Donald C. Dowling has extensive experience advising U.S.-based companies on outbound international labor and employment laws. Don provides counsel on a wide variety of global employment law matters, including codes of conduct and HR policies that guide operations in multiple jurisdictions, international compensation and benefits issues, whistleblower hotlines, and cross-border internal investigations and HR compliance audits. He regularly advises clients on employment matters that arise with international restructurings, reductions in force, mergers, acquisitions, and outsourcing. Additionally, Don helps clients properly engage independent contractors overseas, manage expatriate programs, and develop employment agreements and employee handbooks.
Earlier in his career, Don served as in-house international employment counsel for a Fortune 500 company in Paris and as an employment law consultant for a global consulting firm. He has delivered hundreds of presentations on international employment law issues in English and Spanish in countries around the world, and regularly publishes articles and teaches courses on a variety of global employment law topics.
Professional & Community Affiliations
Member, Advisory Board New York University School of Law’s Center for Labor & Employment Law
Former Chair Cross-Border HR Group XBHR
Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business Chambers USA 2017
Named, Legal 500 US Labor & Employment, Workplace and Employment Counseling
Named, Super Lawyer New York Super Lawyers
Named, Attorneys Who Matter 2010 Ethisphere Institute
Named, Leading International Labor/Employment Lawyer PLC Which Lawyer?
Order of the Coif
J.D., Levin College of Law at University of Florida, 1985