Pulina Whitaker joins Jones Day in London as partner in Firm's Labor & Employment Practice

Pulina Whitaker has joined the Firm as a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice. She is based in the London Office.

Ms. Whitaker has 25 years of experience advising clients on matters that encompass employment and data privacy issues. She has particular experience managing key employment matters in sales and acquisitions, commercial outsourcing, and business restructurings. She regularly advises on international employee misconduct investigations and defense strategies in response to a wide range of employment and data privacy allegations and claims—including bullying, harassment, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, breach of data processing, and employment contract claims, and she supports cross-border data breach investigations.

"Pulina is highly accomplished at helping clients navigate complex employment law matters in the UK and across other European jurisdictions," said Elizabeth McRee, Co-Leader of the Labor & Employment Practice. "Her practice spans internationally and includes some of the world's largest companies in the technology, financial services, and life sciences industries. Her background is an excellent complement to our global practice and I am pleased to welcome her to Jones Day."

At Jones Day, Ms. Whitaker joins a top-ranked global Labor & Employment Practice, which includes more than 130 lawyers worldwide. She will work alongside the Firm's senior-level employment lawyers to advise clients facing employment discrimination, harassment, wage-hour, and restrictive covenant cases in federal and state courts.

"Pulina is a highly respected member of the London legal community and is well-known for advising clients in high-stakes employment matters in the UK and throughout Europe," said John Phillips, Partner-in-Charge of the London Office. "In addition to her work with corporate clients, Pulina has been appointed as a compliance monitor for the United Nations, completed a three-year monitor engagement of a UK charity for USAID, and is a trustee of Hostage International. Her legal experience and global perspective will be a valuable asset to our clients in London and worldwide."

Ms. Whitaker earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Bristol and her law degree from the College of Law of England and Wales. She is ranked by Legal 500 as a leading practitioner and is described as being "a key name for issues covering employment and data privacy work."

"Jones Day is consistently named as one of the top law firms in the world when it comes to client service and I believe that is a reflection of the Firm's commitment to a culture of seamless collaboration among lawyers worldwide," said Ms. Whitaker. "The London Office is a key part of this culture, providing excellent legal counsel across multiple areas of practice for clients located around the globe. I am honored to join Jones Day and look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues in London."

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 40 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.