Amanda K.Vaughn

Associate

Columbus + 1.614.281.3925

Amanda Vaughn represents clients in a wide range of complex labor and employment matters. Her litigation experience includes claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and other federal and state laws.

Amanda regularly performs employment-related diligence and advises on issues arising out of mergers, acquisitions, and other large transactions. In addition, she has experience conducting internal investigations and counseling clients on compliance with various labor and employment laws. Amanda has significant experience in fact development, managing e-discovery, and motions practice.

Amanda maintains an active pro bono practice as well by counseling nonprofit organizations on employment issues. She also serves on the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Young Alumni Steering Committee.

Experience

  • Austin Powder sells controlling stake to AIPJones Day is representing Austin Powder, a global leader in blasting services and commercial explosives, in connection with the sale of a controlling stake to American Industrial Partners.
  • MPE Partners acquires Allor-Plesh ManufacturingJones Day advised MPE Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Webster Industries of Allor Manufacturing, LLC and Plesh Industries, LLC.
  • Corpay acquires GPS Capital MarketsJones Day advised Corpay, Inc. in the acquisition of GPS Capital Markets, LLC and its subsidiaries, a group that provides business-to-business cross-border and treasury management solutions, in Corpay’s third largest deal ever.
  • VSE Corporation acquires Turbine Controls, Inc.Jones Day advised VSE Corporation in the $120 million acquisition of Turbine Controls, Inc., a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support services for complex engine components, as well as engine and airframe accessories, across commercial and military applications.
  • American Pacific Group acquires C.F. StinsonJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition and financing of C.F. Stinson, LLC, a leading distributor of fabric products.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires HTE TechnologiesJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. of HTE Technologies, a leading automation supplier operating in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company acquires Mission MicrowaveJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the acquisition and financing of all of the outstanding membership interests of Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC, a revolutionary designer of radio frequency and microwave electronics supporting ground-based, airborne and space-based applications.
  • VSE Corporation sells Federal and Defense Services operating assetsJones Day advised VSE Corporation in the sale of substantially all of its Federal and Defense Services operating assets.
  • Shiseido Americas acquires Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare for $450 millionJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation, a subsidiary of Shiseido Co., Ltd., in the acquisition of DDG Skincare Holdings LLC, the owner of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, for $450 million in cash.
  • Kinzie Capital acquires Arctic IndustriesJones Day represented Kinzie Capital Partners LP, a Chicago-based private equity firm, in the acquisition and financing of Arctic Industries, a leading manufacturer of commercial grade walk-in coolers and freezers.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires U.S. LawnsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company EverSmith Brands of U.S. Lawns, a provider of lawncare franchisor services, including commercial landscaping and snow removal services, for U.S. commercial properties through a network of franchisees, from an indirect subsidiary of BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV).
  • Signature Aviation acquires MeridianJones Day advised Signature Aviation in the acquisition of Meridian, an award-winning private aviation company with bases in Teterboro, NJ (TEB) and Hayward, CA (HWD).
  • Koch reaches agreement to acquire Wever fertilizer plant from OCI GlobalJones Day is advising Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC, an affiliate of Koch Industries, Inc., in the $3.6 billion acquisition of Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCO) from OCI N.V., a Netherlands-based producer and distributor of hydrogen products.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires The Brothers that just do Gutters (Brothers Gutters)Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Evive Brands of The Brothers that just do Gutters (Brothers Gutters), a franchisor that provides gutter installation, replacement, maintenance, and cleaning services for residential and commercial customers.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires United Sports BrandsJones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing of United Sports Brands, a global leader in sports performance and protective products, including the Shock Doctor, McDavid, Cutters, Nathan, PEARL iZUMi, and Glukos brands.
  • Cortec Group sells Chauvet & Sons to Court Square Capital PartnersJones Day advised Cortec Group in the sale of its Chauvet & Sons platform to Court Square Capital Partners.
  • 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.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires Nationwide Organ Recovery Transport Alliance, LLCJones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners on its acquisition and financing of Nationwide Organ Recovery Transport Alliance, LLC, a provider of air and ground organ recovery transportation services.
  • EagleTree portfolio company acquires Weil & AssociatesJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company, PRA, of Weil & Associates, a destination management sector leader in the Hawaiian market.
  • 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.