Betsy A. Swift - Bricker & Eckler LLP

Betsy A. Swift

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Betsy Swift is a partner with Bricker & Eckler and is former chair of the Employment and Labor 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 acute care hospitals and development of new personnel policies, procedures and benefit packages
  • Successfully defended employer in Ohio Civil Rights Commission self-initiated investigation regarding allegation of national origin discrimination in closure of stand-alone operation
  • Represented specialty manufacturer through selection and implementation of mass layoff of 40% of its workforce without challenge by any terminated worker
  • Represents insurers and mortgage company in successfully resolving/defending race discrimination actions involving individuals and/or fair housing agencies and allegations of discriminatory denial of insurance coverage or lending practices
  • Successfully represented numerous employers in union organizational campaigns
  • Successfully argued case of first impression before the Ohio Supreme Court regarding amount of paid leave to which public employee is entitled for military leave

Miami UniversityBS 1976The Ohio State UniversityJ.D. 1988
American Health Lawyers AssociationMemberOhio Society of Hospital AttorneysOhio Management Lawyers Association

Office Location

100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4291
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Columbus-OH Metro Area
Betsy A. Swift has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Female