About Us

Employment & Immigration Law

Chair

Sandra McCandless

Dentons US LLP
One Market Plaza, Spear Tower, 24th Floor
San Francisco, California, USA

 Email
 1-415-882-2412
 1-415-882-0300

Vice-Chairs

Frédérique David

Lex2B
11, rue Jean Mermoz
Paris 75008 France

 Email
 33 1 76 21 95 00
 33 1 76 21 95 01

Siva Kumar Kanagasabai

Skrine
Unit No. 50-8-1, 8th Floor, Wisma UOA Damansara,
50 Jalan Dungun Damansara Heights
Kuala Lumpur 50490
Malaysia

 Email
 60-3-2081 3734
 60-3-2094 3211

Linda Liang

King & Wood Mallesons
40th Floor, Office Tower A, Beijing Fortune Plaza
7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100020, P. R. China

 Email
 86-10-5878-5161
 86-10-5878-5577

Carolyn Knox

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Steuart Tower, Suite 1300, One Market Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94105
USA

 Email
 1-415-442-4810
 1-415-442-4870

Trent Sutton

Littler Mendelson
900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States

 Email
 582-203-3404
 585-486-1703

The Employment & Immigration Committee


In this global economy where companies transact business across international borders and employ multi-national workforces, employment and immigration issues have become more complex and compelling. Regardless of one's area of specialization, one is bound to confront employment and immigration issues: for example, a transactional lawyer advising a client on doing business in a foreign country or an environmental lawyer hired to develop a major construction project overseas will be remiss not to counsel the client on employment law issues affecting its workforce.

The Employment & Immigration Committee provides a forum for its members to learn about legal developments in various jurisdictions. At the IPBA's annual conferences, the Committee invites distinguished lawyers from across the globe to present on relevant, cutting-edge topics. The upcoming conference in Seoul will focus on the interplay between protecting employee privacy and safeguarding trade secrets, a topic that is especially pertinent in today's economy.

With members from all over the world, the Committee also provides an avenue for members to network and exchange ideas.