Simmons & Simmons
40th Floor Park Place,
1601 Nanjing Road West Shanghai 200040,
Tel: +86 21 6171 9328
Fax: +86 21 6249 0706
Lesli’s areas of focus include employment hiring and termination; establishment and enforcement of company policies, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and local anti-corruption compliance; discrimination and harassment trainings, policies and investigations; leaves of absence; downsizing; wage and hour laws; protecting intellectual property; unionization and collective bargaining; global mobility and immigration; and employment and anti-corruption due diligence and employee transition issues in M&A transactions. Lesli’s experience cuts through many industries, with a focus on the financial services, technology, and life sciences sectors. She trains employees on workplace anti-harassment and diversity policies, codes of conduct, FCPA compliance and best practices for human resources and compliance professionals. Lesli conducts and supervises investigations into anti-corruption and employment-related misconduct and counsels companies globally on compliance matters with respect to the FCPA and UK Bribery Act.
She was named for three consecutive years as one of the Attorneys Who Matter in the “Labor & Employment” category by the Ethisphere Institute for her commitment to advancing corporate ethics and compliance, is ranked in Chambers Global Guide 2015 and was named has been named Lawyer of the Year for Labour & Employment by China Law & Practice and AsiaMoney Women in Business Law. She regularly speaks and publishes articles on employment and anti-corruption-related topics. Lesli is also a founding member of the Asia Turnaround & Transformation Association.
Employment Law Practice:
Our international employment practice operates from the firm’s offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo. The practice is a recognised leader in the global market place and advises a broad range of organisations, both in the public and private sectors.
We are one of the few firms who can offer a truly integrated employment practice. We are known for our strength–in–depth and ability to provide clients with a proactive approach to employment law matters. We have an unrivalled client base among institutions and global corporates in the firm’s key sectors – Financial Institutions, Asset Management and Investment Funds, Energy & Infrastructure, Life Sciences and Telecommunications, Media and Technology – giving us what we believe to be an unparalleled level of experience in domestic and international employment law matters. We advise on all aspects of employment law delivering practical and effective employment solutions focused on the needs of the business.