaction.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Regularly assists clients in preparing and reviewing employee agreements, non-disclosures, and similar contracts.
  • Regularly assists with providing advice and counsel on local, state, and federal requirements for employers, including developing policies to address specific requirements such as paid sick leave.
  • Represented non-profit health system in responding to employment discrimination charges.
  • Represented healthcare provider in enforcing employment agreement in a highly specialized field of medicine.
  • Consulted with and advised airline on sick leave laws in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represented Fortune 50 company in wage and hour and consumer class action in state court.
  • Represented medical device company against product liability and tort claims in a multi-district litigation
  • Represented banking client in a complex garnishment proceeding involving potential banking compliance issues.
  • Represented the Borrower/Issuer on the real estate side of a refinancing, involving a portfolio of 148 properties in 33 states and a total debt of $2.6 billion.
  • Represented Fast Food Franchisor in the $100 million purchase of franchise locations from Franchisee seller.
  • Represented Private Equity Fund client in the acquisition of audiology practices and hearing aid clinics.
  • Regularly assists as corporate counsel for employee stock ownership plan “ESOP” transactions.
  • Represents clients in the Gaming Industry with state regulatory concerns, including Sports Betting.
  • Law Clerk, Gates Corporation, 2017-2018
  • Legal Intern, Office of Legal Counsel, Governor John W. Hickenlooper, 2016
  • Congressional Intern, Office of Congressman John Garamendi, 2015
  • ESL Teacher, Xixiang Central Primary School, Bao’en, Shenzhen, China, 2013-2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Bar Association, 2015-Present
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, 2015-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2018
    • Member, Colorado Technology Law Journal
  • B.A., George Washington University, 2012
Admissions
  • Colorado