Erika C. Collins

Navigating cultural and legal differences across international borders

Navigating cultural and legal differences across international borders

Erika C. Collins works with global companies on complex international and cross-border workplace issues, with particular expertise in navigating legal and cultural differences.

Well-known for her knowledge and work around the globe, Erika has developed a network of top-tier employment and employee benefits practitioners that spans 150 countries. She has a finely tuned and unique single point of contact method which allows clients to make just one phone call even when 100 countries may be implicated. Recently, Erika has been assisting a major bank and a major technology company with multi-country reductions in force involving South America, Europe and Asia. Erika helps numerous companies comply with onerous non-U.S. data privacy regulations, such as the EU’s GDPR, and is well-versed in the requirements for transferring employee data to the US.

Erika is co-chair of the Firm’s International Labor and Employment Practice Group. She serves as the editor of The Employment Law Review (9th Edition), which covers employment laws in 48 countries. Erika is also co-chair of the International Bar Association’s Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee and chair of Cambridge Forum’s International Employment Forum. She devotes time to helping her community by serving on the Advisory Board of Housing + Solutions, a non-profit organization that assists homeless female veterans.