Victoria L.Bliss (Tori)

Associate

Dallas + 1.214.969.3770

Tori Bliss represents and advises employers in a variety of labor and employment matters. She has represented clients in wage and hour class and collective actions and single-plaintiff discrimination litigation in state and federal courts and arbitration. Her litigation experience includes trade secret disputes as well as claims brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the False Claims Act (FCA), California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), and other federal, state, and local laws.

Tori also counsels employers regarding federal, state, and local employment laws, including most recently COVID-19 workplace issues.

Tori previously clerked for Judge Karen Gren Scholer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Experience

  • Sumitovant Biopharma acquires remaining stake in Urovant SciencesJones Day advised Sumitovant Biopharma in its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Urovant Sciences Ltd. not already owned by Sumitovant at a price of $16.25 per share in cash.
  • American Airlines' Envoy Air defeats class certification in employment disputeJones Day obtained an order denying class certification on behalf of Dallas-based American Airlines' subsidiary Envoy Air Inc., which flies under the American Eagle brand.
  • Seal for Life acquires Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US CoatingsJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners ("ACP") on the four acquisitions by portfolio company Seal for Life of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings, manufacturers of protective coating technologies.
  • Jones Day representing first ever receiver in an ICO enforcement actionUpon the recommendation of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas appointed Jones Day partner Mark Rasmussen as receiver to manage the assets of a firm facing alleged securities laws violations related to an Initial Coin Offering (ICO); Jones Day is serving as counsel to the receiver.