Ann-Marie Woods represents and advises employers in a variety of complex labor and employment matters that includes wage and hour class and collective actions and discrimination disputes. Her litigation experience includes claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other federal, state, and local employment laws. Ann-Marie also has experience representing employers in administrative proceedings before federal and state agencies, including wage and hour investigations and discrimination and harassment charges. She frequently counsels employers regarding compliance with employment laws, review of company policies, internal investigations and audits, restrictive covenant agreements, and employment-related diligence on national and international transactions.
Ann-Marie recently second-chaired a five-day federal jury trial involving a former employee's Title VII sexual harassment and state law defamation claims, which resulted in a full defense verdict in favor of Jones Day's client. She also was on the trial team representing a national fast food franchisor in the company's joint employer litigation before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Ann-Marie maintains an active pro bono practice that includes participating in the Firm's Laredo Project, representing individuals in asylum proceedings, and working on the ground in the Laredo, Texas detention facility counseling individuals seeking asylum in the United States. She also has worked with the Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) as an advocate for tenants facing eviction. In addition, she serves as an officer on the Emerging Leaders Board for Bounce Children's Foundation.
- Boston College (J.D. magna cum laude 2015; Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Boston College Law Review); University of Notre Dame (B.A. in American Studies and Journalism 2010)
- Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" for labor and employment law — management (2021)