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In brief

Welcome to Baker McKenzie’s new Labor and Employment video chat series for US employers. Our lawyers will provide quick, practical tips on today’s most pressing issues for US employers navigating the new normal.  The videos complement our blog, The Employer Report, which provides written legal updates and practical insights about the latest labor and employment issues affecting US multinationals, at both the domestic and global level.

Please click below to watch the video chats and be sure to let us know if there are additional topics you’d like us to address.

Speaker: Susan Eandi

Speakers: Melissa AllchinRobin Samuel, and Harry Valetk

Speakers:  Susan EandiEmily HarbisonKrissy Katzenstein

Speakers: William DuganRobin SamuelGoli Rahimi

Speakers: Michael BrewerTeresa Michaud

Speakers: Paul EvansBlair Robinson and Autumn Sharp.

Speakers: Elizabeth EbersoleCaroline Pham and Robin Samuel.

Speakers: Susan EandiEmily Harbison and Robin Samuel.

Speakers: Anna Brown, Susan Eandi and Emily Harbison.

Speakers: Caroline BurnettLara GrinesBlair Robinson, Autumn Sharp, Jeff Sturgeon.

Speakers: Caroline BurnettLara GrinesBlair Robinson, Autumn Sharp, Jeff Sturgeon.

If you’re looking for guidance related to the pandemic, please check out the below Reopening Playbook video chat series. It covers practical topics like masks in the workplace, expense reimbursement requirements, employee testing and screening and much more.

Reopening Playbook Video Chat Series

Speakers: Elizabeth EbersolePaul EvansRobin Samuel.

Speakers: Susan EandiPaul EvansEmily Harbison

Speakers: Emily HarbisonMichael BrewerRobin Samuel

Speakers: Susan EandiEmily HarbisonRobin Samuel

Speakers: Emily HarbisonPaul Evans , William Dugan

Speakers: Michael BrewerBillie Wenter

Speakers: Michael BrewerSusan EandiEmily Harbison

Speakers: Bradford NewmanJoseph DengBillie WenterRobin Samuel

Speakers: Susan EandiChristopher GuldbergBetsy MorganGrant Uhler

Speakers: Paul EvansRobin SamuelBillie Wenter

Speakers: Michael BrewerEmily HarbisonMichael Leggieri

Speakers: Michael BrewerPaul EvansJeffrey SturgeonBillie Wenter

Speakers: Anne BatterEmily HarbisonBenjamin Ho

Speakers: Michael BrewerJoe DengSusan Eandi

Speakers: Michael LeggieriTeresa MichaudBillie Wenter

Speakers: Paul EvansEmily HarbisonJeffrey Sturgeon

Speakers: William DuganEmily HarbisonBrian Hengesbaugh

Speakers: Susan EandiBenjamin HoChristopher GuldbergArthur Rooney

Speakers: Melissa AllchinWilliam DuganBetsy Morgan

Speakers: Joseph DengRobin Samuel

Speakers: Michael BrewerMark GoodmanTeresa Michaud

Speakers: Susan EandiPaul EvansEmily Harbison

Speakers: Christopher GuldbergBenjamin Ho

Speakers: Michael BrewerTeresa Michaud

Contact Information

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.


William (Bill) Dugan is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Employment and Compensation Practice Group, residing in Chicago and New York, chair of the US Disputes Employment Group, co-chair of the North American Employment Disputes Group, and a member of the Steering Committee for the North American Employment and Compensation Practice. Bill has been recognized as a leader in labor and employment law by Chambers, he has been repeatedly recognized for his superior litigation defense in Super Lawyers, and Legal 500 has stated that Bill is a “master in the art of defending corporations in litigation.” Bill represents management in complex litigation in federal and state courts and other tribunals throughout the United States, including trade secret and restrictive covenant matters, class and collective actions, and labor arbitrations. Bill also counsels employers on a wide range of Labor and Employment issues.


Melissa Allchin is an Attorney in Baker McKenzie's Employment and Compensation Practice with more than eleven years of experience in corporate immigration law. She routinely advises multinational and domestic clients on the strategy, requirements, and procedures to secure visas and work and residence permits and satisfy employment eligibility and other immigration-related regulatory requirements for a global workforce. Melissa frequently speaks on global and US immigration and immigration compliance issues at Firm and client events geared towards global mobility, human resources, and legal professionals. She has been a Member of the Firm's Pro Bono and Diversity Committees.


Robin Samuel is a partner in the Employment Practice Group of Baker McKenzie's Los Angeles office. Robin helps clients manage and resolve local and cross-border employment issues, whether through counseling or litigation. He advises clients on virtually all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring and firing, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, contract disputes, restrictive covenants, employee raiding, and trade secret matters. Clients trust Robin to handle their most sensitive and complex employment issues.