For Attorneys, Rise In Global RIFs Creates New Ties

Law360, New York (April 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As globalization and the economic downturn collide, companies are cutting work forces across national borders – and drawing lawyers around the world into closer collaboration as they help clients navigate labor and employment laws in countries with far more extensive employee protections than those mandated by the U.S.

Businesses have increasingly come to operate internationally, making investments and selling products wherever they see appealing market conditions, noted William J. Milani, head of Epstein Becker & Green PC's international employment law group.

Since the fall of 2008...
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