Elaine RogersWalsh

Of Counsel

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8371

Elaine Walsh has represented employers in all facets of labor and employment law for 30 years. She has substantial experience representing corporate clients in complex employment matters, including the defense of employers in discrimination, WARN, and wage and hour litigation involving individual and class and collective claims. Elaine's trial experience includes successfully defending major clients in bench and jury trials. She advises Firm clients on executive employment and separation agreements, investigations of employee conduct, policy oversight, and counseling issues, including issues arising under state and federal antidiscrimination laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. She routinely advises clients on noncompetition provisions and provides guidance on employment matters arising in transactions. She is a frequent speaker on various employment issues.

Elaine has performed pro bono work for individuals and for nonprofit organizations. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Atlanta Children's Shelter, the Atlanta Speech School, CHRIS Kids, the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Junior League of Atlanta, and has participated in Leadership Atlanta.

Experience

  • PGT Innovations acquires NewSouth Window SolutionsJones Day advised PGT Innovations, Inc., a national leader in premium windows and doors, including impact-resistant products, in connection with its $92 million cash acquisition of NewSouth Window Solutions, subject to adjustments.
  • 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.
  • Roper Technologies acquires Foundry for £410 million (US$543.4 million)Jones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of Foundry in an all-cash transaction valued at £410 million (US$543.4 million).
  • Southern Company sells certain Florida assets to NextEra Energy for $6.5 billionJones Day advised Southern Company in three separate transactions for the sale of several of its Florida assets – Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas, and the entities holding Southern Power’s interest in Plant Oleander and Plant Stanton – to NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) for an aggregate purchase price of $6.5 billion, including total equity value of approximately $5.1 billion.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chemical business conducts internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate conductJones Day was retained by a chemicals business to conduct an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct by the company’s CEO that also involved another senior executive.
  • 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.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Rotation Medical Inc. for up to $210 millionJones Day advised Smith & Nephew plc in its acquisition of Rotation Medical Inc., a developer of a novel tissue regeneration technology for shoulder rotator cuff repair, for an initial cash consideration of $125 million and up to $85 million over the next five years, contingent on financial performance.
  • Randstad acquires Monster for $429 millionJones Day advised Randstad Holding nv (AMS: RAND), a leading human resources services provider, in the acquisition of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW).
  • The Southern Company acquires AGL Resources for $12 billionJones Day advised The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) in connection with the acquisition and related financing of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) in a cash transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $12 billion, including total equity value of approximately $8 billion.
  • CSXT wins against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation upheld by Eleventh CircuitJones Day represented CSX Transportation, Inc. in a lawsuit brought by a former conductor alleging that he was terminated as a result of discrimination, retaliation and experienced a racially hostile work environment.
  • Crédito Real acquires 65 percent of AFS Acceptance to scale up its used car business in the U.S.Jones Day advised Crédito Real, S.A.B de C.V., SOFOM, E.R. ("Crédito Real") in its acquisition of 65 percent of the equity interests issued by AFS Acceptance LLC, a financial institution focused on granting loans for the acquisition of used cars in the U.S.
  • CSXT wins summary judgment against race discrimination and retaliation claimsJones Day obtained summary judgment on behalf of CSX Transportation, Inc. against race discrimination and retaliation claims brought by a former locomotive engineer.
  • CSXT obtains summary judgment against sexual harassment and retaliation claimsJones Day obtained summary judgment on behalf of CSX Transportation, Inc. against a retaliation claim by a former carman.
  • Newell Rubbermaid acquires Contigo and Avex beverage container brands for $308 millionJones Day advised Newell Rubbermaid in connection with its $308 million acquisition of Ignite Holdings, LLC, a leading designer and marketer of durable beverage containers sold under the Contigo and Avex brands, from private equity firm North Castle Partners.
  • National Beef Packing Company obtains summary judgment in sexual harassment and retaliation actionJones Day represented National Beef Packing Company, LLC in a sexual harassment and retaliation action by a former production line worker.
  • We use cookies to deliver our online services. Details of the cookies and other tracking technologies we use and instructions on how to disable them are set out in our Cookies Policy. By using this website you consent to our use of cookies.