Pulina Whitaker

Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Pulina Whitaker

Pulina Whitaker

Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Pulina Whitaker’s practice encompasses data privacy and cybersecurity as well as employment matters. Co-head of the firm’s global privacy and cybersecurity practice, she manages employment and data privacy issues on an advisory basis and in sales and acquisitions, commercial outsourcings, and restructurings. Pulina manages international employee misconduct investigations as well as cross-border data breach investigations. She has been appointed as a compliance monitor for the United Nations and for USAID. She is also a trustee of Hostage International.

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Pulina is often appointed to conduct independent misconduct investigations, including most recently for UNICEF UK in response to bullying allegations. She acts for employers in defending against employment and data privacy allegations and claims, including for bullying/harassment, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, breach of data processing, and employment contract claims. She has experience working with international and European clients to help them comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, including advising on audits of data processing activities and data security incidents.

Pulina advises on cross-border commercial outsourcing and corporate reorganizations, negotiating warranty and indemnity provisions and disclosures in transactional documentation, and conducting global redundancy and furlough projects. She is skilled at navigating individual and collective consultation requirements in multiple jurisdictions, including dealing with trade unions and works councils. She also advises on the automatic transfer of employment requirements and related information and consultation obligations in the United Kingdom and across other European jurisdictions.

Pulina’s practice spans internationally, and she speaks French and Italian.

She has been described by clients in The Legal 500 as “extremely knowledgeable with a practical approach” and is noted as being “a key name for issues covering employment and data privacy work.”

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Education
L.P.C.
Class of 1997

The University of Law (formerly The College of Law) is a private teaching university in England which specialises in providing legal education. The University has its own degree awarding powers under English law. It offers courses including the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Bar Professional Training Course, the Legal Practice Course, the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and the Master of Laws (LL.M).

LL.B. with Honours
Class of 1996
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The Law Society is the professional association that represents and governs the solicitors' profession in England and Wales. It provides services and support to practising and training solicitors as well as serving as a sounding board for law reform. Members of the Society are often consulted when important issues are being debated in Parliament or by the executive. The Society was formed in 1825.

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Current

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP provides transactional, litigation, labor and employment, regulatory, and intellectual property legal services to various industries. Their industry-focused practices include: antitrust, energy, life sciences, and securities. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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King & Spalding LLP is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in many offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm's success in meeting its clients' needs for legal services. The company's lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. The company was established in 1885 and it is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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Insight Venture Partners LLC, Bullhorn, Inc. purchase Jobscience, Inc. from Tribune Media Co.

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Insight Venture Partners LLC, Bullhorn, Inc. purchase Talent Rover LLC

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BASF SE purchases CHEMETALL GmbH from Albemarle Corp.

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Pulina Whitaker is affiliated with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, King & Spalding LLP

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