John B. Greer


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John Greer joined HBC in 1988 after spending a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and several years as a commercial litigation attorney with a large Los Angeles-based international law firm. John's practice focuses on employment-related litigation and counseling and civil litigation. He represents a broad range of corporate and individual clients in federal and state courts, before federal and state administrative agencies, and in arbitration and mediation proceedings in matters involving employment-related disputes (including claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, violation of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and wage and hour disputes); general commercial disputes (including breach of contract claims, construction disputes, claims against corporate officers and directors, and professional negligence actions); and environmental-related disputes (including groundwater contamination claims, nuisance and trespass actions, and claims against environmental professionals). As part of his employment-related practice, John counsels and advises corporate and individual clients on a wide variety of employment related matters, negotiates and prepares employment-related agreements (including employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, employment separation agreements, stock option agreements, employee handbooks and personnel policies), conducts internal investigations into workplace matters, and provides training to both management and non-management level employees on employment law compliance issues.

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  • University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 1985

    • Order of the Coif

    • University of Colorado Law Review

    • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

    • Joe Rudd Scholar

    • Wolf Scholar

  • University of Auckland School of Law, New Zealand, Fulbright Scholar, 1986

  • Amherst College, B.A., 1981

Bar Admissions / Clerkships

  • Colorado, 1985

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1985

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1985

  • Other federal courts, various years

Memberships / Awards

  • American Bar Association

  • Colorado Bar Association

  • Boulder County Bar Association

  • Law Committee of the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Law Examiners, Member, 2012 to present

  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Boulder, Colorado, Member, Church Council, 2003-2007; 2016 to present

  • Trinity Lutheran Church Second Century Endowment Fund, Boulder, Member and Chair, Board of Directors, 2009-2015

  • Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, Member, Boulder County Campaign Committee, 2002-2007

  • Colorado Lawyers Committee, Member, Board of Directors, 1996-2000

  • Amherst College Rocky Mountain Alumni Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1992-1998

  • Colorado Super Lawyers

    • Selected for Employment & Labor, Business Litigation, 2006-2009