Dr. Paul Melot de Beauregard provides legal advice on all labor and employment law matters, including litigation. He is head of McDermott’s Employment Practice in Munich.
Paul advises clients on the entire spectrum of national and international labor and employment law, focusing on restructuring, transactions and negotiations with trade unions and works councils. He also advises on benefits and service agreements with board members, managing directors and senior executives, as well as on operational pensions and outsourcing.
Paul counsels companies on the liability of board members and managing directors, including directors and officers liability insurance (D&O), as well as on compliance with the legal framework at all company and group levels.
In addition, Paul advises on data privacy law. He has significant experience with all issues of data privacy at the workplace, including the negotiation and implementation of approval processes, data privacy policies and the relevant inter-company agreements. He also advises on data privacy violations and liabilities.
Paul leads and coordinates the Firm’s pro bono work in the Munich office. He is a board member of pro bono Deutschland e.V., an organization primarily supported by law firms advocating for the establishment and promotion of pro bono work in Germany. He also teaches at the faculty of law at FernUniversität Hagen.
Katie Clark has significant experience advising on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Katie’s client base spans multiple business sectors and includes global corporations, financial institutions, FTSE 100 companies, manufacturing companies, service providers and start-ups.
Katie is noted for her commercial approach to assisting clients to deal with employment issues ranging from day-to-day employee relations, to negotiating public limited company (PLC) board director contracts and significant business restructuring. Katie has particular experience litigating complex employment disputes, including relating to team moves, restrictive covenants, discrimination and whistleblowing. As an advocate, she represents clients before the English Employment Tribunal. Katie also advises on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, including outsourcing deals and private finance initiative (PFI) projects, and has a thorough knowledge of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE).
Katie regularly develops and delivers in-house and client training seminars.
Michael G. Morgan represents clients in class actions, litigation and other matters involving cybersecurity, privacy, and protection of consumer and business data. He is co-leader of the Firm’s Privacy and Data Protection practice.
With more than 20 years’ experience in data security and privacy matters, Michael advises clients on cyber incident preparation, prevention and response; compliance with US and EU laws and regulations; completion of enterprise-wide cybersecurity assessments; and data security policies and best practices. He has particular experience in advising clients on large-scale data breaches, including those involving more than 50 million consumer records, both in the US and in dozens of countries around the world.
Michael is a seasoned trial lawyer who has first-chaired numerous jury and bench trials and has resolved scores of cases through mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has deep experience in the defense of consumer class actions and government investigations by the FTC, CFPB, FCC, and state attorneys general relating to data security and privacy. Before joining his prior firm, Michael was vice president and general counsel of Epic Cycle, a web app development company.
Michael is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).