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Jacob Aleknavicius's practice covers all aspects of labor and employment, including traditional labor law, advising on labor and employment issues that arise in multimillion dollar corporation transactions, class action litigation defense, and counseling employers on all facets of the employer-employee relationship. Jacob's team-orientated approach is instrumental in ensuring that clients receive the most meaningful results possible, both inside and outside the courtroom. In his well-rounded practice, Jacob has largely worked with employers in the following industries: health care, private equity, hospitality, manufacturing, oil and gas, railroad, and transportation.

Jacob's practice centers on traditional labor, such as defending employers against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board, litigating complex disputes under the Railway Labor Act, and assisting with bargaining, strikes, work stoppages, and labor arbitrations. In addition, Jacob regularly advises clients on navigating through difficult, multijurisdiction labor and/or employment issues in corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures.

Further, Jacob has defended employers against class and collective wage and hour actions in federal court and also has experience defending employers in state courts and agencies across the United States against discrimination, disability, retaliation, and leave claims. Jacob also counsels employers on drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants, updating employer policies to account for changes in state and local laws, and addressing issues with respect to executive departures. As part of his pro bono practice, Jacob counsels local nonprofits on labor and employment aspects of their operations.


  • Sonoco sells protective solutions packaging business to Black Diamond Capital Management, LLC for $80 millionJones Day advised Sonoco Products Company in the $80 million sale of Sonoco's Protective Solutions assets and business to Black Diamond Capital Management, LLC.
  • ETS acquires PSIJones Day advised Educational Testing Service (ETS) in its acquisition of PSI Services LLC, a global leader in test development and delivery across workforce certification and licensure.
  • SingTel sells Trustwave to The Chertoff GroupJones Day represented Singapore Telecommunications Limited, southeast Asia’s largest telecommunications company, in the sale of Trustwave, a cyber security and managed security services business, to funds affiliated with The Chertoff Group for $205 million. In connection with the sale of Trustwave, Jones Day represented SingTel, as lender, in connection with a unique $195 million senior secured term loan and $40 million unsecured multiple draw term loan facility provided to Trustwave.
  • Diebold Nixdorf successfully restructures over $2.7 billion in funded debt and completes the first-ever dual proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code and Dutch restructuring law in 71 daysIn the first-ever cross border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement (the "Dutch Scheme") under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord ("WHOA")), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch Scheme proceedings and a sanctioned WHOA reorganization plan (the "WHOA Plan"), Jones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated ("Diebold") and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries (the "Debtors") in connection with (i) the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of In re Diebold Holding Company, LLC, et al., (Case No. 23-90602-DRJ) commenced on June 1, 2023, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"); (ii) the Dutch Scheme, commenced on June 1, 2023 by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the "Dutch Issuer") in the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Dutch Court"), and (iii) the chapter 15 proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court commenced by the foreign representative of the Dutch Issuer, wherein the Bankruptcy Court recognized the Dutch Scheme proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and recognized and extended comity to the WHOA Plan that was sanctioned by the Dutch Court.
  • ONCAP sells medical division to BiomericsJones Day advised ONCAP in the sale by portfolio company Precision Concepts International of its medical division to Biomerics, a portfolio company of Wasatch Equity Partners.
  • McLaren Health Care sells McLaren St. Luke's HospitalJones Day advised McLaren Health Care, a fully-integrated health care delivery system headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, with respect to the closure and discontinuation of operations of McLaren St. Luke’s Hospital located in Maumee, Ohio, as well as the sale of its facilities, land, and physical assets to another major midwest-based hospital system.
  • Sky Island Capital acquires Kaufhold's KurdsJones Day represented Sky Island Capital in the acquisition and financing of Kaufhold's Kurd's, Inc., a wholesale food manufacturer that primarily sells direct to food service distributors across the United States.
  • Restaurant group prevails on conditional certification motion in FLSA class and collective actionOn November 10, 2022, Jones Day secured, for a restaurant group client, the denial of collective certification of named plaintiff’s FLSA claims that the restaurant group unlawfully denied employees overtime pay.
  • ITT completes negotiations for successor collective bargaining agreement for its manufacturing campus in New YorkJones Day represented ITT, Inc. in connection with successful negotiations for a successor collective bargaining agreement covering terms and conditions of employment at its Goulds Pumps manufacturing campus in Seneca Falls, New York.