Vanessa R.Vogler


New York + 1.212.326.8304

Vanessa Vogler defends corporate clients in all aspects of labor and employment law and focuses on advancing clients' business goals and providing practical advice on often complex issues.

Vanessa's experience includes defending employers in individual employment disputes as well as in multiplaintiff and class action litigation in state and federal courts. She has represented employers against claims arising under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and other federal, state, and city labor and employment laws.

In addition, Vanessa advises clients in the contexts of counseling and M&A on various labor and employment matters, such as internal investigations, noncompete agreements, nonsolicitation agreements, severance agreements, independent contractor agreements, human resources policies, and employee handbooks.

While in law school, Vanessa worked in the Virginia Law Innocence Project Clinic, which provides pro bono legal assistance to prisoners in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States who may have been wrongfully convicted.


  • 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.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Andover Healthcare, Inc. and Andover Resources, Inc.Jones Day advised Milliken & Company, an industrial manufacturer that is active in a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering, performance and protective textile materials, in connection with the acquisition of Andover Healthcare, Inc. and Andover Resources, Inc., leading manufacturers of cohesive bandages and tapes for healthcare, animal health, and sports medicine industries.
  • Kenall sold to Legrand, North and Central AmericaJones Day advised Kenall Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of innovative, energy efficient, and sustainable specification grade lighting and control solutions for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings, in its sale of the Company to Legrand, North and Central America.
  • Flowers Foods acquires Canyon Bakehouse for $205 millionJones Day advised Flowers Foods, Inc. in its $205 million acquisition (including a performance-based contingent payment of $5 million) of Canyon Bakehouse, LLC, a privately held, gluten-free baking company based in Johnstown, Colorado.
  • Flowers Foods defeats conditional certification in FLSA collective actionOn behalf of Flowers Foods, Inc., Jones Day defeated a motion to conditionally certify a proposed Fair Labor Standards Act class of bakery product distributors in the State of New York.
  • CSXT defends lawsuit over physical capabilities testingJones Day represented CSX Corporation affiliate CSX Transportation, Inc. ("CSXT") in a nationwide class lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that CSXT's physical capabilities testing for certain of its operational, safety-sensitive transportation positions disparately impacted female job applicants in violation of Title VII.
  • Manufacturer wins arbitration against former CEOJones Day successfully represented a manufacturer in its arbitration with its former CEO in which the CEO sought over $60 million in benefits or damages.
  • Adecco Group acquires VetteryJones Day advised The Adecco Group, the world's leading HR solutions partner, in its acquisition of Vettery, Inc., a digital professional permanent recruitment marketplace.
  • Sierra Wireless acquires Numerex Corp. for $107 millionJones Day advised Sierra Wireless, Inc. as its U.S. counsel in its $107 million stock-for-stock acquisition of Numerex Corp.
  • Nationwide bakery company resolves dispute arising from independent distributorJones Day represented a nationwide bakery in a threatened wrongful death action.
  • Jones Day secures predicate order for unaccompanied minorJones Day represented the brother of a child, who had emigrated from Guatemala to the United States fleeing hardship and poverty.
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