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

  • MPE Partners acquires and recapitalizes Hi-Tech IndustriesJones Day represented MPE Partners in the acquisition, financing, and recapitalization of Hi-Tech Industries, a leading provider of consumable vehicle detailing and reconditioning products to the professional and do-it-yourself markets.
  • Riverside invests in PeopleGroveJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition of PeopleGrove, the leading provider of career mentorship and alumni engagement software for higher education institutions.
  • Integrated Power Services to acquire Tampa Armature Works, Inc.Jones Day is advising Integrated Power Services, the North American leader in service, repair and engineering for power management, electro-mechanical and rotating assets, in its acquisition of Tampa Armature Works, Inc., one of the industry's leading independent power services companies.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires DSG ConsultingJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Corporate Visions of DSG Consulting, a tech-enabled sales consulting and training company primarily serving large enterprise B2B companies.
  • DigitalBridge’s DataBank acquires Houston-area data centers from CyrusOneJones Day advised DigitalBridge Group Inc.’s DataBank subsidiary in the $670 million acquisition of four existing data centers in the Houston, TX metro area from CyrusOne.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Safety-Reports.com, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company ToolWatch, LLC of Safety-Reports.com, Inc., which provides safety and compliance management software to the construction, manufacturing, and other safety-related industries.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires DigiCut, LLCJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Fellers, along with Interwest Distribution Company, of DigiCut, LLC, a leading provider of film cutting software and templates for the automotive industry.
  • Ascension enters into strategic laboratory collaboration with LabcorpJones Day is advising Ascension with respect to its strategic alliance with Labcorp whereby Labcorp will manage Ascension’s hospital-based laboratories in 10 states and purchase the assets of the health system’s outreach laboratory business.
  • City of Hope acquires Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaJones Day advised City of Hope, a world-renowned, National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer research and treatment organization, in connection with its acquisition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a network of oncology hospitals and outpatient care centers across the United States.
  • Arrowhead Engineered Products acquires Custom Golf Car SupplyJones Day advised Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. ("AEP") in the acquisition of Custom Golf Car Supply, a golf cart accessory supplier.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Gym Launch and Prestige LabsJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San-Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, in the acquisition of Gym Launch, a provider of coaching programs and business training materials to help gym owners increase revenue and improve profitability, and Prestige Labs, a provider of premium fitness and health supplements.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • Dorilton Capital portfolio company acquires A&A TransferJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company MEI Rigging & Crating, LLC of A&A Transfer, LLC, a leading full-service industrial rigging, storage, and hauling company in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires National Switchgear & National Field ServicesJones Day advised Integrated Power Services in the acquisition of National Switchgear and National Field Services.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires BioTRUST Nutrition® LLCJones Day advised American Pacific Group in connection with the acquisition and financing of BioTRUST Nutrition® LLC, a fast-growing, leading eCommerce nutrition brand with a portfolio of high-quality, science-based products that span protein, collagen, healthy living, anti-aging, and digestive health, by one of its portfolio companies, Wellbeam Consumer Health, LLC.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling and PlumbingJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning of Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, which provides residential HVAC installation and repair, plumbing, electrical, excavation and drain services in the Greater Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, markets.
  • Riverside acquires iCEVJones Day advised The Riverside Company on its acquisition and financing of iCEV.
  • Dorilton Capital acquires Homestead HospiceJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company Traditions Health, LLC, a national hospice and home health provider, of Roswell, Georgia, based Homestead Hospice, a multi-state provider of hospice services.
  • American Pacific Group acquires FellersJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition of Fellers Inc., a distributor of vinyl wrap films and supplies.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Interwest Distribution CompanyJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, in the acquisition of Interwest Distribution Company ("Interwest"), a leading distributor of building and automotive films.
  • 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