Jessica Kastin

Partner at Jones Day

Jessica Kastin

Jessica Kastin

Partner at Jones Day

Biography

Jones Day
Jessica Kastin
Partner
Contact
jkastin@jonesday.com
New York
(T) +1.212.326.3923
(F) +1.212.755.7306
Education

The George Washington University (J.D. with honors 2001; Laurence E. Seibel Memorial Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law); Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations (B.S. 1998)

Bar Admissions

New York

Clerkships

Law Clerk to Wilma B. Liebman, National Labor Relations Board (Summer 1999)
Jessica Kastin has extensive experience representing employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including litigating discrimination, wage and hour, restrictive covenant and breach of contract disputes, and arbitrating employee and union grievances. In addition, Jessica counsels clients daily on a broad range of issues such as reductions in force, implementation of employment policies, negotiation of employment and separation agreements, and labor and employment issues arising in the context of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Jessica also has extensive experience handling issues arising under the National Labor Relations Act, including union elections and representation proceedings, unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining, and labor issues arising from the bankruptcy of unionized employers.

Examples of Jessica's recent experience include: serving as special labor counsel to the debtor in one of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history with respect to the rejection of collective bargaining agreements and modification of retiree benefits under sections 1113 and 1114 of the bankruptcy code; representing employers in various industries in grievance arbitrations and in enjoining unlawful union activity under both the NLRA and the RLA; defending one of the nation's largest financial institutions against a wage and hour class action; representing a prominent cultural institution in a union organizing drive and NLRB election; and advising employers in various industries regarding issues arising in collective bargaining negotiations.

Jessica is a member of the Labor & Employment Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Labor & Employment Section and Railway and Airline Labor Law Committee of the American Bar Association.

Experience Highlights

Harris Corporation sells Broadcast Communications to Gores Group for $225 million

Hostess to sell Hostess and Dolly Madison snack cake business to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. for $410 million

Hostess Brands commences bankruptcy proceedings

Areas of Focus

Labor & Employment
Collective Bargaining, Contract Enforcement & Union Organizing
Employment Aspects of Corporate Transactions
Single & Multiple Plaintiff Employment Litigation
Railway Labor Act

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Harris Corporation sells Broadcast Communications to Gores Group for $225 million
Jones Day advised Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, in connection with the sale of its global Business Communications Division to The Gores Group for $225 million consisting of $160 million in cash, a $15 million subordinated promissory note, and up to $50 million in an earnout.

Hostess to sell Hostess and Dolly Madison snack cake business to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. for $410 million
Jones Day is advising Hostess Brands, Inc. regarding the stalking horse bid by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and Metropoulos & Co. to purchase the majority of the assets of the snack cake business, including both Hostess® and Dolly Madison® branded products, including the iconic Twinkies® brand for $410 million.

Hostess Brands commences bankruptcy proceedings
Jones Day represents client Hostess Brands, Inc. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries (collectively, "Hostess") as lead restructuring counsel, in Hostess' January 11, 2012 (the "Petition Date") filing under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankruptcy Code") in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the "Bankruptcy Court") with more than $800 million in secured debt and a $75 million debtor-in-possession financing facility with Silver Point.

ABM acquires provider of aviation facility management services Air Serv for $158 million
Jones Day advised ABM Industries, Inc. in its $158 million acquisition of Air Serv Corporation, a leading provider of integrated facility management services for the world's leading airlines and freight companies at airports throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

Bayer CropScience acquires biological pest management company AgraQuest for $425 million (€340 million)
Jones Day advised Bayer CropScience in its acquisition of AgraQuest, Inc. and its Mexican subsidiary, AgraQuest de Mexico S.A. de C.V. for $425 million (€340 million) plus milestone payments.

Gavilon Holdings to be acquired by Marubeni for $3.6 billion
Jones Day is advising Gavilon Holdings, LLC on its $3.6 billion acquisition by Marubeni Corporation, one of the largest general trading companies in Japan.

Harris Corporation and Johns Hopkins Medicine announce joint venture to develop innovative medical image management solutions
Jones Day advised Harris Corporation in its joint venture to develop cloud-computing based medical image management solutions with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Harris Corporation acquires Carefx for $155 million
Jones Day advised Harris Corporation in its $155 million acquisition of Carefx.

