People: Daniel E. Waldman, Partner

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Daniel E. Waldman

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-3353
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Dan Waldman is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is a member of the firm’s specialist International Employment Law practice. Some of the world’s best-known companies routinely call upon Dan to help them navigate through their most complex international employment law challenges in a commercially-sensible manner. Dan’s work spans a broad spectrum and has touched on more than 100 countries, ranging from guiding clients on their largest and most challenging transactions to counseling clients on their portfolios of recurring international employment law issues.

Experience in mergers & acquisitions, spin-offs, divestitures, restructurings, and other one-time transactions includes:

  • Before LOI, advise boards of directors, executives, M&A lawyers, and bankers on international employment issues of potential transactions
  • Conduct multi-country due diligence on employment law ramifications of transactions, including analysis of employment laws in impacted countries, works council and trade union consultation, compensation issues, and evaluate then monetize employment liabilities impacting price
  • Post-transaction, counsel clients on integration activities including employee business transfers (e.g., TUPE), harmonization of compensation, policies, and human resource information systems, and workforce rationalizations and restructuring
  • Advise on facility acquisitions, sales, and closures
  • Instruct on and manage multi-country mass redundancies

Experience in connection with high-value commercial events includes:

  • Implement multi-country outsourcing transactions, including compliance with laws regarding dispatched workers, staff leasing, and joint employment
  • Negotiate commercial contracts implicating employment law issues
  • Advise clients on implementing global cost-cutting and efficiency undertakings, including modifications to compensation, benefits, and working time
  • Manage harmonization of global portfolio of employment documents

Advise clients on complex day-to-day international employment law matters, including:

  • Counsel on individual and collective redundancy processes
  • Advise clients on cross-border protection of valuable intellectual property and enforcement of employee restrictive covenants
  • Develop and implement practices for conducting comprehensive background screening processes in particularly sensitive industries
  • Draft international employment policies and related corporate conduct policies

He obtained his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Wisconsin and his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Rochester.

Dan Waldman is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is a member of the firm’s specialist International Employment Law practice. Some of the world’s best-known companies routinely call upon Dan to help them navigate through their most complex international employment law challenges in a commercially-sensible manner. Dan’s work spans a broad spectrum and has touched on more than 100 countries, ranging from guiding clients on their largest and most challenging transactions to counseling clients on their portfolios of recurring international employment law issues.

Experience in mergers & acquisitions, spin-offs, divestitures, restructurings, and other one-time transactions includes:

  • Before LOI, advise boards of directors, executives, M&A lawyers, and bankers on international employment issues of potential transactions
  • Conduct multi-country due diligence on employment law ramifications of transactions, including analysis of employment laws in impacted countries, works council and trade union consultation, compensation issues, and evaluate then monetize employment liabilities impacting price
  • Post-transaction, counsel clients on integration activities including employee business transfers (e.g., TUPE), harmonization of compensation, policies, and human resource information systems, and workforce rationalizations and restructuring
  • Advise on facility acquisitions, sales, and closures
  • Instruct on and manage multi-country mass redundancies

Experience in connection with high-value commercial events includes:

  • Implement multi-country outsourcing transactions, including compliance with laws regarding dispatched workers, staff leasing, and joint employment
  • Negotiate commercial contracts implicating employment law issues
  • Advise clients on implementing global cost-cutting and efficiency undertakings, including modifications to compensation, benefits, and working time
  • Manage harmonization of global portfolio of employment documents

Advise clients on complex day-to-day international employment law matters, including:

  • Counsel on individual and collective redundancy processes
  • Advise clients on cross-border protection of valuable intellectual property and enforcement of employee restrictive covenants
  • Develop and implement practices for conducting comprehensive background screening processes in particularly sensitive industries
  • Draft international employment policies and related corporate conduct policies

He obtained his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Wisconsin and his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Rochester.

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin, cum laude (2002)
    Director, Street Law Program
    Instructing Teaching Assistant

  • M.B.A, University of Wisconsin (2002)

  • B.A., University of Rochester (1998)

Admissions

  • New York
  • California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Affiliations

  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Presentations

  • “Managing International Employment Issues,” 2016 HR Summit, Wisconsin School of Business, Madison, WI (2016)
  • "Managing employment law projects across the Americas and globally," Ius Laboris Americas Labor & Employment Law Conference (December 9, 2016)
  • Session Chair, “Whose discrimination laws reach bordercrossing staff?” International Bar Association, Washington, D.C. (September 22, 2016)
  • “Brexit: What American Employers Need to Know,” Complimentary Webinar (July 19, 2016)
  • “The View From the Other Side of the Pond: A Guide to U.S. Employment” (February 2, 2016)
  • “A World of Opportunity: Managing International Employment Matters,” Association of Corporate Counsel - New Jersey & San Francisco Bay Area (2015)
  • “International Employment Law,” Center for International Legal Studies, Budapest, Hungary (2013)

Media Mentions

  • Interviewed, “How Brexit Could Affect US-Based Employers,” XpertHR Blog (July 28, 2016)
  • Interviewed, “Looser Employment Regs, Fewer Workers On Tap Post-Brexit,” Law360 (June 24, 2016)