Ann E. Knuth
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Ann E. Knuth

Of Counsel
200 Public Square Suite 2800
Cleveland, OH 44114
aknuth@hahnlaw.com 216.274.2478

Summary

Ann E. Knuth focuses her legal practice in labor and employment law. With over 25 years of experience, Ann guides employers through the entire employment relationship, from recruitment to termination. She counsels businesses of all sizes, from start-up companies to international corporations, to help them manage their human capital and meet their business goals. Ann leverages her deep understanding of labor and employment law to assist clients in building policies and adopting proactive compliance measures to avoid costly litigation.

Ann has extensive litigation experience defending employers in state and federal courts, and before the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Ohio Civil Rights Commission and other state regulatory agencies. She represents clients facing claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of contract and statutory violations, including Title VII and wage and hour class and collective actions. Ann also negotiates restrictive covenants and nondisclosure agreements and litigates their enforcement. She represents employers in all phases of labor relations, including union organization, elections, contract negotiation, grievance resolution, arbitration and unfair labor practice charges. Ann also advises clients on I-9 compliance and audits, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement inspections, and E-Verify procedures. 

Professional History

  • Of Counsel, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2018-present
  • Of Counsel, Mansour Gavin, LPA, 2011-18
  • Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Arnoff LLP, 2002-10; Associate, 1997-2001
  • Associate, Schwarzwald & Rock, 1993-97
  • Process Specialist – Technical, S.D. Warren Company, 1985-90

Credentials

Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

 

Grand Valley State University, MBA with distinction

 

State University of New York, B.S., Paper Science & Engineering, magna cum laude

Community Involvement

The Broadway School of Music and the Arts, President, Board of Directors; Board Member, 2000-present

 

College Now Greater Cleveland, Mentor, 2016-present

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law-Management, 2020, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2020

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio

 

U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Sixth and Ninth Circuits

Memberships & Affiliations

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member

 

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Member

 

Ohio Bar Association, Member