Stephan Swinkels is a shareholder with Littler Mendelson. With extensive experience in international employment law, Stephan helps lead the development and integration of the firm’s global practice.

He has worked in labor and employment law for nearly 20 years and has advised on restructurings, compensation and benefits matters, global mobility, social media policies and health and safety issues. He has a particular focus on international law, including cross-border issues and multi-country compliance, as well as developing training programs for international clients.

He is a regular speaker at international labor and employment conferences for attorneys, such as the International Bar Association (IBA) and European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), and for corporate counsel, such as the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).

He has published numerous articles and blogs in various legal magazines including Managing Partner, The Lawyer and the IBA Journal, and is co-author and editor of the books: The Independent Contractor vs. Employee, an International Analysis (2014) and Employment Litigation, Procedures, Remedies and Best Practices (2015).

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