Susan F. Eandi

USA: California

Baker & McKenzie LLP
660 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, California 94304
United States

Tel: +1 650 856 5554


Susan Eandi is the head of Baker McKenzie’s Global Employment and Labor Law practice group for North America, and chair of the California Labor & Employment practice group. She speaks regularly for organizations including ACC, Bloomberg, and M&A Counsel. Susan has been published extensively in various external legal publications in addition to handbooks/magazines published by the Firm. Susan has been recognized as a leader in employment law by The Daily Journal, Legal 500, PLC and is a Chambers ranked attorney.

Susan focuses her practice on cross-border employment matters arising throughout the employment relationship. She serves as trusted counsel to companies on various employment matters, helping them enter – and succeed – in new jurisdictions, manage global workforces and terminate employment relationships. Susan likewise advises on employment law matters arising from mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, tax and supply chain restructuring, post-acquisition integration, outsourcing and online marketplace models.

For today’s employers, managing a global workforce requires complying with local labor and employment laws in multiple jurisdictions, staying abreast of rapidly changing regulations, handling the growing demands of labor unions and works councils, and moving talent quickly across borders. It also means developing strategies to retain high-potential employees, especially during reorganizations and spinoffs. To achieve these objectives, it’s essential for employers to stay up-to-date on the latest employment trends in areas such as workforce restructuring, reward programs, and labor and human rights.

We work with multinational businesses to manage all of their employment needs, from day-to-day human resources requirements to critical global business change projects. We represent employers in collective bargaining and works council negotiations, and also develop robust industrial relations strategies. In addition, we help multinational companies review their mobility strategies to determine how they can best deploy talent with the appropriate skills to the right market, at the right time to facilitate business success while being compliant.

With approximately 700 lawyers, our Employment Practice Group is the largest in the world and the only one to be ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global in 2019. We combine our global coverage and wealth of experience handling multijurisdictional assignments with specialized local expertise, enabling us to work across borders, industries and practice areas to fulfill clients’ labor and employment needs everywhere they operate. No matter the employment issue, we consistently help multinationals to overcome their greatest challenges and become world-leading employers.

“Clients value its “very broad international reach,” with one source commenting: “The firm’s ability to work cross border is a big help to clients and they do a good job of coordinating that.””
Chambers & Partners