Carole A. Spink

Partner, Chicago at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Carole A. Spink

Carole A. Spink

Partner, Chicago at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Carole A. Spink is an employment advisor on global and domestic employment law matters. She is one of the leaders of McDermott’s COVID-19 Employment Task Force and advises employers on pandemic response and related measures.



Carole provides trusted counsel to US and multinational companies on all aspects of the employment relationship. She regularly advises on employment structures, onboarding requirements, employment agreements, non-competes, international assignments, handbooks and policies, employee leaves, workplace accommodations, furloughs and individual and collective dismissals. She assists employers with these matters in the US and when they are expanding abroad. She partners with clients in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, life sciences, technology, energy, manufacturing and communications.

Carole has extensive experience handling employment issues in domestic and global mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs, spin-offs, corporate reorganizations, post-acquisition integrations and outsourcings. She provides strategic advice to clients on HR-related deal issues, coordinates due diligence teams, negotiates transaction agreements and supports implementation and post-acquisition integration. She also advises on cross-border employment compliance.

Carole speaks regularly on employment matters and has published numerous articles on HR issues, domestic and global, including those raised in the transactional context.

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Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

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Chairman at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Co-Managing Partner, New York at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Co-Chair, Trust & Estate Controversy Practice Group at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Carole A. Spink
Partner, Chicago at McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Education
MS
Class of 2003

LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford. A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,500 full time students from 140 countries It has a staff of just over 3,000, with about 46 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus An influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups.

JD, High Honors
Class of 1997

Chicago-Kent College of Law, is a law school affiliated with Illinois Institute of Technology. It is the second oldest law school in the state of Illinois, and one of two law schools in the United States with a three-year legal writing program, the other being the University of Minnesota Law School.

BA
Class of 1992

The University of Central Florida, commonly referred to as UCF, is a metropolitan public research university located in Orlando, Florida, United States. UCF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, and it is the second-largest university in the United States by enrollment. The university was founded by the Florida Legislature in 1963, and opened in 1968 as Florida Technological University, with the mission of providing personnel to support the growing U.S. space program at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida's Space Coast. As the academic scope expanded beyond its original focus on engineering and technology, "Florida Tech" was renamed The University of Central Florida in 1978. Initial enrollment was only 1,948 students, as of 2014 enrollment consists of 59,770 students from over 140 countries, all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. The majority of the student population is located on the university's 1,415-acre (5.73 km2) main campus approximately 13 miles (21 km) east-northeast of downtown Orlando and 55 miles (89 km) south-southwest of Daytona Beach. The university offers over 200 degree options through twelve colleges and twelve satellite campuses throughout Central Florida. Since its founding, UCF has awarded almost 250,000 degrees, including 45,000 graduate, specialist and professional degrees, to over 230,000 alumni worldwide.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership of 22,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois.

Career History
Partner, Chicago
2019 - Current

McDermott Will & Emery LLP provides legal services. The company's practices include corporate, employee benefits, health law, intellectual property, private clients, regulation and government affairs, tax and trial. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in London, GB.

Faculty Member
2004 - 2006

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is a private law school in New Orleans, Louisiana affiliated with Loyola University New Orleans. Loyola's law school opened in 1914 and is now located on the Broadway Campus of the University in the historic Audubon Park District of the city. The College of Law is one of only fourteen Jesuit law schools in the United States. It is also one of only a few law schools in the nation to offer curricula in both Civil Law and Common Law. The school releases several academic journals, most notable of which is the Loyola Law Review.

Partner
Prior

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a US based law firm that provides legal services. It serves diverse clients from dozens of offices across the Americas and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1949 and it is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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H. Lundbeck A/S, Lundbeck LLC purchase Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Tennant Co. purchases IP Cleaning S.p.A from Ambienta SGR SpA

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Basalt Infrastructure Partners LLP purchases Upper Peninsula Power Co. from Integrys Energy Group, Inc.

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