Employment Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions: Planning for Integration and Mitigating Risk
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss the employment and labor issues triggered by mergers and acquisitions. The panel will cover integration planning throughout the deal process—from pre-acquisition through post-acquisition—and discuss employment and labor due diligence considerations, integrating and updating employment policies and practices, navigating pending employment claims and minimizing the risk of new ones, and potential traps for the unwary.
- Pre-M&A employment due diligence
- M&A employment issues
- Employment agreements
- Workforce identification and classification
- Employment policies and practices
- Immigration issues
- Labor union issues
- Mitigating risks
- Cross-border transactions
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What typical employment issues arise in M&A transactions?
- Which post-closing employment agreements can help retain essential employees?
- How can companies use litigation releases to mitigate liability risks associated with terminations?
- What are best practices for limiting liability associated with reductions in force?
Donald C. Dowling, Jr.
Mr. Dowling has extensive experience advising U.S.-based companies on outbound international labor and employment laws.... | Read More
Mr. Dowling has extensive experience advising U.S.-based companies on outbound international labor and employment laws. He provides counsel on a wide variety of global employment law matters, including codes of conduct and HR policies that guide operations in multiple jurisdictions, international compensation and benefits issues, whistleblower hotlines, and cross-border internal investigations and HR compliance audits. Mr. Dowling regularly advises clients on employment matters that arise with international restructurings, reductions in force, mergers, acquisitions, and outsourcing.Close
Anna Ferrari, Esq.
Morrison & Foerster
Ms. Ferrari's practice focuses on employment and privacy law. She counsels clients on all aspects of employment... | Read More
Ms. Ferrari's practice focuses on employment and privacy law. She counsels clients on all aspects of employment law, including trade secrets, unfair competition, employment policies and procedures, mergers and acquisitions, social media issues, wage and hour laws, discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. In addition, Ms. Ferrari advises clients on compliance with various federal, state and international privacy and information security laws with an emphasis on workplace privacy issues. She assists clients with employment and privacy issues in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring. She has extensive experience litigating trade secret misappropriation and employee raiding claims and has also defended a number of complex actions involving wage and hour issues, discrimination claims, and general commercial issues before state and federal courts.Close
Carole A. Spink
Baker & McKenzie
Ms. Spink advises clients on domestic and cross-border employment matters, specializing in mergers and acquisitions,... | Read More
Ms. Spink advises clients on domestic and cross-border employment matters, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, global corporate reorganizations and outsourcing transactions. She also assists clients with various employment counseling issues, including employment-related agreements, codes of conduct, global privacy and data protection, and reductions in force and other cost-cutting measures.Close