Naomi Feinstein

Naomi Feinstein


Naomi Feinstein has more than 30 years of experience dealing with all aspects of employment law, both contentious and noncontentious, including transactional work. She has particular experience advising on employment issues arising from mergers and acquisitions (including coordinating employment advice on cross-border sales and acquisitions) and on the employment aspects of business restructurings and reorganisations. Naomi provides day-to-day employment advice to clients across a wide-range of sectors, including banking and financial services, insurance, technology, commerce, manufacturing and retail.

According to the Chambers UK Guide 2017, Naomi is described by clients as "practical and responsive."


  • Employment issues in corporate transactions
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Management of employees "from cradle to grave"
  • Employment disputes



  • Advised Prudential on the outsourcing of various back-office functions (involving 3,000 employees) to Capita.
  • Advised a US pharmaceutical manufacturer on the employment aspects of a multibillion-dollar, multijurisdictional acquisition involving coordination of Pan-European due diligence and guidance on consultation.
  • Acted for Rentokil in its sale of Initial Facilities to Interserve for £250 million, advising on the employment aspects in respect of a workforce of 3,000 across England, Ireland and Spain.
  • Advised a US aircraft parts manufacturer on the UK employment aspects of its acquisition of a US business with a UK subsidiary, providing guidance on consultation requirements, implementation of new employment terms and benefit plans, and consequent restructuring.
  • Counseled an oil and gas company on the post-acquisition restructuring of a business, including the concurrent implementation of an outsourcing and redundancy programme and on the approach to cultural integration of the business into the client's existing organisation.
  • Advised a mining company on the removal of its CEO for suspected fraud and misuse of company funds in the region of £4 million and subsequent pursuit of litigation to recover the funds, including obtaining a worldwide freezing order against his assets.
  • Advised an LLP member on its rights to pursue claims against another member for breach of fiduciary duty and diversion of funds.
  • Advised a major pharmaceutical company on seeking protection in light of the departure of a key adviser from its investment bank to join a rival investment bank, where the second bank acted for a rival company that had recently engaged in a high-profile, attempted hostile takeover of our client.
  • Acted for a client investment bank in defending proceedings brought by an ex-employee in the Employment Tribunal for disability and sex discrimination, whistle-blowing and related claims (including harassment and victimisation).
  • Advised the UK arm of a German bank on its employees' entitlement to bonuses.
  • Advised a reinsurer on a complex whistle-blowing claim.
  • Advised a leisure organisation in defending sex- and age-discrimination claims.
  • Advised a UK insurance broker in defending injunction proceedings in the High Court.

  • Assisted a US software provider in a review of its employment documentation, including contracts, handbooks, restrictive covenant agreements and acceptable use policy in several worldwide jurisdictions, including Australia, Canada, UK and Brazil. Also provided assistance with harmonising the documentation in light of local laws and maintaining consistency with the position adopted in the US.
  • Advised a major US manufacturer on handling a harassment and bullying claim in its UK plant.
  • Advised a logistics company defending claims for enhanced redundancy payments based on custom and practice.

*Certain of the above representations were handled by Ms. Feinstein prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Partner, Lovells LLP, 1997-2009

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers UK Guide, Employment, 2012-2017
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, Employment, 2009-2017
  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2016, "Labour & Employment," 2016
  • Listed, Chambers Global, Employment, 2013-2014
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, London Super Lawyers, 2013-2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 & 2013
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United Kingdom, 2016-2017
  • Member, Employment Lawyers Association
  • Trustee, Red Balloon - Cambridge (1996-Present)
    • Trustee of charity offering an 'intensive care' programme of full-time education in a safe learning environment for children unable to go to school because they have been severely bullied.


  • LL.B., Bristol University, 1984
  • England and Wales