LONDON, July 6, 2015: Morgan Lewis is enhancing its United Kingdom and global employment law capabilities with the addition of employment investigations and data privacy partner Pulina Whitaker, who joins from another global law firm. Her arrival further strengthens the full suite of global client services offered from the Morgan Lewis London office, including those connected to finance, corporate, energy, funds, and litigation.
“I am very pleased to welcome Pulina to the team,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “The UK is a key jurisdiction for many of our global clients and Pulina’s background and experience advances our ability to provide advice on UK and international employment matters, both areas of increasing importance to our clients.”
Ms. Whitaker focuses on global transactional employment law in acquisitions, outsourcings, corporate reorganizations, and negotiations and advises clients on the gamut of issues related to the hiring and management of employees. She also brings an extensive background in corporate defense work in discrimination, unfair dismissal, and breach of contract claims as well as in corporate investigations. In addition, Ms. Whitaker assists clients on European data privacy and anti-bribery matters. Her international data protection work, including her familiarity with Singapore labor and employment matters, complements services the firm already provides through its US, European, and other offices around the world.
“Our growing London office features a broad English law practice offering a wide range of business and commercial services for corporations doing business in the UK and around the globe,” Office Managing Partner Peter Sharp said. “Pulina’s international employment law and data protection expertise complements our existing London team and will serve as a valuable bridge for providing these services to clients in other parts of the world.”
“The addition of Pulina is another step in our firm’s goal to identify new ways to meet our clients’ needs related to international projects, including those centered on the global workforce,” said Matthew Howse, leader of the firm’s labor and employment practice in London. “We are fortunate for Pulina’s arrival at a time when the growth in the London corporate practice has substantially increased demand for sophisticated strategic and transactional employment work.”