Komsitsky, Yana

Yana Komsitsky

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Yana Komsitsky is an associate in the Firm’s Palo Alto office. Ms. Komsitsky focuses her practice on domestic and international employment and data privacy law. She advises on a range of employment matters, from pre-employment and global workforce management to terminations and disputes.

Practice Focus

Ms. Komsitsky provides strategic counseling on all matters related to managing the employment relationship, with particular emphasis on employment-related issues arising out of cross-border transactions. She routinely assists US multinationals with employment aspects of entering and doing business in new jurisdictions across the globe, including pre-hire matters, engagement of independent contractors, employee transfer, workplace policies and global code of conduct implementation, data privacy compliance, whistleblower policy and hotline implementation, confidential and proprietary information and non-compete agreements, and planning and implementing reductions in force and performance terminations.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California - International Law and Labor & Employment Law Sections
  • Law Society of England & Wales - Non-practicing member

Admissions

  • California~United States (2011)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2009)

Education

  • College of Law of England and Wales (L.P.C. Distinction) (2007)
  • College of Law of England and Wales (Graduate Diploma Law Commendation) (2005)
  • New York University (B.A. Art History and Journalism cum laude) (2003)