Lindsey D'Andrea

Partner

Columbus
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Overview

Lindsey D’Andrea’s substantive experience as a trial attorney benefits her labor and employment practice. She frequently represents public and private employers in the healthcare, transportation and hospitality industries, including serving as an advocate during on-site audits performed by the Department of Labor and Federal Railroad Administration. Personable and hardworking, Lindsey also provides practical advice to in-house counsel, human resources personnel, and C-suite executives on separation agreements, employee documents and workplace risks, such as those associated with Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, various whistleblower laws and related state laws.

A comprehensive counsel, Lindsey’s skills also include investigating and responding to administrative charges filed with various governmental agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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  • Defends a large hospital system in Ohio before federal and state agencies against employees’ claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation pursuant to various federal and state laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Has investigated a large number of such claims, submitted statements of position to federal and state agencies, and worked with investigators to resolve such claims in favor of the hospital system.
  • Served as co-counsel in the defense of a sexual harassment and discrimination case against a large corporate defendant that included numerous depositions of management and nonmanagement employees. Played a significant role in obtaining summary judgment on all counts for the corporate defendant.
  • Served as co-counsel in the defense of various federal and state law employment-related claims for large corporate defendants. Responsible for managing discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting motions for summary judgment, preparing for jury trials and examining witnesses during trial.
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Experience

  • Defends a large hospital system in Ohio before federal and state agencies against employees’ claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation pursuant to various federal and state laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Has investigated a large number of such claims, submitted statements of position to federal and state agencies, and worked with investigators to resolve such claims in favor of the hospital system.
  • Served as co-counsel in the defense of a sexual harassment and discrimination case against a large corporate defendant that included numerous depositions of management and nonmanagement employees. Played a significant role in obtaining summary judgment on all counts for the corporate defendant.
  • Served as co-counsel in the defense of various federal and state law employment-related claims for large corporate defendants. Responsible for managing discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting motions for summary judgment, preparing for jury trials and examining witnesses during trial.
  • Has drafted numerous post-hearing arbitration briefs resulting in favorable decisions for large transportation companies throughout Ohio, in addition to her experience defending employers against agency charges and employment litigation. This experience defending companies’ decisions to discipline and/or discharge employees pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement has provided the opportunity to better understand the unique issues facing employers with a unionized workforce.
  • Has exposure to employers with unionized workforces that extends to the railroad and airline industries by assisting in the defense of appeals brought pursuant to the Federal Rail Safety Act and the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century.
  • Served as part of the team responsible for defending a major railroad from an employee appeal under the Federal Rail Safety Act, and served as co-counsel in a trial before the Office of Administrative Law Judges. Played a significant role in obtaining a favorable decision from the Office of Administrative Law Judges dismissing the employee’s appeal during the three-day trial and the filing of post-hearing briefs.
  • Provides ongoing employment counseling to a number of employers throughout the state, including the review and analysis of employee handbooks, consultation regarding termination decisions, and the review and analysis of various employment policies currently in place or that employers seek to implement.
  • As a former member of the team representing Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protect Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel prior to focusing her career on labor and employment matters, Lindsey gained invaluable experience involving complicated and significant electronic discovery issues. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014, 2017 to 2019)
  • Ohio State Bar Association: Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law (2009)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
    • Board of Trustees: At-Large Trustee (2018)
    • Leadership Institute: Graduate (2018)
  • Columbus Bar Association
    • Barristers Leadership Program (2013)
    • Better Lawyer Publication
      • Editorial Board Member
      • Past Co-Editor-in-Chief
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County

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Community

  • Columbus Humane: Special Ambassador (2018)
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Mentoring and More Program: Past Mentor
  • Women for Economic and Leadership Development
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Facility Corporation Board: Past Vice President

Pro Bono

  • Represents an Alabama death row inmate referred through the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable John D. Holschuh, Senior U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Ohio: Extern

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2009; Ohio State Bar Association Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 2006