Community Corner

Orrick is Pleased to Announce That Laura L. Becking has Been Admitted to The Partnership Effective January 1, 2014

Laura leads the Global Equity and Employment team within the firm's Global Corporate Solutions practice. She has extensive expertise in advising both large global corporations and internationally expanding start-ups.

Her practice focuses on global HR-related legal matters with an emphasis on cross-border employment law counseling and equity compensation. Laura advises U.S.-based multinational corporations in the financial, technology, and oil and energy industries on their local HR issues and the implementation of employee equity programs worldwide.

Laura works with clients on the global implementation of stock options, stock, stock purchase and performance-based awards. She assists her clients with the securities, foreign exchange, tax, data privacy and employment law aspects of equity compensation programs in more than 100 countries.

Laura counsels clients of all sizes on employment-related matters outside of the United States throughout the life cycle of the employment relationship, from recruitment to termination. She regularly works with clients on global offer letters and employment contracts, HR policies and handbooks, performance management programs, workplace investigations and disciplinary actions, termination and settlement agreements, expat-related documentation and global HR employment law and data privacy trainings. In addition, Laura is regularly appointed by her clients as special global employment and compensation counsel on their global corporate transactions.

Laura is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam Faculty Of Law and received her LL.M. from New York University School of Law. Laura has worked in the United States, the EU, and Japan. She regularly presents on a wide range of topics relating to global equity compensation, labor and employment issues and data privacy compliance at national and regional conferences in both the United States and the EU. She has taught Legal Environment for Business Managers and Government as well as Business and Society courses at Rutgers University Business School.

You may contact Laura
by phone at +1 (212) 506-5113
or by e-mail at

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