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Jones Day

Renowned global team



The employment team at international powerhouse Jones Day is spread across Asia-Pacific, Europe, Mexico, and the US.

Matthew W Lampe in New York and Elizabeth B McRee in Chicago are key contacts for labour and employment matters, while Miguel Eaton in Washington DC and Eric H Mosier in New York co-head the employee benefits and compensation team.

Chantal Biernaux in Brussels, who was recommended in IELs Women Leaders survey 2022, is another key name at the firm.

The firms employment and benefits offering was considerably strengthened on 1 January 2022 with the elevation to partnership of Erika D Cagney in New York, Vidal Galindo in Madrid, and Courtenay M Nolan in Chicago.

The team will be further bolstered on 1 January 2023 with the promotion to partner of Elsa Andrianifahanana and Jennifer Plagman in Chicago, Justin A Walters in Miami, and Koree B Wooley in San Diego.


The departments contentious practice includes wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, and restrictive covenant cases, as well as class actions.

The team is also well placed to support clients with labour relations, including collective bargaining negotiations, and in the context of strike and picketing action.

In addition, the group is able to work alongside restructuring and M&A experts at the firm to advise on corporate transactions and reorganisations, including multi-jurisdictional matters.

Other areas of expertise include whistleblower investigations and relating proceedings.

On the benefits and compensation side, the team offers considerable expertise in executive compensation, ERISA, and other issues. This includes M&A and multi-employer pension plans, and breaches of fiduciary duty.

Other key names

  • Emmanuelle Rivez-Domont (France)
  • Adam Salter (Australia)
  • Friederike Steininger (Germany)

Experts based in...

Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.

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