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Biography

Anne (“Annee”) focuses her practice on the representation of employers in a broad spectrum of labor and employment matters, including employment litigation, traditional labor work, and advising employers on day-to-day personnel issues. Annee regularly assists clients with litigation and advice regarding discrimination and harassment issues, navigating tricky FMLA and ADA issues, and wage and hour compliance.  In addition, Annee frequently assists employers with addressing employee privacy issues and protecting company confidential information through non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.  Annee has represented a wide variety of small, mid-size, and large employers, across many industries, as well as, several Ohio municipalities.

Annee is a regular speaker on labor and employment trends, discrimination and harassment issues, and best employment practices. She also provides ongoing education and training to many clients, which allows employers and their staff to identify and address human resources concerns with confidence.

Outside of the office, Annee enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughters.  Annee is the Past-President of the Human Resources of Central Ohio, a member of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Development Board, and the Secretary of the Schwachman Diamond Syndrome Alliance and enjoys volunteering in the community.

Other Info About Anne

Experience

Legal Work Highlights

She handles a range of employment law matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including:

Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation lawsuits
Breach of contract cases involving noncompete, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges
Interference and retaliation claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act
Wage and hour lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act and related state laws
Union grievances, arbitration, and unfair labor practice charges
Workers’ compensation and workers’ compensation retaliation lawsuits

In addition to her litigation practice, Annee frequently advises management regarding employment and personnel issues that arise in the workplace, including:

Termination and discipline matters
Reasonable accommodations and related medical leave issues
Personnel policies and employee handbooks
Wage and hour issues
Noncompete, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements
Harassment avoidance
Traditional labor issues

Education

Law School

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2011
Case Western Reserve Journal  of International Law, Articles Editor 2010-2011, Associate Editor, 2009-2010

Undergraduate School

Miami University, B.S. Education, cum laude, 2008
Study Abroad: London, England

Continuing Education

LPM Institute, Fundamental Skills of Legal Project Management, Certificate, June 2021

Bar Memberships

Anne is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio

Courts

Anne is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

Supreme Court of Ohio

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Leadership Columbus Graduate, Class of 2019

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2018-2019

Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2017

Columbus Bar Association Barrister Leadership Program, 2014

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Human Resources Association of Central Ohio, President-Elect; Past Vice President of Government Affairs

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Mentor

Columbus Regional Logistics Council

Rickenbacker Employer Assistance Network

Frost Brown Todd Charity Committee

Ohio State Bar Association Columbus Bar Association

National Association of Women Business Owners of Central Ohio

Pelotonia, 50-Mile Rider, 2014, 2015

Susan G. Komen 3-Day (60 Mile Walk), 2012

Susan G. Komen 5K Participant, 2013, 2014

Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, Volunteer, 2013-2014

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio

50 Mile Rider in Pelotonia – 2014 and 2015

Susan G. Komen

Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Firm Committees

Anne serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Legal Project Management Committee, Member

Technology and Innovation Committee, Member

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