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Biography

Anne (pronounced“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 has represented a wide variety of small, mid-size, and large employers, including those in the manufacturing, logistics, technology, food service, construction, retail, health care, and customer service 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, exploring the metro parks with her dog, traveling, and trying the latest Columbus restaurants. She also enjoys serving as the vice president of Government Affairs for the Human Resources of Central Ohio and volunteering in the community.

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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

Bar Membership

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

Ohio

Courts

Annee 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

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, Vice President of Government Affairs

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Mentor

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