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Candace A. Bankovich

Partner
Legal Assistant

Sydney Cooper

T: 317.237.0500
E: scooper@lewiswagner.com

Biography

Candace strives to be a valued business partner for each and every client. As the Chair of Lewis Wagner’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, Candace utilizes her experience as former General Counsel for a number of privately held and publicly traded corporations to provide the client service and practical advice that businesses seek. Candace has extensive experience providing proactive prevention counseling on significant employment issues such as employee discipline and termination, employment policies and practices, reductions in workforce, and union avoidance. She frequently works with clients to provide training on employment and management topics and ensures businesses are protected through the use of tailored employment, non-compete, confidentiality and independent contractor agreements when necessary.

When legal action is unavoidable, Candace defends businesses of all sizes against employment-related claims, including employment discrimination, wage disputes, wrongful termination, and unfair labor practices. Candace’s diverse background in business allows her to provide focused and strategic advice during federal and state agency investigations and litigation.

Professional Associations

  • ALFA International
    • Contact Partner
    • Labor & Employment Practice Group – Steering Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Sagamore Inn of Court, Member 2018

Publications

  • "Documentation tells the employer's story," The Indiana Lawyer, August 22, 2018.
  • "Ruling on sexual orientation leaves landscape unsettled," The Indiana Lawyer, March 21, 2018.
  • "Dos and don'ts of social media polices," The Indiana Lawyer, August 23, 2017.

Presentations

  • Navigating Social Media in the Workplace, ALFA International Webinar, October 9, 2018.
  • Navigating the "Me Too" Movement, Lewis Wagner Employment Law Breakfast, April 25, 2018.
  • An Effective Social Media Policy, Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana, April 12, 2018.
  • Recent Developments in Employment Law 2017, "Hiring," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, December 15, 2017.
  • Employment Issues and Considerations in the Hiring Process, Practicing Law in Indiana, Hot Topics in Employment Law, The Indiana Lawyer, September 21, 2017.

In The News

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1996
  • Pennsylvania, 1999
  • Ohio, 2002

Courts of Practice

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvanaia, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1996

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1996
  • Northwestern State University, B.A., 1991