Susan Eandi is the Chair of Baker McKenzie's North America Employment and Compensation Practice Group, head of the Global Employment and Labor Law Practice for North America, and a member of the North America Regional Management Council. She also serves on the Firm's Antiracism Legal Impact Board.
Susan speaks regularly for organizations including ACC, Tech GC, Silicon Valley AGC and World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Susan publishes extensively in various external legal publications in addition to handbooks/magazines published by the Firm.
Susan is a recognized leader in employment law by International Employment Lawyer, 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 in all aspects of global workforce management. In addition to advising on expansion into new jurisdictions, managing global workforces and exiting employment relationships.
Susan also advises on employment law matters arising from mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, spin-offs, tax and supply chain restructuring, post-acquisition integration, outsourcing, online marketplace models and global workforce engagement and expansion models. She also actively advises and hosts roundtable discussions for global companies on employment law issues relating to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as managing workforces in the time of COVID and global remote work models.
Representative Legal Matters
Advised on employment matters in numerous cross-border transactions and post-acquisition integrations covering up to 60 jurisdictions and ranging in value from USD 2 million to USD 7 billion.
Advised both publicly traded and private US multinational corporations across various industries — technology/software, fashion/retail, as well as banking and finance — on global restructuring strategies including salary reductions, temporary shutdowns and reductions in force across more than 50 jurisdictions.
Advised US multinationals on employment considerations in entering new jurisdictions and various potential business models including through direct hire by foreign employers, third party agencies such as PEOs and EORs and independent contractor engagement across up to 50 jurisdictions.
- Recognized as one of International Employment Lawyer's inaugural top women leaders
- Recognized as a Super Lawyer in Northern California, Super Lawyers
- Recommended for US Workplace and Employment Counseling, Legal 500
- Recognized for Labor & Employment, Chambers USA, 2016
- Recognized as a leading employment lawyer in California, The San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal
- Ranked among the top 100 women lawyers in California, The San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal
- Ranked one of the top 20 lawyers under the age of 40 in California, The San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal
- Recognized as one of California's top women leaders in tech law, The Recorder
Professional Associations and Memberships
- San Mateo County Bar Association
- International Bar Association - Employment Section
- Bar Association of San Francisco - Labor and Employment Section
- American Bar Association - Employment Section
- Santa Clara County Bar Association
- California~United States (1997)
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law (now University of California, College of the Law) (J.D.) (1997)
- University of California at Davis (B.A.) (1993)
Susan has been published in Baker McKenzie periodicals as well as in legal publications. The following is a sample of her recent work:
- The Global Employer: A Primer on International Labor and Employment Issues (Baker McKenzie)
- Global Employment Handbooks: One Size Does Not Fit All (Law360)
- Singing the Siren Song of Unlimited Vacation Policies (Law360)
- Noncompete Strategies - A New Year's Resolution (Law360)
Susan also hosts video chats and podcasts and publishes blog posts through the Firm's platform, The Employer Rapport.