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Sarah O’Brien to Present CLE Course on Waivers of Liability Related to COVID-19 Exposure Claims

Butler Snow attorney Sarah Smyth O'Brien is set to virtually present “Using Waivers to Limit Liability for COVID-19 Exposure Claims” on Friday, July 17 at 2 p.m. CST through myLawCLE. The presentation will focus on how waivers of liability may be used as a proactive step to limit liability for COVID-19 exposure claims. The session will also include a general discussion of the standards applicable to waivers, jurisdictional differences, areas in which liability waivers have historically been accepted, limitations on their use and current trends and debates related to liability waivers in the COVID-19 arena. Click here for more information about the CLE event.

O’Brien is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the Tort, Transportation & Specialized Litigation Group. She has represented clients in state and federal court in a broad range of complex civil litigation matters, including construction litigation, commercial litigation, insurance bad faith and premises liability cases. She has experience in all phases of complex litigation, including trial and arbitration. She formerly served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr., of the Colorado Supreme Court.

O’Brien is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Faculty of Federal Advocates, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Downtown Denver Partnership Experience Council, Associated General Contractors Legislative Committee, Colorado Homebuilders Association and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). She obtained her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and is admitted to the Colorado State Bar and U.S. District Court of Colorado.