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Caitlin Lane is a member of FordHarrison's Global Legal Services practice who concentrates on the representation of management in complex labor and employment law matters both in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Caitlin utilizes her experience gained in the U.S. and abroad to advise an expansive range of multi-national business clients. Caitlin counsels global employers across North America, EMEA, APAC and Latin America on matters including performance and discipline, hiring and termination, restructuring, plant closures and mass redundancies, global policies and employment contracts, data privacy, wage and hour laws, contingent workers, restrictive covenants, discrimination and harassment.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Caitlin was an Employment Claims Team Leader with a major workplace relations firm in Sydney, Australia. In this role, she managed an employment claims advisory team and was a lead advisor on complex cases. She provided management-side counseling and representation on various aspects of employment law including employee disciplinary matters, adverse action, termination, discrimination, harassment and wage and hour obligations.

Before gaining international experience in Australia, Caitlin worked as an associate in the litigation group of a general practice law firm in New Jersey and was a law clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

While in law school, Caitlin participated in an international business law program in Suzhou, China and an international constitutional law program in Johannesburg, South Africa. Caitlin was also involved in the law school’s International Moot Court Appellate Advocacy program.

Representative Experience
  • Advised and represented security industry client in connection with redundancies involving outsourcing to independent contractors. Obtained favorable judgment dismissing claims of non-genuine redundancy and misclassification of employment.

  • Represented manufacturing industry client in connection with large-scale audit regarding alleged worker misclassification, overtime payment violations and failure to provide meal and rest breaks.

  • Counselled communications industry client regarding claim for retaliation and wrongful termination and negotiated favorable pre-trial settlement.

  • Represented retail industry client in connection with discrimination and sexual harassment allegations and obtained favorable judgment dismissing claims based on a finding of ‘no probable cause.’