Jody is a licensed attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience in both the private and public sectors. She started her career as a state prosecuting attorney, where she had extensive and successful trial experience. She then applied that experience to the corporate environment, managing litigation for major corporations including a national retailer and a global staffing company, as well as in a county government setting.
Jody is known as a trusted and expert legal advisor to senior management. Analytical, pragmatic, and decisive, Jody also believes in learning from clients and collaborating with them to achieve the best outcomes. Her business savvy is a tremendous asset for clients of all sizes. She understands that legal matters don’t occur in a vacuum; they intersect with company objectives, risk appetite, business strategies, budgetary concerns, and the client’s vision for the future. By applying her corporate expertise, she creates clear, cost-effective, workable solutions to address complex legal concerns within her client’s organizations.
Jody’s specialties include general employment law advice and counsel; third-party internal investigations; NLRA/NLRB matters; wage and hour compliance (advice and counsel as well as mitigation efforts); risk management; litigation; and litigation management specializing in employment discrimination and wage and hour class actions.