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.


  • Asbury Automotive Group acquires Jim Koons AutomotiveJones Day is advising Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in its definitive agreement with the Jim Koons Automotive Group of Companies to acquire Jim Koons Automotive for approximately $1.2 billion in cash.
  • Timken acquires Des-CaseJones Day advised The Timken Company in the acquisition of Des-Case Corp., a Nashville, Tenn.-based manufacturer of specialty filtration products for industrial lubricants.
  • TopBuild acquires Specialty Products & InsulationJones Day is advising TopBuild Corp. (NSYE: BLD) in its acquisition of Specialty Products & Insulation from private equity firm Incline Equity Partners in an all-cash transaction valued at $960 million.
  • ONCAP sells medical division to BiomericsJones Day advised ONCAP in the sale by portfolio company Precision Concepts International of its medical division to Biomerics, a portfolio company of Wasatch Equity Partners.
  • MPE Partners recapitalizes Precision PipelineJones Day advised MPE Partners in the acquisition and financing of Precision Pipeline, LLC, a leading provider of critical repair, replacement, and maintenance services for utility customers across the gas, electrical, telecommunications, and water end markets.
  • SER Capital Partners acquires Charah Solutions, Inc.Jones Day advised SER Capital Partners in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Charah Solutions for a consideration of $6.00 per share.
  • VSE Corporation partners with The Loar Group to acquire Desser AerospaceJones Day advised VSE Corporation (NASDAQ: VSEC) ("VSE") in its acquisition (the "Acquisition") of Desser Aerospace ("Desser") for a purchase price of $124 million.
  • ABS sells technical inspection service line to ApaveJones Day advised ABS Group of Companies, Inc. in the sale by one of its subsidiaries, ABSG Consulting, Inc., of its technical inspection service line to Apave Group, an international inspection group.
  • McLaren Health Care sells McLaren St. Luke's HospitalJones Day advised McLaren Health Care, a fully-integrated health care delivery system headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, with respect to the closure and discontinuation of operations of McLaren St. Luke’s Hospital located in Maumee, Ohio, as well as the sale of its facilities, land, and physical assets to another major midwest-based hospital system.
  • Swander Pace Capital portfolio company acquires First Place FoodsJones Day advised Swander Pace Capital in the acquisition by its portfolio company Patriot Pickle of First Place Foods, a producer of fresh pickles, fermented pickles, relish, and other pickled vegetables primarily for the foodservice and institutional channels.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Green GuardJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company EverSmith Brands of Green Guard Services (Green Guard), a provider of commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning (KEC) and related ancillary services and products, which are essential for fire prevention and mitigation.
  • Riverside acquires Bishops Cuts/ColorJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition of Bishops Cuts/Color (Bishops), a franchise company that is a leading provider of hair care services with more than 40 locations across the United States.
  • TotalEnergies' affiliate Cray Valley sells three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital PartnersJones Day is advising Total Energies on its sale of three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital Partners (Wingtack®, PolyBD® and Dymalink®) developed by Cray Valley, its resin production and sales affiliate.
  • Real Alloy sells European business to SpeiraJones Day advised Real Alloy Holding, LLC in the sale of its European aluminum and magnesium recycling operations to Speira GmbH, an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners.
  • NioCorp combines with GX Acquisition Corp. IIJones Day advised NioCorp Developments Ltd. (TSX: NB; OTCQX: NIOBF) in its business combination with GX Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: GXII), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition corporation.
  • Applus Technologies sold to Opus InspectionJones Day advised Applus Servicios Tecnologicos, S.L.U. in the sale of one of its U.S. subsidiaries, Applus Technologies Inc., to Opus Inspection, Inc.
  • Riverside acquires ProVelocity and IronEdgeJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the acquisition of ProVelocity, a long-standing managed IT solutions provider that helps businesses and government agencies manage their technology needs, and IronEdge, a leading IT solutions provider for Texas-based businesses.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Human Element Solutions, LLC ("Element H")Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Red Nucleus of Human Element Solutions, LLC (Element H), a leading content engagement provider of meetings, events, creative communications, training, and production services for biotech and pharmaceutical teams with extensive experience supporting oncology, rare disease, and specialty therapeutic areas.
  • Riverside acquires American Service Company (ASC) and Advanced Fire Protection Systems (AFPS)Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in the acquisition of American Service Company (ASC) and Advanced Fire Protection Systems (AFPS), providers of fire and life safety system services to commercial property owners and building managers across eastern Massachusetts and the greater Baltimore / D.C. area, respectively.
  • Agencias Universales S.A. (AGUNSA) acquires 75% of the Carver Maritime Manatee port terminal operator in FloridaJones Day advised Agencias Universales S.A. (AGUNSA) in the acquisition of a 75% equity interest in Carver Maritime Manatee, a terminal operator at SeaPort Manatee, a deep water seaport located at the entrance to Tampa Bay in northern Manatee County, Florida.
  • 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