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Darren Gardner Named Los Angeles Business Journal’s “International Attorney of the Year”


Seyfarth Shaw’s Darren Gardner, chair of the firm’s International practice, was selected as the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “International Attorney of the Year” at its 2017 “Leaders in Law” Awards reception on October 24th in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Business Journal 2017 “Leaders in Law” Awards recognize the accomplishments and significant role that general counsel and leading attorneys play in the success of a business enterprise. Candidates in each category were recognized for exceptional legal skill across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership, and for contributions to the Los Angeles community at large. Darren won the top honor over more than 75 other nominations received by the Los Angeles Business Journal in the International category.

Darren is recognized globally as a pioneer in the International Employment Law practice area and he is the trusted advisor to many of the world's largest companies in respect of matters ranging from day-to-day complex cross-border employment matters on a single country basis, to large and complex multi-jurisdictional employment law projects. He has undertaken more than 500 multi-jurisdictional strategic, compliance and transactional employment related projects, covering more than 170 different countries, including projects covering more than 150 countries at one time.

In addition, Darren has received a number of international awards for his work in the international employment area. Chambers USA 2017 described him as “uber-responsive and pragmatic” and said that he “has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law, and understands in house challenges.” Who’s Who Legal recently called Darren a “world-renowned practitioner” and a “great strategist” in his field.

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