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.

Experience

  • NSi Industries acquires Polaris Sales Co., LLCJones Day advised NSi Industries, LLC in its acquisition of Polaris Sales Co., LLC, d/b/a Polaris Electrical Connectors, an Odessa, Florida-based market leader of American-made pre-insulated multi-tap connectors.
  • Park Place acquires Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc.Jones Day advised Park Place Technologies, LLC in its acquisition of Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc., a provider of mission critical data center infrastructure services and specializing in post warranty hardware maintenance.
  • OMNOVA acquired by Synthomer plc for $824 millionJones Day advised OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its $824 million acquisition by Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company.
  • Blue Sea Capital sold NSi Industries to Odyssey Investment PartnersJones Day advised Blue Sea Capital LLC on its sale of NSi Industries, LLC to Odyssey Investment Partners.
  • Cobra Plastics sold to SilganJones Day advised Cobra Plastics, Inc., a manufacturer of injection molded plastic closures for a wide variety of consumer products, in its sale to Silgan Holdings Inc., a leading supplier of rigid packaging for consumer goods products.
  • Blue Sea Capital acquires Innovative FlexPakJones Day advised Blue Sea Capital in its acquisition and related financing of Innovative FlexPak, a developer, formulator, and provider of single-serve and multi-dose ingestible health and wellness products for leading brands.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Laron Inc.Jones Day advised Ohio Transmission in its acquisition of Laron Inc., a leading provider of mechanical and electric motor repair and engineering services in the southwestern United States.
  • Riverside invests in LMG HoldingsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in LMG Holdings, Inc., a provider of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) used to help prevent drunk driving.
  • Toyota Tsusho sold shares in Country Pure Foods, Inc. to BPCP CPF Holdings Inc.Jones Day represented Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. and Sapporo Holdings Limited in the sale of all of the outstanding stock of Country Pure Foods, Inc. to a portfolio company of Blue Point Capital Partners.
  • TriMas sold Lamons business to First Reserve for $135 millionJones Day advised TriMas Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corporation, in its $135 million sale of its Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions used in mission-critical, high-consequence applications in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, midstream energy transportation, upstream oil and gas, metropolitan water and wastewater management end markets, to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing.
  • Ferro Corporation to sell its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star FundsJones Day is advising Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, 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.
  • McDonald’s successfully resolves groundbreaking NLRB litigationJones Day successfully represented McDonald's USA, LLC and McDonald's Restaurants of Illinois, Inc., in the largest consolidated National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) litigation matter ever and one of the most important labor cases in the United States today.
  • MPE Partners sells its interests in B&E GroupJones Day represented MPE Partners in connection with the sale of its interests in the B&E Group.
  • High Road Capital sells portfolio company Banner Solutions to Tailwind CapitalJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the sale of portfolio company Banner Solutions, a leading wholesaler of door hardware, to Tailwind Capital.
  • PolyOne sells its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners for $775 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in its $775 million cash sale of its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners.
  • DataBank acquires LightBoundJones Day advised DataBank in connection with the acquisition and related financing of LightBound, an Indianapolis-based provider of colocation, Internet, voice, network, and cloud services.
  • OGE Energy acquires 146 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired power generation facilityJones Day advised Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., in the purchase of a 146 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired power generation facility from Oklahoma Cogeneration, LLC in Oklahoma City, and subsequently renamed it Frontier Power Plant.
  • High Road Capital acquires substantially all assets of Specialized Builder's HardwareJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of substantially all of the assets of Specialized Builder's Hardware, Inc., a wholesale distributor of electronic access control doors, door hardware, and security products, by SBH Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mid-West Wholesale Hardware Co.
  • Cabot sells its Specialty Fluids business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited for $135 millionJones Day advised Cabot Corporation in the sale of its Specialty Fluids Business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinomine Resource Group Co., Ltd., for $135 million.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires Arteriors HomeJones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of 4M Capital, Ltd. d/b/a Arteriors Home, a leading designer and supplier of artisanal lighting, furnishings, and home décor accessories.
  • 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
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