February 8, 2012 / Press Release

Jodka joins Porter Wright's employment litigation team

Porter Wright is pleased to welcome Sara Hutchins Jodka as an Associate in the Firm’s Labor and Employment Department. Jodka concentrates her practice in employment litigation, and she has significant experience representing employers in all facets of employment-related litigation.

“In addition to Sara's broad employment litigation experience before administrative agencies and in federal and state court, she has worked within a diverse set of industries and business settings, making her a very versatile asset to our team,” said Fred G. Pressley, Jr., chair of Porter Wright's Labor & Employment Department.

Jodka joins the Firm from Ogletree Deakins where she also concentrated her practice on employment litigation defense. Her experience includes defense of businesses before administrative agencies (e.g., the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Indianapolis Civil Rights Commission, Ohio Job and Family Services) and in federal and state court involving employment-related claims including, but not limited to, claims arising under the FLSA, FMLA, ERISA, COBRA, ADA, the ADEA, Title VII, the Ohio Civil Rights Act, diverse state law wrongful discharge, statutory contract, and other discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower laws.

A frequent presenter and author on a variety of employment law issues, Jodka is a member of the American, Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations and is a member of the Sagamore American Inn of Court.

Jodka received her B.A. from The Ohio State University and her J.D. from Capital University Law School, cum laude and Order of the Curia.