Kristin M.Simonet

Associate

Minneapolis + 1.612.217.8869

Kristin Simonet represents businesses in class, multiplaintiff, and single-plaintiff employment litigation matters. She handles a variety of claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), as well as other federal, state, and local statutes. Kristin's experience also includes defending employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and equivalent state agencies, as well as representing employers in labor matters.

In addition to maintaining an active employment litigation practice, Kristin provides practical advice to employers about all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment and separation agreements, labor disputes, and human resources practices. Kristin also has significant experience litigating and counseling clients on restrictive covenant enforcement, including noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements. She also regularly advises clients on employment aspects of corporate transactions.

Kristin maintains an active pro bono practice, and she is also on the board of directors for the Family Achievement Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing support to parents with children who have disabilities and special needs.

Experience

  • Laser science company wins jury verdict and attorney fees totaling more than $6.7 million, and permanent injunction against former employee for trade secret misappropriation and other claimsJones Day client Physics, Materials and Applied Mathematics Research LLC ("PM&AM"), a laser science government contractor, won a jury trial on all claims and $4.4 million in damages against its former employee and his company for trade secret misappropriation, breach of his employment agreement, fraud, unfair competition, breach of his duty of loyalty, and unjust enrichment.
  • STERIS sells dental segment to an affiliate of Peak Rock CapitalJones Day is advising STERIS Plc in the $787.5 million sale of Dental segment to Peak Rock Capital, a leading middle-market private investment firm.
  • WEG acquires industrial electric motors and generators business from Regal Rexnord CorporationJones Day advised WEG S.A. in the $400 million acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • AAR acquires TraxJones Day advised AAR CORP. in the acquisition of Trax USA Corp., a leading independent provider of aircraft MRO and fleet management software, for a purchase price of $120 million in cash, plus up to a $20 million earn-out payment based on specified adjusted revenues in calendar year 2023 and 2024.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Motivating Systems LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Navigate360 of Motivating Systems LLC, a leading provider of behavioral management software to K-12 schools and districts.
  • Procter & Gamble Company acquires TULA LifeJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its acquisition of TULA Life, Inc. from L Catterton Partners and L Catterton Europe SAS.
  • Wabtec acquires Nordco for $400 millionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in its $400 million cash acquisition of Nordco, a leading North American supplier of new, rebuilt, and used maintenance of way equipment with a broad product and service portfolio including mobile railcar movers and ultrasonic rail flaw detection technologies, from Greenbriar Equity Group LP.
  • FlaglerCE sold assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.Jones Day advised FlaglerCE Holdings, LLC in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.