Todd D. Penney

As Crown Equipment Corporation’s Associate General Counsel, Todd is charged with overseeing legal compliance and defense for such areas as human resources, medical, safety, workers compensation, immigration, and employee benefits.Todd is a 1991 graduate of The Ohio State University's College of Law where he graduated summa cum laude. Following graduation, Todd spent nearly 25 years in private legal practice representing and counseling private sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. As a counselor, Todd's practice involved advising employers on such diverse subjects as employee discipline, disability accommodations and compliance, litigation avoidance, union relations, harassment investigations, policy development, and day-to-day employee relations. As a litigator, Todd has represented clients in hundreds of lawsuits, administrative proceedings, and labor arbitrations. He has served as counsel in matters throughout the United States and has been admitted to appear before eight United States District Courts and two federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. Todd was the successful counsel in a case before the Ohio Supreme Court in what produced one of Ohio's leading cases in the area of employee wrongful discharge.