Webinar: The #MeToo Movement Two Years Later: Cross-Border Impact in the Workplace

Webinar | October.16.2019 | 11:30am - 1:00pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

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Two years after the start of the #MeToo movement, multinational companies are still navigating the movement's impact on the workplace and corporate reputational risk. That impact on the workplace has been significant, but given legal standards, legislative reaction and cultural differences across borders, no one approach may be effective for companies operating in multiple jurisdictions. Our global Employment team from the UK, EU and Asia will address the trends we are seeing, unintended consequences and what best practices global companies have implemented to get ahead of the impact.

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  • Litigation & IP Sector
  • Finance Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Diritto del lavoro
  • Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations
  • Indagini interne
  • Contenzioso segreti industriali
  • Retribuzione oraria
  • Sicurezza virtuale e protezione dei dati
  • Risoluzione contenziosi e vertenze complesse
  • Parità salariale

Mike Delikat Partner Diritto del lavoro, Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations

New York

Michael Delikat, a partner in the New York office, was the previous Chair of Orrick's Global Employment Law Practice for over twenty years, which has employment law teams in the European Union, Asia as well as the United States.

He also is the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division.

Under Mike's leadership, Orrick’s Employment Law & Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California for the fourth consecutive year by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters. The practice group has also been chosen as one of the top national employment law practices by Law 360. Chambers USA and Chambers Global has ranked him in Band 1 since it began publishing its rankings, noting he is a "giant of the employment bar, widely regard as an expert in whistleblowing matters and sex harassment claims","sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations," and "a very persuasive advocate who knows the law inside out and is able to get to the heart of the issue very quickly."

He represents a broad range of major corporations and other institutions including law firms in all facets of labor and employment law. Mike has an active trial, arbitration and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases. 



  • Litigation & IP Sector
  • Diritto del lavoro
  • Compensazione esecutivo
  • Fusioni e acquisizioni
  • Risoluzione contenziosi e vertenze complesse
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Giappone
  • Parità salariale
  • Settore immobiliare

Yumiko Ohta Partner Diritto del lavoro, Compensazione esecutivo


Yumiko Ohta, partner in the Orrick's Tokyo office, is a member of the Employment Law Group. Yumiko focuses mainly on employment law advice as well as various corporate transactions including compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, litigation and general corporate transactions.

Yumiko also has knowledge related to international trade such as customs rules and export controls.

Before joining Orrick, Yumiko was an associate at Tanabe & Partners and advised clients in corporate transactions and employment law as well as represented clients in civil and family cases. She has experience serving as a statutory auditor for Japanese corporations. Prior to practicing law, she worked at Mitsubishi Corporation for seven years. While there, she was involved in LNG projects and other global business.



  • Litigation & IP Sector
  • Diritto del lavoro

Nadège Owen Partner Diritto del lavoro


Nadège Owen is an employment Partner in Orrick’s Paris office. 

Nadège advises French and international companies on all employment law matters with a recognized experience on employment law aspects of corporate transactions. She regularly deals with employment law related issues arising in the context of restructurings (in particular social plans), mergers and acquisitions as well as more generally on all employment law aspects for domestic and international clients, regarding day to day issues, executive severance and relations with employee representatives and trade unions.  

Prior to joining Orrick, Nadège was an associate for eight years in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.



  • Transactions Sector
  • Diritto del lavoro
  • Retribuzione e benefit

Chanani Sandler Senior Associate Diritto del lavoro, Retribuzione e benefit

New York

Chanani Sandler is a senior associate in Orrick's Global Employment and Equity Compensation practice in Orrick's New York office.

With more than 12 years of experience in cross-border human resources matters, Chanani advises multinational companies across all industry lines on a variety of employment-related matters and global equity compensation. He globally manages large multi-country and large multi-function HR projects.

From an employment law perspective, Chanani advises his clients on a range of employment-related matters outside the United States, including global/local offer letters and employment contracts, HR policies and handbooks as well as termination and settlement agreements. He works with his clients to consider the employment-related impact of, and undertake due diligence for, cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Chanani also counsels his clients on how to effectively design, implement, communicate and administer equity-based compensation benefits and other long-term incentive awards to their worldwide employees in over 100 countries. He also provides services in the areas of corporate tax planning, cross-border tax planning, payroll support and employee education with respect to global equity compensation.

He has presented at industry educational forums, such as the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) and Global Equity Organization (GEO), on topics related to tax compliance as well as effective design, implementation and administration of global equity-based awards and other long-term incentive plans.



