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Leslie Palma focuses her practice on labor and benefits matters, applying more than 20 years of experience to advise clients on employment matters in the corporate sector. Leslie represents businesses on matters related to individual and collective procedures. She also advises domestic and foreign companies on labor and employment due diligence.

Leslie has represented clients in negotiations before the Employee's Defense Office and in litigation before the federal and local labor boards in Mexico, as well as on amparo appeals. She is deeply knowledgeable in the areas of executive compensation, employee benefits, noncompete agreements, labor management relations, and workforce reductions, and she regularly assists companies as they manage other employee changes. Leslie’s practice also includes the implementation of labor structures and the conducting of compliance investigations.

Leslie’s previous experience includes serving as in-house counsel for an international retailer.

Concentrations

  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • Employee policies
  • Employment contracts
  • Internal labor regulation
  • Labor restructuring

取扱分野

実績紹介

  • Advised a French company based in Mexico in all matters related to administrative restructuring, executive compensation, and internal regulations.°
  • Representation of a multinational food and beverages company on various legal matters, including labor and management issues such as executive benefits, severance pay, employee benefits and compensation, employee relations, noncompete agreements, layoffs, and changes of control.°
  • Advised Stericycle Inc. on restructuring its executive organization chart, employee compensation, labor lawsuits filed by managers, conducting labor audits and changes in procedures.°
  • Represented Tiendas Soriana S.A. de C.V., owner and operator of grocery and department stores across Mexico, on individual and collective corporate procedures, as well as labor and employment matters.°
  • Represented Gamesa S de R.L. de C.V. on labor and employment issues, including individual and collective corporate procedures.°
  • Advised Comercializadora Soria S.A. de C.V., formerly known as Comercial Mexicana, on numerous legal matters, including workforce reductions, executive benefits, severance pay, employee benefits and compensation, employee relations, noncompete agreements, layoffs, and changes of control.°
  • Represented an international financial services company on managing labor litigation before the federal and local labor boards in Mexico.°
  • Represented a Mexican real estate trust before the federal labor board in Mexico, regarding labor management relations and amparo procedures.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Palma prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

受賞歴・所属団体

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in Mexico, 2020-2022
    • Administrative Law
    • Labor and Employment Law
  • Recommended Lawyer, Mexico Labor and Employment, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2022
  • Listed, Mexican Leaders magazine, "Outstanding Women," 2022
  • Listed, Líderes Mexicanos, “Los 300: Líderes Más Influyentes de México,” 2019-2021
  • Selected, Lawyer Monthly, “Mexico Lawyer of the Year: Employment, Labor and Benefits,” 2018
  • Nominee, Chambers Women in Law Awards: Latin America, “Mexico Lawyer of the Year,” 2018
  • Listed, Chambers Latin America – Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Labour & Employment, 2010-2015
  • Member, Mexican Bar Association, 2007-2021

学歴・資格・言語

学歴
  • Law Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
  • Diploma, New Labor Reform, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
弁護士資格
  • Mexico
言語
  • 英語
  • Spanish