Janette’s practice incorporates all aspects of employment law, both contentious and noncontentious. Her principal areas of expertise are in advising on board level recruitment and severance (including in relation to confidentiality/restrictive covenant issues), providing advice, support and assistance in the planning and implementation of complex restructuring and other change management programmes, many on a multijurisdictional basis, and in relation to TUPE and outsourcing. Working alongside her corporate colleagues, Janette has also been involved in managing the employment aspects of a wide range of mergers, takeovers and acquisitions, as well as a significant number of private equity transactions, acting for both investors and management.
Janette Lucas trained with Squire Patton Boggs and was appointed a partner in the Labor & Employment practice group in 2007. Janette has a broad client base which includes media and marketing services, financial services, commodities and logistics, and is not only key in supporting the employment team’s relationships with a number of its biggest clients, but also leads a number of her own client relationships.
Following a secondment to our Paris office, Janette was given responsibility for managing the relationship between our London and Paris offices and has played a key part in successfully expanding a number of key client relationships across both regions. She is also our representative for the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, regularly attending and speaking at its HR Forum.
Janette is closely involved in our Business in the Community initiatives and is community governor for Ben Johnson Primary School in Tower Hamlets.