Terese M. Connolly is a partner in the Labor and Employment practice group in Culhane Meadows’ Chicago office. Terri has over a decade of experience focused exclusively in the area of domestic and international labor and employment. She regularly assists clients and manages international counsel in providing advice and counseling on domestic and cross border transaction issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, outsourcing, and privacy transactions, as well as post-acquisition integration, global audits, and global codes of conduct.
Ms. Connolly also provides day to day advice and counsel to multinational corporations navigating the wide range of employment related issues that arise when managing a global workforce. This includes conducting enterprise risk assessments, compliance audits, internal investigations, as well as training for management and employees on employment law, leave laws, anti-discrimination and harassment, diversity, and domestic and international labor and employment law compliance.
Ms. Connolly has been published in various ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law subcommittee journals and reports, Bloomberg BNA, Thomson Reuters, Lexology, Wolters Kluwer, the American Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago Newsletter, and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, among others. She has also presented on domestic and international employment topics at leading industry events, including the ABA Section’s Labor and Employment Law subcommittee mid-winter meetings, the Chicago Bar Association, State Bar of California, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) conferences.
Ms. Connolly’s recent experience includes: advising on domestic and international employment issues related to a global healthcare leader’s outsourcing of infrastructure services involving 20 countries; divestiture of data protection business for a client involving 475 employees and 29 international jurisdictions; advising a global manufacturing company in connection with $1.2 billion acquisition of a food and beverage industry packaging company; identifying and quantifying risks to provide best practice advice on employment issues triggered by the divestment of two newly acquired companies with net sales of approximately $100 million; and counseling a Fortune 50 banking and financial services corporation on a 50-country global employment audit involving multiple business lines.