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Cody Elyse  Brookhouser-Sisney

Cody Elyse Brookhouser-Sisney

Attorney

Cody focuses her litigation practice on labor and employment law. She advises companies and businesses of all sizes on a broad spectrum of labor and employment issues, including employee handbooks, employment policies and procedures, hiring/firing decisions, discipline issues, wage and hour issues and compliance with local, state and federal laws. She is responsive and pragmatic, helping clients understand their legal rights and responsibilities.


She also advocates for clients in federal and state court as well as administrative proceedings in a wide range of labor and employment matters, such as employment litigation, EEOC and DOL investigations, ALJ hearings, collective bargaining, contract negotiation, grievance arbitration, and unfair labor practice complaints.

Cody earned her Juris Doctor, with High Distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law.  After law school, she served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack of the Wisconsin Supreme Court during the 2015-2016 term.

Education
  • University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with High Distinction, 2015)
  • University of Arkansas (B.S., Cum Laude, 2012)
Admissions
  • Nebraska (2015: Sustaining Member)
  • Iowa (2019)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska (2015)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (2017)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan (2019)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa (2020)
03/24/2022

ATTORNEY SPOTLIGHT: Cody Elyse Brookhouser-Sisney

 


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01/04/2022

McGrath North Announces the Promotion of Two Lawyers to Shareholder

McGrath North is proud to announce that Cody Elsey Brookhouser-Sisney and Jay D. Koehn are the firm's newest shareholders. “Cody and Jay are outstanding professionals who embody our focus on Excellence and our Client First commitment,” said Roger Wells, President of McGrath North. “Their promotions are a part of our ongoing investment in core service areas critically important to our clients.”  


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Events

07/29/2021

Labor, Employment and Immigration Law Under Biden: Where are We and Where are We Headed?

Webinar  


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07/28/2020

COVID-19 Best Practices: Managing Your Workforce During The Pandemic

07.28.2020  |  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  


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Publications

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03/03/2022

Nebraska Imposes COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Requirements On Employers

A new Nebraska law, passed as Legislative Bill 906 and signed by Governor Pete Ricketts, requires Nebraska employers who mandate COVID-19 vaccinations to grant religious and medical exemptions to most applicants and employees seeking such exemptions.  


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01/13/2022

United States Supreme Court Stays OSHA'S Vaccinate-Or-Test Mandate

On Thursday afternoon (1/13/22), the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccinate-or-test mandate that has been looming over employers since November and, most recently, went into effect this past Monday (1/10/22). In short, the Supreme Court blocked OSHA’s mandate, meaning that the vaccinate-or-test rule is no longer in effect.  


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Vlogs

06/16/2021

Privacy is Power - Episode 4: The Next Normal: Privacy Considerations for Return to Work

As the pandemic continues to wind down and vaccines are more widely distributed, employers are bringing employees back to work and may be collecting or accessing data through the use of vaccine cards, temperature checks, COVID-19 screening questions, workplace monitoring apps, and more. Join us for Episode 4, where we discuss not only the data privacy considerations associated with bringing employees back to work, but also the labor and employment considerations. This month, a guest speaker from McGrath North’s labor and employment group, Cody Brookhouser-Sisney, joins Caroline and Stacey for a panel discussion.  


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  • American Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Patience Drake Roggensack, Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2015-2016
  • Iowa Law Review
  • Journal of Gender, Race & Justice
  • Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award for performance in Academics & Co-Curriculars
  • Faculty Awards for Academic Excellence
  • Listed: “Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch”, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2021 - 2022
  • Leadership Omaha Class 43
  • LeadDIVERSITY Advocate, 2021-2022