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Our International Labor & Employment Law Group has decades of experience working with global companies on international and cross-border workplace issues. We have lawyers in our offices across the United States, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Beijing as well as close cooperative relationships with leading labor and employment practices around the globe. These resources enable us to provide clients with a seamless "one-stop shop" on international labor and employment matters, wherever they arise.

Through our wealth of collective know-how and experience, we have developed a deep understanding of the different cultural and legal approaches to labor and employment law throughout the world and a finely-tuned sensitivity to the nuances and unique workplace issues that arise in different jurisdictions. Our knowledge extends to a wide variety of areas including restructuring, employee benefits, mergers and acquisitions, employee investigations and cross-border litigation. We deliver clear direct and practical advice and pride ourselves on collaborating with our clients to find innovative solutions and workarounds when these are needed.

Areas of focus

  • International Privacy Issues
  • Drafting, Implementing, Reviewing and Amending Global Employment Policies
  • Cross-Border Reductions in Force and Restructurings
  • International Bonus Plans and Other Executive Compensation and Benefits Issues
  • Multi-jurisdictional employee investigations
  • Global Diversity Programs
  • Expatriate Legal Issues
  • Employee aspects of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Offshoring and Global Resourcing

Chambers Europe praises our "renowned" team for its "vast expertise" and notes "Peers are unanimous in their admiration for the ‘exceptional’ Yasmine Tarasewicz," our group co-head who it ranks in the top tier. Co-head Betsy Plevan, ranked in the first-tier in Chambers USA, is described as a "wise counselor" and "one of the titans of the litigation Bar." Chambers UK describes our third co-head Dan Ornstein as having "an understanding of the law that allows him to get to the heart of an issue without over-complicating things."

Members of our team regularly speak together at internal and external events on international labor and employment issues and provide thought leadership on emerging trends. Recent highlights include seminars at Cambridge University on Global Dispute Resolution in the workplace, speaking at the International Bar Association annual conference and the publication of a survey about developing law and trends on social media use in the workforce around the world.


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Daniel Ornstein on International Labor & Employment Law