Ann E. Knuth
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Ann E. Knuth

Of Counsel
200 Public Square Suite 2800
Cleveland, OH 44114 216.274.2478


Ann E. Knuth focuses her legal practice in labor and employment law. With over 20 years of experience, Ann regularly guides employers through the entire employment relationship, from hiring to termination. She has counseled 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 proactively taking compliance measures to avoid costly litigation.

Ann has extensive litigation experience and has defended 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 has also litigated restrictive covenant and trade secret cases and represented employers in various 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



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, Labor Law-Management, 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