Daniel E.Waldman

Partner

Dan guides some of the world's best-known companies through their most complex international workforce challenges in a commercially sensible manner.


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Companies doing business across international borders routinely struggle to ensure that their human capital strategies—which they work so hard to develop—translate legally, practically, and culturally. Clients seek Dan's advice to help translate corporate strategies into actionable tactics at a country-by-country level.

In his nearly two decades of practice, Dan draws on his unique career experiences to add value in his work with clients. For instance, Dan spent five years in-house as global employment counsel, he has an extensive background in strategic human resource management—including an advanced degree, and decades of experience starting and running various businesses.

Dan views his role as that of an international workforce architect. He has a passion for solving complex challenges involving multiple countries with complex people matters.

Dan has worked extensively in connection with high-value corporate events. He has implemented multicountry outsourcing transactions, including compliance with laws regarding dispatched workers, staff leasing, and joint employment. Dan has negotiated commercial contracts implicating employment law matters. He has also advised clients on implementing global cost-cutting and efficiency undertakings, including modifications to compensation, benefits, and working time. In addition, he has managed harmonization of global portfolio of employment documents (e.g. handbooks and policies).

Dan also advises clients on complex day-to-day international employment law matters. For example, he counsels on individual and collective redundancy processes. He also advises clients on cross-border protection of valuable intellectual property and enforcement of employee restrictive covenants. Dan also develops and implements practices for conducting comprehensive background screening processes in particularly sensitive industries. He drafts international employment policies and related corporate conduct policies, as well.

He has advised boards of directors, executives, M&A attorneys, senior human resource professionals, and bankers on international employment issues of potential transactions. Dan has also conducted multicountry due diligence on employment law ramifications of transactions, including analysis of employment laws in impacted countries, and evaluates and monetizes the employment liabilities impacting price.

Dan also reviews transaction documents and advises clients on proposed improvements to anticipate people matters. He assists clients integrating businesses, including employee business transfers, harmonization of compensation, policies, human resource information systems, and workforce rationalizations and restructuring. Dan has advised on facility acquisitions, sales, and closures. He has also instructed on and managed multicountry mass redundancies.

Having spent a portion of his career in-house, Dan truly understands the premium that clients place on responsiveness. Clients contact their attorneys to solve troublesome problems and make their jobs easier. For this reason, Dan places great value on being extraordinarily responsive to clients. He recognizes the value in rapidly conveying the idea to clients: "I understand your challenge. Leave it with me, and don't worry."

Dan joined the growing international team at Seyfarth because of its strengths in the cross-border employment law space. With the support of the firm's many talented attorneys around the world, there is no multicountry employment law matter that is too big or too complex to solve.

  • MBA, University of Wisconsin School of Business
    Strategic Human Resource Management
  • JD, University of Wisconsin Law School

    Cum laude
    Director of Street Law Program
    Instructing Teaching Assistant

  • BA, University of Rochester
    Political Science

    Honors Program
    Chester Dewey, Isaac David Extemporaneous Speech Contest winner
    National Security Policy teaching assistant

  • California
  • New York
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of California
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York