Abbey Wallach represents employers of all sizes on all matters impacting their employees under federal and state law, including compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), as well as breach of restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation. Abbey conducts investigations; handles charges of discrimination, harassment and retaliation; and defends any ensuing litigation in state and federal court. In addition, she advises employers to prevent litigation by drafting policies compliant with state and federal law and addressing day-to-day employee issues. Abbey also has experience conducting Title IX and employment law investigations for universities.
Abbey is also deeply committed to community engagement. She maintains an active pro bono practice and serves on the board of the Rose Andom Center. She also manages fundraisers for a local politician’s reelection campaign, mentors a college student through the Law School Yes We Can program, and is a member of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado Empowerment Council. Previously, Abbey served on the Rose Andom Center Young Professionals Council Board and volunteered with Project Safeguard’s pro se legal clinic.
Abbey received her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School, where she was a member of the national moot court team and won the Austin W. Scott Best Orator Award in the Rothgerber Moot Court Competition. Abbey was also awarded the Women’s Law Caucus Award by a vote of the law school student body. Abbey received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in History with a minor in Spanish from The College of New Jersey, where she ran NCAA cross country and track and field for four years.
Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Abbey practiced at two Denver-based law firms and clerked for Judge Gale Miller on the Colorado Court of Appeals.