Carson G Burnham

Carson G Burnham
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Who's Who Legal Labour, Employment & Benefits

Carson Burnham is chair of the international practice group at Ogletree Deakins, a global labour and employment firm with offices throughout the Americas (including Toronto and Mexico City) and Europe. Carson specialises in worldwide ethics investigations for US and Europe-headquartered multinationals; strategic approaches to employment-law issues in cross-border M&A; and international executive compensation and management. 

Carson has extensive experience advising multinational employers in how to resolve their international employment issues and structure global transactions in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Top issues Carson and her team work on include litigation; employment negotiation advice and counsel; compensation planning; executive compensation and benefits; international corporate structure requirements for engaging a local or expat workforce; union and works council negotiations; and training. They also handle the range of employment law issues that arise in cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings. 

Carson specialises in assisting her US clients break through obstacles arising from foreign employment laws that impede fast-paced growth and progress. The unique service-model of Ogletree’s international practice group, developed by Carson, sets it apart from most international firms, as she and her team deliver results beyond US borders in the efficient, goal-oriented manner that US clients expect from good lawyers. Carson regularly writes and speaks on all manner of topics important to multinational employers.

Carson is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is also a member of the international labour and employment law committee of the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the International Association of Young Lawyers and the international committee of the American Counsel Association.

Carson studied at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD, 1998), the University of Vermont (BA English, cum laude, 1995) and Harvard Business School (executive leadership development programme, 2009–2010).

WWL says: Carson Burnham is a standout employment lawyer with a highly regarded discrimination and sexual harassment practice and a strong presence across the US.

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