Partner | Baker Hostetler, Columbus, OH
Jenni Edwards is a labor and employment attorney, focusing on labor relations, employment litigation and providing day-to-day counsel and advice. She provides practical, common sense advice to public and private sector employers and managers on workplace issues. Jenni’s experience as in-house counsel has given her an understanding of the challenges faced by individuals in management, knowledge she uses when crafting solutions and developing business-focused resolutions for her clients’ concerns.
As in-house counsel for a regional transit authority, Jenni provided strategic guidance during nearly a year of labor negotiations and a three-day labor strike. Jenni guided the leadership team and management in continued operational planning, including determining whether service should be provided during the strike, developing and implementing a crisis communication plan and security strategy, setting negotiation strategies and providing in-house training for management employees on how to handle the impending strike. Once the strike commenced, Jenni provided continued guidance on communication strategies, supported the executive team and played a key role in developing a resolution between management and striking employees.