John B. Greer
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.
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
Representative Cases and Transactions
- MEC v. Jobson Publishing, LLC - Represented nonprofit corporation in arbitration proceeding involving breach of services-based contract; client awarded over $3 million, plus its attorney's fees.
- Brighi v. Cody - Represented medical professional in dispute involving purchase of professional practice; won case at trial and was awarded attorney's fees; verdict upheld on appeal.
- Cairns v. Sievers Instruments - Successfully defended employer against claims of assault, discrimination and breach of contract brought by former employee; summary judgment entered in favor of client.
- Financial Management Task Force v. Murray - Represented director and officer of failed industrial bank; won month-long jury trial in which jury assessed no fault against client.
- Successful representation of numerous employers in administrative actions filed by current and former employees with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and the Colorado Civil Rights Division involving claims of alleged unlawful discrimination and harassment.
- Counsel for numerous employers on a wide variety of employment-related legal matters.
Areas of Practice
- 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
- Member, Board of Directors, Boulder Public Library Foundation (2002 – present)
- Member, Church Council, Trinity Lutheran Church, Boulder, Colorado (2003 – 2007)
- Member, Boulder County Campaign Committee, Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado (2002 – 2007)
- Member, Board of Directors, Colorado Lawyers Committee (1996 – 2000)
- Member, Board of Directors, Amherst College Rocky Mountain Alumni Association (1992 – 1998)