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Betsy A. Swift

Betsy Swift is a partner with Bricker & Eckler and is former chair of the Employment and Labor group and member of the Health Care group. She has extensive experience in advising and counseling clients on issues ranging from equal employment opportunity and wrongful discharge to corporate reorganization and union organizational campaigns. Betsy's practice also includes drafting employment policies, handbooks, 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 and training programs for management and trade associations.

Betsy's representative experience includes:

  • General counsel to numerous private and public employers on traditional labor and employment law issues, equal employment opportunity issues, and personnel policies and practices
  • Served as employment counsel on all facets of consolidation of two...

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Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County
  • Past Member, Babe Zaharias Classic Development Committee

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
  • Co-author, with G. Roger King, "NLRB Rulemaking: Health Care and Beyond," at the fifth annual Labor and Employment Law Institute

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, American, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations
  • Member, Ohio Management Lawyers Association
  • Member, Ohio Society of Hospital Attorneys

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Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2008-2015; Recognized in 2010 as one of Top 25 Columbus Women Lawyers
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (labor and employment management law) 2005-2015; 2013 Columbus Labor Law-Management Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Recognized by ChambersUSA in Labor & Employment Law with a Band 4 ranking, 2013; Band 3 ranking, 2014

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  • 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)