  • Litigation & IP Sector
  • Diritto del lavoro
  • Risoluzione contenziosi e vertenze complesse

Mario Scofferi Partner Diritto del lavoro, Risoluzione contenziosi e vertenze complesse


Mario Scofferi, Partner presso l'ufficio di Milano, è membro del dipartimento di Complex Litigation e Dispute Resolution.

Mario si occupa di diritto del lavoro e delle relazioni industriali, assistendo clienti italiani e stranieri, sia in ambito giudiziale che stragiudiziale, in relazione a ogni aspetto della gestione del rapporto di lavoro subordinato, rapporto di agenzia e rapporto di lavoro autonomo in tutte le sue forme e in particolare:

  • redazione di contratti di lavoro (anche per dirigenti), redazione di accordi di lavoro parasubordinato (cd co.co.co.) e di lavoro autonomo e di contratti di agenzia;
  • redazione di clausole aggiuntive agli accordi di lavoro (ad esempio clausola di non concorrenza, clausole di riservatezza, etc.);
  • redazione di piani di incentivazione (ivi compresi piani di stock option);
  • controllo remoto dei dipendenti;
  • mutamento di mansioni e trasferimento dei dipendenti;
  • licenziamenti individuali e collettivi.

In particolare, Mario assiste la propria clientela nella negoziazione di contratti di lavoro autonomo e subordinato, nella fase di svolgimento dei rispettivi rapporti nonché nella loro cessazione, con l'obiettivo dichiarato di garantire servizi di alta qualità secondo rigorosi studi dettagliati e una costante interazione con i clienti.

La sua clientela opera nei settori del turismo, terziario, servizi, credito, chimico e nell'ambito della pubblica amministrazione (i.e. società da quest'ultima partecipate). 

Mario ha inoltre maturato una considerevole esperienza non solo nella gestione del rapporto delle società con i propri membri del Consiglio di Amministrazione ma anche nelle controversie tra enti previdenziali e società.

Mario è autore di numerosi articoli in materia di diritto del lavoro pubblicati su riviste di settore.

E' iscritto all'Ordine degli Avvocati di Milano, oltre a essere membro sia dell'Associazione AGI (Avvocati Giuslavoristi Italiani) che dell'Ordine dei giornalisti.



  • Litigation & IP Sector
  • Gruppo società nel campo della tecnologia
  • Diritto del lavoro
  • Problemi legati alla legge sul lavoro transnazionale
  • Discriminazione, molestie e ritorsioni
  • Parità salariale

Dr. André Zimmermann, LL.M. Partner Gruppo società nel campo della tecnologia, Diritto del lavoro

Düsseldorf; Monaco

Dr. André Zimmermann, a Certified Specialist for Employment Law (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht) and partner at Orrick's Düsseldorf office, heads Orrick’s employment law practice in Germany. André has been advising on complex employment law issues for more than 15 years, with a focus on the employment law aspects of M&A transactions, restructurings and headcount reductions, and a special sector focus on technology companies.

André advises companies of all stages, pre-IPO startups, scaleups, unicorns and international corporations on a wide range of matters, having handled everything from day-to-day practical advice tailored to his clients’ needs, to complex multi-jurisdictional transactions from strategic planning through post-merger integration. Having long-standing experience in negotiating with works councils and unions in restructuring measures of all kind, a special focus of André's practice is on restructurings and headcount reductions.

He has advised on the employment law aspects in over 300 M&A transactions and financing rounds across various industries. Transactional advice includes employment law advice in complex, international technology transactions, M&A projects as well as private equity and venture capital investments, from due diligence to post-closing integration.

André has thorough knowledge of and a genuine passion for the tech industry. Over the last years, André has become the go-to-advisor of several Bay Area tech-companies, leaders in their market and high-growth tech companies. Most recently, he has advised leading global technology companies such as GoPro, Pinterest, GitHub, Nvidia, Sabre, Snap and Splunk on various employment matters.

André has received several awards for his work, inter alia:

  • Germany's leading lawyer ranking JUVE recognizes André as "frequently recommended" employment law expert since 2017;
  • Best Lawyers and Handelsblatt have listed André as one of Germany's best lawyers in employment law since 2020;
  • Germany's leading business weekly WirtschaftsWoche ranked André as one of the top employment lawyers in Germany in 2019;
  • IEL Elite, an in-house guide to the world’s leading employment and labour teams, recognized André as a "Key Lawyer" in 2022.

Clients recommend André to JUVE as “straight shooter" and "always refreshingly honest". Our clients praise his "creative and efficient style of working" and "a very practical and efficient style of providing advice", referring to him as "extremely responsive and always accessible" and as "an excellent advocate in court hearings". Clients appreciate André's "clear, sound and pragmatic real-world advice" and his "in-depth knowledge of the tech employment world".