Employment & Immigration Law

Mission Statement

In a 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 his/her area of specialization, every lawyer and inhouse counsel is bound to confront employment and immigration issues in his/her practice: 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 Law Committee provides a forum for its members to learn about legal developments and latest trends in employment and immigration laws of various jurisdictions.

Our Committee

At the IPBA's annual conferences, the Committee invites distinguished lawyers from across the globe to discuss and present on relevant, cutting-edge topics.

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

Please join us by contacting one of the leaders of our Committee.




Carolyn Knox

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA, United States

 +1 415 442 4810
 +1 415 442 4870



Bjoern Otto

CMS Hasche Sigle Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB
Kranhaus 1Im Zollhafen 18
Cologne, Germany, Germany

 49-221 7716 195
 49-221 7716 252

Christine Chen

Winkler Partners
12F No. 86 Chongqing South Road Section 1
Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan


Veena Gopalakrishnan

AZB & Partners
AZB & Partners7th Floor, Embassy Icon, Infantry Road
Bangalore, Karnataka , India

 + 91 80 4240 0500
 + 91 80 2221 3947

John Wilson

John Wilson Partners
365 Dam Street
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka