Lindsey D'Andrea

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

Lindsey D'Andrea concentrates on labor and employment matters. She brings a background in complex litigation and counseling management clients to her practice. Personable and hardworking, Lindsey makes her skills available to a range of clients from different backgrounds while keeping their unique goals and needs in mind.

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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)
  • Ohio State Bar Association: Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law (2009)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
    • Barristers Leadership Program (2013)
    • Better Lawyer Publication: Editorial Board Member
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County

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Community

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Mentoring and More @ Moritz Program: Mentor
  • Women for Economic and Leadership Development
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Facility Corporation Board: Vice President

Prior Positions

  • Extern for the Honorable John D. Holschuh, Senior United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio

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
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 2006