Global Employment, Immigration and Equity Compensation Solutions

The global nature of business today places unprecedented demands on HR, finance and legal departments. In this fast-paced environment, in-house teams need access to knowledge of employment, immigration and compensation laws in a multitude of jurisdictions, and they need the ability to coordinate and streamline policies and practices globally.

Orrick is one of the few leading firms to have a globally renowned employment, immigration and equity compensation practice. With more than 70 lawyers worldwide, our team provides integrated employment law, compensation and immigration advice related to cross-border employee and contingent worker populations for U.S. based multinational clients.

The result is a true one-stop shop for global equity and HR legal issues, offering you a single point of contact for all your needs worldwide. We will work with you to develop comprehensive, innovative solutions that drive uniformity across jurisdictions – all on a fixed-fee basis.

What You Need, When You Need It

Our comprehensive menu of services includes:

  • Comparative analysis of divergent employment regimes
  • Advice on securities laws, reporting and disclosure requirements, administration, grant practices, and contractual issues relating to equity arrangements

  • Analysis of the implementation and termination of cross-border transfers and secondment structures

  • Design of international assignment policies covering home and host country employment matters (including tax and other special considerations for globally mobile executives)

  • Comprehensive advice on global privacy and data protection compliance

  • Advice on global and U.S. immigration issues and guidance on work visas, travel, regulatory compliance, I-9 compliance, immigration repayment plans and other day-to-day cross-border concerns.

Case Study: Supporting Rapid Growth

For the past six years, one of the fastest-growing, most recognizable private technology companies has turned to our team for employment and equity compensation matters worldwide. We provide all employment law, HR data privacy, global equity advice and employment-dispute representation. We also serve as special global employment and equity compensation counsel on all of the company’s transactions involving employees outside of the U.S.

Utilizing our single point of service model and local counsel teams, we helped the company expand from seven countries to 28 countries over 36 months. We also consolidated 18 versions of the company’s HR documentation into one streamlined, global approach. Working hand in hand with the in-house team, we have a record of consistently delivering 24-hour turnaround on key questions to enable critical business processes to proceed.