Roetzel & Andress is pleased to announce shareholder Susan Keating Anderson has been named chair of the firm’s Education Law Group. Based in the firm’s Cleveland office, Ms. Anderson concentrates her practice in education law, representing school districts throughout Ohio.
“It is an honor to take on this role and I look forward to the opportunity to energize and expand our very talented team of school law attorneys,” said Anderson “We are committed to leading the firm forward as we continue to enhance and expand our capabilities to meet our clients’ increasingly complex needs.”
Ms. Anderson advises boards of education and their superintendents, treasurers and other school administrators on the wide array of issues faced by districts on a daily basis, including teacher evaluations, teaching and non-teaching discipline and discharge issues, RIFs and non-renewal issues, school levies, board policy interpretation, vendor contracts and residency disputes. Ms. Anderson also serves as chief labor negotiator for boards of educations and advises her clients in grievance proceedings, unfair labor practices and labor arbitrations. Ms. Anderson’s representation of school boards also extends to investigating and defending against claims of discrimination and harassment, and representing boards of education before the Office of Civil Rights, EEOC, OCRC and in state and federal court.
In her labor and employment practice, Ms. Anderson provides general counsel to public entities such as municipalities and county boards of developmental disabilities as well as to private employers on a variety of workplace and human resource matters, including employee discipline and discharge, non-competes, employee classification issues, wage and hour disputes and labor negotiations, grievances and arbitration.
Ms. Anderson received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Capital University School of Law, and her B.A. from The Ohio State University.