JessicaKastin

Partner

ニューヨーク + 1.212.326.3923

For more than 20 years, Jessica Kastin has advised employers on complex labor and employment matters. She focuses on issues arising under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and regularly handles collective bargaining negotiations, union elections and representation proceedings, unfair labor practice charges, grievance arbitrations, and strike preparation. Jessica also has a robust transactional practice and has advised on labor and employment matters in more than 100 completed transactions that include mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and spin-offs.

Jessica is ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA for Labor Relations and L&E Transactions. Clients describe her as "a trusted adviser for the most complex and important matters" and report that she is "an excellent negotiator, a strategic thinker and very responsive," and that she "provides invaluable advice on significant matters."

In addition to counseling on employment law compliance, she works closely with clients in various industries on identifying and achieving critical business objectives through collective bargaining negotiations. Notably, in 2016, Jessica represented Verizon in connection with a seven-week strike involving approximately 36,000 employees. In addition to providing strategic collective bargaining advice, she obtained a rare injunction under Section 10(l) of the NLRA enjoining the union's unlawful secondary activity targeted at hotels in New York housing workers during the strike. And, in 2021, Jessica represented the Hunts Point Terminal Market in connection with a one-week strike involving approximately 1,400 employees.

Representative clients for whom Jessica has advised on corporate transactions, include: ABM, Alcoa, EagleTree Capital, Eastman Chemical, General Electric, J.F. Lehman, Morgan Stanley, and Verizon.

担当案件

  • 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.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Resource Innovations, Inc.Jones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in its acquisition and financing of Resource Innovations, Inc. (RI), a leading tech-enabled services company focused on energy efficiency and sustainability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Summit Hill FoodsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of Summit Hill Foods, Inc., a leading branded food company producing nationally recognized, premium brands, including Better Than Bouillon and The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce.
  • Affiliate of Centre Lane Partners acquires appliance business from Instant BrandsJones Day advised an affiliate of Centre Lane Partners in the acquisition and financing of the appliances business of Instant Brands, designer and distributor of kitchen and home appliances, including the Instant Pot, pursuant to Section 363 of title 11 of the United States Code.
  • 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.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires MMGY GlobalJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of MMGY Global, a leading integrated marketing firm specializing in travel, tourism and hospitality, from Peninsula Partners and other shareholders.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company portfolio company acquires White Lake Dock & DredgeJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company, ENTACT, LLC, of White Lake Dock & Dredge, Inc.
  • 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.
  • SER Capital Partners acquires Charah Solutions, Inc.Jones Day advised SER Capital Partners in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Charah Solutions for a consideration of $6.00 per share.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires ASL Print FXJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging Inc. (AWT) of ASL Print FX (ASL), a leading manufacturer of innovative print solutions to beverage, consumer packaged goods, envelope, and promotional markets across North America.
  • Ansys acquires DiakoptoJones Day advised Ansys in the acquisition of Diakopto, a provider of differentiated EDA solutions to accelerate integrated circuit (IC) development.
  • Evoqua merges with Xylem in $7.5 billion all-stock transactionJones Day advised Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE: AQUA) in its $7.5 billion stock-for-stock merger with Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL).
  • Cortec Group portfolio company acquires RCI Metalworks LLCJones Day represented Cortec Group's portfolio company Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC in the acquisition and financing of RCI Metalworks LLC ("RCI Off Road" or "RCI"), a leading banner for off road enthusiasts looking to take their vehicles to the next level in off road performance.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires PRA EventsJones Day represented EagleTree Capital in connection with its acquisition of PRA Events, Inc., a leading business event management firm, from CI Capital Partners.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company backed NorthStar Group acquires Trans Ash Inc.Jones Day advised NorthStar Group, a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Company, in the acquisition and financing of Trans Ash Inc., a leading provider of coal ash (or coal combustion residuals) services to utilities customers across North America.
  • General Electric completes spinoff of GE Healthcare businessJones Day served as labor and employment counsel to General Electric Company in its spinoff of GE HealthCare.
  • Sonepar acquires NEDCO SupplyJones Day represented Sonepar, a global market leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, in its acquisition of NEDCO Supply, a full-line distributor of electrical products and services operating throughout southern Nevada.
    • January 27, 2017
      What Can Practitioners Expect From A Trump Board? New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section 2017 Annual Meeting
    • September 2014
      2014 Labor & Employment Seminar - New York
    • December 13, 2012
      What to Expect From the NLRB During President Obama's Second Term: Impact on Both Union and Non-Union Workplaces
    • April 12, 2011
      Jones Day Railway Labor Act Symposium