JessicaKastin

Partner

New York + 1.212.326.3923

For nearly 20 years, Jessica Kastin has been advising employers on labor and employment matters with a focus on issues arising under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). She regularly handles collective bargaining negotiations, union elections and representation proceedings, unfair labor practice charges, grievance arbitrations, and strike preparation and injunctions. Jessica also has a robust transactional practice and frequently advises on high-value corporate mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. In addition, she frequently counsels on matters such as reductions in force, the WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification), New York State Labor Law, negotiation of employment and separation agreements, discrimination charges, and labor issues arising in bankruptcy.

Jessica's recent experience includes representing clients such as ABM, EagleTree Capital, General Electric, Goode Partners, J.F. Lehman, LORD Corporation, and Verizon in transactions involving complex labor and employment issues. She also frequently serves as a lead advisor with respect to collective bargaining negotiations during which she works closely with clients on identifying and achieving critical business objectives in various industries. Notably, in 2016, Jessica represented Verizon in connection with a seven-week strike involving approximately 36,000 employees. In addition to providing strategic collective bargaining advice, she obtained a rare injunction under Section 10(l) of the NLRA enjoining the union's unlawful secondary activity targeted at hotels in New York housing workers during the strike.

Jessica is a member of the New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section and has worked with Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY) for more than a decade as part of her pro bono practice.

Experience

  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings to acquire Tropicana Evansville casino in series of transactions valued at $624 million in the aggregateJones Day is advising Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the $624 million acquisition of the Tropicana Evansville casino operations from Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
  • Ansys to acquire Analytical Graphics, Inc. for $700 millionJones Day is advising Ansys, Inc. in the $700 million acquisition of Analytical Graphics, Inc., a provider of mission-driven simulation, modeling, testing and analysis software for aerospace, defense and intelligence applications.
  • STERIS to acquire Key Surgical for approximately $850 millionJones Day is advising STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) in the $850 million acquisition of Key Surgical, a leading global provider of sterile processing, operating room, and endoscopy products, and a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs to acquire ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billionJones Day is advising Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in its acquisition of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billion.
  • RotaDyne sold Elastomer Processing Group rubber manufacturing business to Ace Midwest, LLCJones Day advised Rotation Dynamics Corporation d/b/a RotaDyne in its sale of substantially all of the operating assets of the Elastomer Processing Group rubber manufacturing business, and certain real property located in Chicago, Illinois, to Ace Midwest, LLC, a subsidiary of Ace Elastomer, Inc.
  • RotaDyne sold roller business assets to Finzer Roller, Inc.Jones Day advised Rotation Dynamics Corporation d/b/a RotaDyne in its sale of substantially all of its roller business assets to Finzer Roller, Inc.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Heneghan Wrecking CompanyJones Day advised NorthStar Group Services, Inc., a portfolio company of investment affiliates of J.F. Lehman & Company, in connection with the acquisition of Heneghan Wrecking & Excavating Co., Inc. and Patrick's Equipment Leasing, Inc., providers of complete structural and interior deconstruction, excavation, and emergency response services for commercial and industrial clients across the Midwest.
  • FirstEnergy subsidiary sold interest in New Jersey hydroelectric facility to Yards Creek Energy LLCJones Day advised Jersey Central Power & Light Company, a regulated utility and subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, on the sale of its 50% undivided interest in the Yards Creek Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Facility (the "Yards Creek Facility") to Yards Creek Energy LLC ("LS Power"), a subsidiary of LS Power Development, LLC.
  • Chevron sold 43% stake in two Colombian gas production fields to HocolJones Day represented Chevron Petroleum Company ("Chevron"), a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), in the sale of its 43% interest in the Association Contract and related rights and assets, pursuant to which Chevron operates certain upstream natural gas assets in the Chuchupa natural gas field in the Caribbean Sea and Ballena fields in the province of La Guajira, Colombia, to Hocol, S.A. ("Hocol"), a subsidiary of state-owned Ecopetrol S.A. ("Ecopetrol").
  • LendingTree announces strategic investment in StashJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in its strategic investment in Stash, one of the fastest-growing banking and investing services in the U.S.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings to acquire three casinos from Eldorado and Caesars for $180 millionJones Day is advising Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the $155 million acquisition of Eldorado Shreveport Resort and Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the Mont Bleu Resort Casino & Spa in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, from Eldorado Resorts, Inc., and Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino in New Jersey from Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Vici Properties Inc. for $25 million.
  • CoStar Group to acquire RentPath from Chapter 11 bankruptcyJones Day is advising CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces, in connection with its $588 million acquisition of RentPath from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Integrated Global ServicesJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in the acquisition and related financing of Integrated Global Services, Inc. ("IGS").
  • Milliken & Company acquires Borchers from The Jordan CompanyJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Borchers Group Limited, a global specialty chemicals company known for its innovative high-performance coating additives and specialty catalyst solutions, from The Jordan Company, L.P.
  • Cortec Group acquires Enthusiast Auto HoldingsJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Ohio-based Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, an e-commerce distributor of automobile aftermarket and performance parts, including for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
  • Truck-Lite receives significant investment from Genstar CapitalJones Day advised Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a leading provider of safety lighting, filtration systems, and telematics services for commercial vehicles, in connection with Genstar Capital's significant investment in Truck-Lite.
  • Bad Boy receives investment from The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Bad Boy, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance zero-turn riding lawn mowers, in its cash and stock sale to The Sterling Group.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquires InvertekJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • January 27, 2017
      What Can Practitioners Expect From A Trump Board? New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section 2017 Annual Meeting
    • September 2014
      2014 Labor & Employment Seminar - New York
    • December 13, 2012
      What to Expect From the NLRB During President Obama's Second Term: Impact on Both Union and Non-Union Workplaces
    • April 12, 2011
      Jones Day Railway Labor Act Symposium
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