Holli Hartman’s practice focuses on employment counseling and litigation with an emphasis on providing guidance to employers. She has litigation and courtroom experience and manages cases involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour claims and compliance, terminations and reductions in force, noncompetition agreements and the protection of trade secrets, family leave issues, Americans with Disabilities Act enforcement, employee retention plans, compensation and executive agreements, employment class and collective actions, whistleblower actions and employee policy handbook advising and drafting.
Holli handles all aspects of litigation, including case evaluation and budgeting, settlement and alternative dispute resolution, discovery, motions practice, jury and non-jury trials and arbitrations, appellate briefing and argument. Holli also has experience in litigating and resolving business disputes involving construction defect and delay law, First Amendment/media law, trust and estate probate matters, real estate development and general breach of contract and business tort causes of action.
Some of Holli’s work with BakerHostetler includes:
Holli is a regular contributor to BakerHostetler’s Employment Class Action Blog, offering commentary on recent class action decisions and trends affecting employers. She also has authored a number of articles or presented to employer representatives on a variety of employment topics, including the following:
Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Holli was a reporter for The Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa, where she reported and authored articles on the Iowa presidential caucuses, state government and politics, and business and economic development. While employed by The Register, Ms. Hartman also served briefly as a business copy editor and reporter for USA Today.
After graduating from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Holli clerked for the Honorable Ann D. Montgomery, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota.Holli is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Society for Human Resources Management, the Colorado Human Resource Association, the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association. She was named a fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation, which promotes the advancement of jurisprudence and the administration of justice in Colorado.Holli also dedicates time to community service and has served on a number of boards and committees, currently serving on the Corporate Advisory Board for the Cancer League of Colorado. She tutors elementary students on Tuesday nights during the school year at an elementary school in Denver and has volunteered as a substitute teacher in the Denver Public Schools as part of the Denver Bar Association’s Guest Teacher Initiative. Holli serves as a member of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Alumni Council and has served in the past on a number of committees for the Denver Bar Association, including the Executive Council for the Young Lawyers Division, the Bar’s officer and trustee nominating committee and the Bar’s annual Barrister’s Benefit Ball planning committee. Holli also has worked as a cooperating attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado on litigation involving government freedom of information issues and prisoners’ rights.During her free time, Holli can be found traveling to foreign countries, riding her bike across Iowa or solving New York Times crossword puzzles.
4/25/2013 - Denver Business Journal: Colorado Court’s Upholding of Employee Firing for Marijuana Use “Big Win for Employers,” Says Holli Hartman
3/24/2013 - Hartman Tells Denver Post Employers Need to Take Workplace Safety Concerns Seriously
3/21/2013 - Bloomberg BNA Webinar: Holli Hartman Presents “Preparing for Legal Marijuana”