Elizabeth L.Dicus (Libby)

Of Counsel

Columbus + 1.614.281.3873

Libby Dicus has more than 11 years of experience advising and representing employers in matters arising under employment law and traditional labor law. She has secured repeated victories for clients facing single or multiplaintiff claims of discrimination, harassment, unfair labor practices, and retaliation and has defended employers in significant investigations and hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Libby's experience includes issues arising under state and federal employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In addition to her practice before the NLRB, Libby's labor experience includes representing clients in all aspects of grievance and arbitration proceedings. In recent years, Libby has represented Verizon Wireless, IBM, McDonald's, and Kraft Heinz.

Libby partners with clients to establish best practices and avoid litigation. She provides strategic evaluation of issues including wage and hour compliance and joint employment concerns. She drafts employment policies, executive employment and severance agreements, and restrictive covenant agreements.

Libby also regularly advises on and negotiates the labor and employment aspects of multimillion and multibillion corporate transactions for public and private companies. For example, Libby recently advised on American Greetings' sale of 60% of its ownership to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.


  • Materion to acquire H.C. Starck's electronic materials portfolio for $380 millionJones Day is advising Materion Corporation, a world leader in high performing advanced materials, on its acquisition of H.C. Starck Solutions' industry-leading, electronic materials business, located in Newton, Massachusetts ("HCS-Electronic Materials") for $380 million.
  • Riverside and Investcorp sell Arrowhead Engineered Products to GenstarJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Arrowhead Engineered Products to Genstar.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.-led group of sales agents establishes at-the-market equity program for sale of up to $150 million of Common Shares by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.Jones Day represented a KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.-led group of sales agents in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market equity program for the sale of up to $150 million of Common Shares by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., a premier commercial real estate company located in Hawaii and owner of the largest grocery-anchored, neighborhood shopping center portfolio in the state.
  • Parker Hannifin's recommended all cash acquisition of Meggitt PLCJones Day is acting as U.S. counsel to Parker Hannifin Corporation in the £6.3 billion acquisition of Meggitt plc, a leading international company headquartered in Coventry, United Kingdom, specializing in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defense and selected energy markets.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Tiger LightsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. of Tiger Lights, a leading provider of aftermarket LED lighting accessories for agricultural and industrial equipment including tractors, combines, forklifts, and skid steers.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day is advising PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • Noble Environmental acquires GFL landfills, collection assets in Pennsylvania and MarylandJones Day advised Noble Environmental Inc. in the acquisition of multiple disposal, transfer and collections assets in Pennsylvania and Maryland from GFL Environmental Inc.
  • Riverside acquires ToolWatchJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of ToolWatch, a leading provider of tool and equipment tracking and operations management software for the construction, utilities, and oil and gas industries.
  • Altabancorp merges with Glacier BancorpJones Day is representing Altabancorp, the bank holding company for Altabank, in connection with its proposed stock-for-stock merger with Glacier Bancorp, Inc., the bank holding company for Glacier Bank.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires SCRAM Systems®Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company LMG Holdings, Inc. of Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. dba SCRAM Systems®, a leading provider of technology-enabled monitoring solutions and groundbreaking offender management software for state and local judicial systems and corrections departments.
  • Demers Braun Crestline acquires Medix Specialty VehiclesJones Day advised Demers Braun Crestline in the acquisition of Medix Specialty Vehicles, a full line final stage ambulance manufacturer headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana.
  • Hornblower Group acquires WalksJones Day advised Hornblower Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Walks, a technology-enabled services platform for sightseeing tours and travel activities.
  • TopBuild acquires American Building SystemsJones Day advised TopBuild Corp., a leading installer and distributor of insulation and building material products in the United States, in its acquisition of American Building Systems Group of Companies ("ABS").
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires PROHealth Home Care Services, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Best Life Brands, LLC (BLB), a family of companies focused on the well-being of clients along the continuum of senior care, of PROHealth Home Care Services, Inc. of Los Angeles, California.
  • NEP acquires VISTA WorldlinkJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of VISTA Worldlink, a pioneer in providing centralized broadcast solutions since 2017. The acquisition supports NEP's strategic goal of becoming the worldwide leader in Centralized (Remote) Production.
  • Ferro Corporation sells its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star Funds for $460 millionJones Day advised Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • LeBaronBrown Industries acquires NPS Holdings Inc.Jones Day advised LeBaronBrown Industries LLC in its acquisition of a majority interest in the NPS Towel & Tissue Division of NPT Holdings Inc., a leading towel & tissue and specialty packaging converter.
  • Nordson sold screws and barrels product line to Altair InvestmentsJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in the sale of its screws and barrels product line from its polymer processing systems division to Altair Investments.
  • High Road Capital sells portfolio company General Tools & Instruments Company LLC to Worthington Industries, Inc.Jones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the sale of portfolio company General Tools & Instruments Company LLC, a provider of over 1,200 feature-rich, specialized tools with well-established brands, to Worthington Industries, Inc.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires PenetrexJones Day represented American Pacific Group in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Wellbeam Consumer Health LLC, formerly Yukon Wellness Holdings LLC, of Penetrex, a leading joint and muscle relief and recovery brand.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 7, 2010
      Workplace Technology and Privacy, Ohio Hospital Association Spring Labor and Employment Conference
    • November 17, 2009
      Wellness Initiatives In The Workplace, New Disability Standards, and Related FMLA Issues, Ohio Hospital Association Fall Labor and Employment Conference