Harman Newsweek completes successful negotiations with Newspaper Guild
Jones Day represented The Washington Post as seller and Dr. Sidney Harman as buyer in the successful negotiation of an agreement with the Newspaper Guild regarding the sale of Newsweek to Dr. Harman.

ABB acquires Insert Key Solutions
Jones Day advised ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, in its acquisition of Insert Key Solutions, a privately owned specialist software provider.

JEN Partners sells portfolio of prime real estate assets in Arizona and Florida to Avatar Holdings
Jones Day represented JEN Partners, LLC in the $70 million sale of a portfolio of prime real estate assets in key geographic retirement areas in Arizona and Florida to Avatar Holdings, a leading real estate company.

Jefferies Finance provides loan facility for The Chefs' Warehouse
Jones Day advised Jefferies Finance LLC in connection with the $75 million senior secured term loan facility for The Chefs' Warehouse, LLC, a specialty food distributor, and certain of its subsidiaries and related issuance of a $15 million Senior Subordinated Unsecured Pay-in-Kind Note by Chefs' Warehouse Holdings, LLC.

Aurora Resurgence Management Partners acquires certain steel processing businesses from Northern Steel Group
Jones Day advised Aurora Resurgence Management Partners LLC in the acquisition and related financing of certain steel processing businesses from Northern Steel Group, Inc., a processor and distributor of steel products serving customers in the Midwest.

J.F. Lehman sells AIS Global Holdings for $375 million
Jones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in its $375 million sale of AIS Global Holdings LLC, a leading provider of mission-critical guidance, stabilization and navigation products and systems, d/b/a Atlantic Inertial Systems, to Goodrich Corporation, a leading provider of mission critical guidance, stabilization and navigation products and systems for the global defense market.
February 2013
NLRB Proceedings in the Wake of Noel Canning PDF


January 2013
D.C. Circuit holds that President Obama's "recess" appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are constitutionally invalid


January 2013
NLRB Issues Significant Decisions at Year's End PDF


October 2012
National Labor Relations Board Issues Two Decisions Enjoining Employer Rules Limiting Social Media Activities PDF


April 2012
Circuit Court Temporarily Enjoins NLRB's Mandatory Posting Rule


Winter 2012
NLRB Finds That Class Action Waivers Violated The FLSA, American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law News


January 2012
NLRB Extends Date For Mandatory Postings to April 30, 2012


October 2011
NLRB Issues Controversial Decision on Standard for Unit Appropriateness Determinations PDF


September 2011
NLRB Issues Rule Mandating Notices Informing Employees About Rights to Organize PDF

December 13, 2012
What to Expect From the NLRB During President Obama's Second Term: Impact on Both Union and Non-Union Workplaces Webinar

April 12, 2011
Jones Day Railway Labor Act Symposium Washington, D.C.

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Education
JD with Honors
Class of 2001

Since enrolling its first class in 1865, The George Washington University Law School has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates use the knowledge and skills they gain here to influence the critical legal conversations of our times.

BS
Class of 1998

Founded as the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the ILR School today is advancing the world of work through teaching, research and outreach. ILR’s mission is to prepare leaders, inform national and international employment and labor policy, and improve working lives. The school offers undergraduate and graduate education as well as career-long learning for professionals.

Career History
Partner
Current

Jones Day LP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, government regulations, tax, financial institutions litigation and regulation, business restructuring, and private equity. It offers services to the airlines, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication industries. Jones Day was founded in March 1893 by Edwin J. Blandin and William Lowe Rice and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Clerk
1999

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees' rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.

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$1,000 +
2011

Ubuntu Education Fund, founded in 1999, transforms the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children living in the townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It provides integrated household stability, health, and educational support to 2,000 children and their families from cradle to career.

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2010

Ubuntu Education Fund, founded in 1999, transforms the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children living in the townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It provides integrated household stability, health, and educational support to 2,000 children and their families from cradle to career.

Transactions
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US Ecology Holdings, Inc. purchases NRC Group Holdings Corp.

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Parker-Hannifin Corporation purchases LORD Corporation

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Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (Private Equity), PPC Flexible Packaging LLC purchase Popular Ink LLC from Highlander Partners LP

Awards & Honors
Laurence E. Seibel Memorial Award in Labor and Employment Law
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