International Employment Law: A 2012 Perspective

Broadcast Date: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Coins surrounding businessmen
Johan Lubbe
James E. Gregory
Anne Marie Lofaso, D.Phil., J.D., A.B.
Carson G. Burnham
Matthew W. Hoyt
Dr. Stephanie Plancich
William J. Milani


About Littler Mendelson P.C.

With more than 900 attorneys and 56 offices, Littler Mendelson is the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. As the only U.S. member of the Ius Laboris global alliance, Littler has extensive resources to address the global needs of clients, from navigating foreign employment laws and international labor relations issues to applying corporate policies on a global basis. Given our singular focus in the area of labor and employment law, many Littler attorneys have spent their careers cultivating full-time practices solely devoted to employment law subspecialties, such as international employment and labor law, class action prevention and litigation, immigration and global migration, unfair competition and trade secrets, labor relations, privacy and employee benefits. Preventative programs such as class action audits help employers to correct problems before they develop into costly and time-consuming lawsuits. And our commitment to using state-of-the-art technology enables attorneys and staff to share vital knowledge with clients and each other at a moment’s notice across multiple time zones.


About Proskauer

Proskauer is a leading global law firm with more than 700 lawyers. Headquartered in New York since 1875, we have offices across the U.S. and a strong presence in the UK, France, Brazil and China. Our practice is diverse and interdisciplinary, ranging from complex, cross-border transactions to high-stakes litigation, representing many of the world’s prominent businesses, financial institutions, investment funds, not-for-profit institutions, governmental entities and other organizations or individuals in their most critical matters. Dubbed a “powerhouse” by Chambers USA, which also named us the winner of its prestigious 2012 “Award for Excellence,” Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department is one of the world’s strongest practices, with over 160 lawyers. We field highly experienced teams covering every aspect of labor and employment law, from traditional labor-management relations disputes and employment counseling to the complex field of class and collective actions.


About West Virginia University College of Law

About Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Today’s employers are faced with myriad federal and state laws and regulations that govern the workplace. In order to comply with these laws and to provide a positive workplace, employers must dedicate tremendous resources to labor and employment law issues. At Ogletree Deakins, our 600 lawyers in 42 offices around the United States work daily with employers in connection with their workplace needs. From traditional labor issues, to employment litigation, to workplace safety, to employee benefits and other areas, Ogletree Deakins has experienced professionals in all areas of labor and employment law who provide efficient, client-focused service to our clients. Our labor and employment law practices are complemented by thriving practices in immigration, construction, and environmental law, and commercial litigation.

International Labor and Employment Solutions

At Ogletree Deakins, we understand that our clients’ employment issues often are not isolated to one state, country or region of the world. Our International Practice Group facilitates business growth by helping to centralize our clients’ employment, human resources and compensation practices. We offer cross-border solutions to today’s key challenges arising out of managing a global workforce, as well as assistance to growing businesses involved in foreign transactions for the first time. We pride ourselves on providing practical business solutions to complex employment issues in an efficient and cost-effective manner.


About BakerHostetler

BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast and more than 800 lawyers, clients count on BakerHostetler to help them grow and protect their businesses in a complex business and regulatory environment.

BakerHostetler has five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property and Tax. Within these groups are several large specialty practices, including antitrust, bankruptcy, health care, energy, middle market M&A, complex commercial litigation, data privacy and security, patent prosecution and international tax. Our attorneys have broad knowledge and experience in many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality.

At BakerHostetler we distinguish ourselves through our commitment to the highest standard of client care. By emphasizing an approach to service delivery as exacting as our legal work, we are determined to surpass our clients’ expectations.

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About NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting ( is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 20 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.


About Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., founded in 1973, is a national law firm with approximately 300 lawyers practicing in 11 offices, in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, D.C. The firm is uncompromising in its pursuit of legal excellence and client service in its areas of practice: Health Care and Life Sciences Labor and Employment,litigation.Corporate Service andEmployee Benefits. Epstein Becker Green was founded to serve the health care industry and has been at the forefront of health care legal developments since 1973. The firm is also proud to be a trusted advisor to clients in the financial services and hospitality industries, among others, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Our commitment to these practices and industries reflects the founders’ belief in focused proficiency paired with seasoned experience. For more information, visit