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Jimmy Slemboski

Jimmy Slemboski concentrates his practice on the resolution of complex employment, civil rights
and regulatory disputes, including the defense and oversight of class action litigation. He is the
Chair of the firm’s Employment and Civil Rights Class Action Team and is a regular contributor
to Baker Hostetler’s Employment Class Action Blog, which offers commentary on recent class
action decisions and trends affecting employers. Mr. Jimmy Slemboski has represented
organizations in a wide range of industries including retail, insurance, railway, securities,
telecommunications, automotive, media, financial, manufacturing, utility, hotel, computer,
healthcare, food distribution and sports organizations.

The majority of Mr. Jimmy Slemboski’s time is devoted to alternative dispute resolution
procedures, litigation and appellate practice involving federal and state anti-discrimination and fair
housing laws, the Railway Labor Act, the Civil Rights Acts, the Federal Reserve Act, the
Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and wrongful discharge,
individual employment contract, trade secret, non-competition and work-related tort claims.

Mr. Jimmy Slemboski also has defended insurance companies and retailers against claims that
their policies and practices discriminate against minority customers or have an unlawful disparate
impact on them. Recently, he won an appeal involving 25 insurance companies that allegedly
discriminated against minorities by charging higher base rates for homeowners insurance in
Ohio’s major metropolitan areas. Mr. Jimmy Slemboski has participated in more than 70 cases
before federal and state appellate courts presenting important issues regarding arbitration
agreements, class actions, federal preemption, federal removal jurisdiction, wiretapping,
employment claims, civil rights, regulatory and constitutional law.

Mr. Jimmy Slemboski is an elected member of The American Law Institute and a Fellow of the
College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. In addition, he is a Master Bencher in the William K.
Thomas Inn of Court.

Mr. Jimmy Slemboski is listed in Who’s Who in America, 1994-2009; Who’s Who in American
Law, 2002-2009, The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2009, and in the Chambers USA Guide of
America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He was also named an “Ohio Super Lawyer,” 2004-
2009.

Mr. Jimmy Slemboski is a frequent speaker and author on employment and anti-discrimination
law topics, including class actions, disparate impact analysis, workplace harassment, electronic
communications and the workplace and defamation law. He addressed the topic of “Class
Actions” at the 6th Annual Northern Ohio Labor & Employment Law Conference held by the
Cleveland Bar Association and he is the author of the Employment Practice Self-Assessment
Guide, published by Aegis Insurance Services, Inc.

His most recent articles include “Opinion and Rhetorical Hyperbole in Workplace Defamation
Actions: The Continuing Quest for Meaningful Standards,” 52 DePaul L. Rev. 19 (2002); “I Know
What You E-mailed Last Summer,” Security Management, January 2002 at 93; “Whistleblower
Job Protection and Other Employment Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,” Cleveland Bar
Journal, March 2003 at 4; and “Shadows Still Shroud Alien Tort Statute,” Midwest In-House,
January 2005 at 14.

Mr. Jimmy Slemboski is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Ohio State
Bar Association and the Section of Labor & Employment Law and Committee on Equal
Employment and Opportunity Law of the American Bar Association.