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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives
    • B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, with distinction; Phi Beta Kappa Society
Gillian Bidgood treats clients’ problems like her own. As vice-chair of the firm's Workforce Development, Investigations & Compliance practice, she looks beyond the law and works with clients to understand the financial, practical, and personal motivations and implications of the employment issues and employment litigation she handles. This broad perspective helps Gillian ensure that she is responsive to clients’ needs and that she can proactively help clients define and meet their goals.

Gillian has successfully honed her skills as a trial attorney and legal counselor. Clients rely on her to find solutions and give sound advice on all stages of the employment relationship from hiring to post-termination disputes.

Gillian has significant experience with:
  • Civil lawsuits
  • Administrative proceedings
  • Employment and independent contractor agreements
  • Non-compete and non-solicit covenants
  • Employment policies and handbooks
  • Employee discipline
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Severance agreements

Gillian also frequently writes and presents for lawyers and business people on critical employment topics.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment and avoided costly trial on disability discrimination by a former employee whose physical condition prevented her from performing her job duties
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment and avoided a costly trial on claims filed by a competitor against a client and client's new employee for breach of a non-solicitation covenant and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Investigated and drafted position statement that successfully convinced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that there was no cause to believe that hospital that refused to accept employee's rescission of her resignation based on concerns about the employee's job performance and not discrimination on the basis of disability
  • Investigated and drafted position statement that successfully convinced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that supervisor at technology company was fired because she lacked technical skills and leadership ability rather than because of gender or age discrimination
  • Second chair on week-long trial that successfully defended national insurance agency against claims of errors and omissions
  • Second chair on three-day trial that successfully obtained verdict for title insurance underwriter against title insurance agent.
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