Pauline Pierce leads our Labour & Employment team in the Paris office and has specialised in employment law for more than 15 years. Pauline proposes effective solutions in the interest of her clients. As a Franco-American, she fully understands the cultural challenges that international employers may face in France and knows how to assist them effectively.

She represents international companies in both advisory and litigation matters. Pauline has specific expertise in coordinating and managing personnel transfers in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

She regularly advises on global and national restructuring projects. Her practice also includes providing day-to-day assistance to her clients on all aspects of labour law, such as hiring, dismissals, implementing disciplinary procedures, policies, employee savings plans, stock option plans and working time agreements, as well as relocations and site closures.

Pauline has specific experience in handling the management of staff representative bodies (professional elections, information and consultation procedures, and collective agreement negotiations).

She also represents her clients in post-employment plan litigation before the civil administrative courts.

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  • Advising on collective dismissals and site closures.
  • Advising on the establishment of companies in France.
  • Advising on due diligence and M&A-related employment issues.
  • Representing in sensitive litigation (equity claims, overtime claims, collective claims post-reorganisation and site closure plans).
  • Representing in litigation before the labour and administrative courts in cases of alleged wrongful termination.


  • Northwestern University, LL.M., 1999
  • Universite Paris X - Nanterre, Maitrise en Droit, with honors, 1998


  • Paris, 2002


  • English
  • French
  • Recognised in Chambers Europe 2020 for France – Employment
  • Recognised in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2019 for France – Employment
  • Recognised in Chambers Europe 2019 for France – Employment
  • Recommended in Chambers Europe 2015

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