Betsy A. Swift

Partner

Biography

Betsy Swift is a partner with Bricker & Eckler and is former chair of the Employment & Labor group and member of the Health Care group. She has extensive experience advising and counseling clients on the myriad of day-to-day employment issues ranging from discrimination and harassment claims, and investigations and leave issues to discharge and discipline issues, and corporate reorganizations and layoffs. Betsy's practice also includes drafting employment policies, handbooks, severance agreements, employment agreements, non-compete agreements and other employment-related documents. A former teacher, Betsy has extensive experience as a speaker and trainer providing employment-related educational programs for management and trade associations.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Ohio Management Lawyers Association
  • Member, Ohio Society of Hospital Attorneys
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Presentations & Published Works
  • Extensive experience as a speaker and trainer in providing employment law related programs for management, including presentations to: Ohio Manufacturers Association, Ohio Hospital Association, Ohio Society of Hospital Human Resources Administrators, Ohio Healthcare Association, Ohio CLE Institute, Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the National Federation of Independent Business, Nationwide Insurance, Institute of Business Law, Council on Education and Management, Association of Ohio Philanthropic Homes for the Aged
  • Regularly provides training sessions to clients and trade associations on such topics as Union Avoidance, Sexual Harassment, Americans With Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Social Media, Documentation and Discharge, Avoiding Discrimination Claims, and Wage Hour Issues
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, State of Ohio
  • Member, American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2008-2015; Recognized, Top 25 Columbus Women Lawyers, 2010
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management) 2005-2016
  • Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Labor Law -Management) 2013
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Labor & Employment Law with a Band 4 ranking, 2013; Band 3 ranking, 2014-2015
  • Ranked, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed, "Top Rated Midwest Lawyer," The National Law Journal, 2013
Education
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D. with honors); Chief Justice, Moot Court Governing Board; Recipient of First Year Moot Court Best Oralist Award
  • Miami University (B.S., education)
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