Lindsay M.Cogley


Columbus + 1.614.281.3997

Lindsay Cogley has extensive experience representing employers in a broad range of complex labor and employment matters. Throughout her career she has defended employers in individual employment disputes, as well as multiplaintiff and class action cases, in state and federal courts. Lindsay has been involved in lawsuits arising under employment statutes such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), the Ohio Civil Rights Act, and other employment-related tort claims. She also has represented clients before administrative agencies including the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the Department of Labor. In recent years, Lindsay has represented Verizon Wireless, CSX Transportation, and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

In addition to her litigation experience, Lindsay's traditional labor background extends to labor relations matters such as unfair labor practice charges, labor arbitrations, and collective bargaining. She also routinely advises companies on handbooks and personnel policies, disciplinary actions and terminations, and internal investigations.


  • CSX wins summary judgment on FMLA putative class claims and defeats disability discrimination claimsIn a putative class action lawsuit, Jones Day client CSX Transportation, Inc. obtained summary judgment on claims alleging that the company's attendance policy and method of accounting for FMLA leave were unlawful.
  • Greystar forms open ended core plus fund and acquires Monogram for approximately $4.4 billionJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners on a number of related transactions culminating in the acquisition of Monogram Residential Trust, Inc. (a publicly traded REIT based in Plano, Texas), an owner, operator, and developer of luxury apartment communities with a significant presence in select coastal markets, in a transaction valued at approximately $4.4 billion, including the debt assumed or refinanced in connection with the transaction.
  • Kraft Heinz wins dismissal of multiple employment claimsJones Day successfully represented Kraft Heinz Foods Company and three individual defendants in an employment case alleging that it wrongfully terminated a supervisor based on his age, sex, and reporting of alleged sanitation violations.
  • Verizon obtains injunctive relief against unlawful union activity during seven-week strikeJones Day assisted Verizon Communications, Inc. during a seven-week strike (April 13-May 31, 2016) by members of the Communications Workers of America ("CWA") by obtaining injunctive relief from courts in New York State and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and advising daily on strike misconduct and other related issues throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
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