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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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Leadership Omaha Class 43