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Johnny Wang is a domestic and international labor and employment attorney with the firm. The short summary is that he helps his clients develop and retain their most valuable asset – their employees, around the world. For his clients' assets that are underperforming and creating headaches, he helps transition those employees to other new and exciting opportunities. He works with clients of all sizes, from start-ups to multinational corporations and frequently provides general business counseling because of the interrelated nature of HR and business decisions. His counseling is driven by understanding his clients' businesses and appreciating the fact that sometimes, the right legal choice is not the same as the right business choice.
Johnny's work in promoting positive employee relationships naturally also involves traditional labor work and working with clients on union issues and HR training seminar for clients. His business focused approach combined with his personable nature help clients quickly determine the relevant factors for decision making and execute the best strategy for the given situation. Johnny is well-versed in a variety of employment issues for clients across diverse industries and his experience as a litigator gives him perspective on the real risks and potential issues while counseling.
Johnny started his career as a litigator, regularly handling 60-80 litigation files from the charge phase through appeals. Eventually, his clients began seeking his advice on domestic and international labor and employment issues. In working with both union and non-union clients, Johnny's experience also includes counseling clients through union campaigns, CBA negotiations, unfair labor practice charges, and discipline issues within the context of a CBA. His international labor and employment work includes counseling work in over 15 countries, including the BRIC nations, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Dominican Republic, Argentina, and many others throughout the globe. His international work has also evolved into anti-corruption compliance counseling and he provides training on FCPA/UK Anti-Bribery Act and AML issues. Specific experience includes:
Johnny is a frequent speaker on employment issues and, in particular, on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. He is actively involved in diversity and inclusion programming locally and nationally, and helps employers develop diversity and inclusion initiatives to create a more conscientious and supportive environment for their diverse employees.