Elizabeth L.Dicus (Libby)

Of Counsel

Columbus + 1.614.281.3873

Libby Dicus has nearly 20 years of experience advising and representing employers in matters arising under employment law and traditional labor law. She has secured repeated victories for clients facing single or multiplaintiff claims of discrimination, harassment, unfair labor practices, and retaliation and has defended employers in significant investigations and hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Libby partners with clients to establish best practices and avoid litigation. She provides strategic evaluation of up-and-coming issues such as pay equity and transparency.

Libby's experience includes issues arising under state and federal employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In addition to her practice before the NLRB, Libby's labor experience includes representing clients in all aspects of grievance and arbitration proceedings.

Libby also regularly advises on and negotiates the labor and employment aspects of multimillion and multibillion corporate transactions for public and private companies. For example, Libby recently advised on Henderson Park's $705 million acquisition of the Arizona Biltmore and on a Riverside portfolio company's acquisition of The Lash Lounge.

Experiência

  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires American Label TechnologiesJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging, Inc. (AWT) of American Label Technologies (ALT), a leading manufacturing and supplier of custom label, RFID, print and packaging materials.
  • MPE Partners acquires Allor-Plesh ManufacturingJones Day advised MPE Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Webster Industries of Allor Manufacturing, LLC and Plesh Industries, LLC.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires Midwest Switchgear ServicesJones Day advised Integrated Power Services in its acquisition of Midwest Switchgear Services, a provider of low- and medium-voltage electrical services for customers in power generation, steel and aluminum, pulp and paper, and refineries.
  • Riverside acquires CRIO, Inc.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition of CRIO, Inc., a leading provider of eSource and other eClinical software for clinical trial sites, CROs and the pharmaceutical/biotech market.
  • Henderson Park acquires Arizona Biltmore for $705 millionJones Day represented Henderson Park Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing of the Arizona Biltmore, a LXR Hotel & Resort, for a purchase price of $705 million.
  • WEG acquires industrial electric motors and generators business from Regal Rexnord CorporationJones Day advised WEG S.A. in the $400 million acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • VSE Corporation acquires Turbine Controls, Inc.Jones Day advised VSE Corporation in the $120 million acquisition of Turbine Controls, Inc., a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support services for complex engine components, as well as engine and airframe accessories, across commercial and military applications.
  • TopBuild attempts to acquire Specialty Products & InsulationJones Day advised TopBuild Corp. (NSYE: BLD) in its attempted acquisition of Specialty Products & Insulation from private equity firm Incline Equity Partners in an all-cash transaction valued at $960 million.
  • American Pacific Group acquires C.F. StinsonJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition and financing of C.F. Stinson, LLC, a leading distributor of fabric products.
  • Radial Equity acquires Moss Motors and Rimmer BrosJones Day advised Radial Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing of Moss Motors, a U.S.-headquartered aftermarket supplier of parts for British cars, and Rimmer Bros, a UK-based supplier of replacement parts for UK marque vehicles.
  • Riverside invests in KasewareJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its acquisition of Kaseware, a leading provider of investigation management software sold to public safety agencies and corporations.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires The Lash LoungeJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Head to Toe Brands of The Lash Lounge (Lash Lounge), an industry-leading eyelash salon franchise.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires HTE TechnologiesJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. of HTE Technologies, a leading automation supplier operating in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.
  • AGS Agunsa invests in Omni Transloading & Logistics and Omni Bulk ServicesJones Day advised AGS Agunsa, the North American arm of Agunsa and a key player within the Empresas Navieras Group, in the acquisition of a significant equity interest in Omni Transloading & Logistics and Omni Bulk Services.
  • VSE Corporation sells Federal and Defense Services operating assetsJones Day advised VSE Corporation in the sale of substantially all of its Federal and Defense Services operating assets.
  • Kinzie Capital acquires Arctic IndustriesJones Day represented Kinzie Capital Partners LP, a Chicago-based private equity firm, in the acquisition and financing of Arctic Industries, a leading manufacturer of commercial grade walk-in coolers and freezers.
  • AGS invests in A.R. SAVAGE COMPANYJones Day advised AGS Agunsa, the North American arm of Agunsa and a key player within the Empresas Navieras Group, in the acquisition of a significant equity acquisition in AR SAVAGE COMPANY LLC, along with its associated companies and subsidiaries.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires U.S. LawnsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company EverSmith Brands of U.S. Lawns, a provider of lawncare franchisor services, including commercial landscaping and snow removal services, for U.S. commercial properties through a network of franchisees, from an indirect subsidiary of BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV).
  • 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.
  • Baird Capital portfolio company acquires Velocity Dynamics, LLCJones Day represented Baird Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company Cleanwater1, Inc. of Velocity Dynamics, LLC, a leading solutions provider of branded, proprietary dry and liquid feed systems for the optimization of chemistry in water and wastewater utilities and industrial plants.
    • May 7, 2010
      Workplace Technology and Privacy, Ohio Hospital Association Spring Labor and Employment Conference
    • November 17, 2009
      Wellness Initiatives In The Workplace, New Disability Standards, and Related FMLA Issues, Ohio Hospital Association Fall Labor and Employment Conference