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Duane Morris Welcomes Employment Partner Nic Hart and Associate Alice Head in London

July 1, 2019

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Nic Hart

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Alice Head

LONDON, July 1, 2019—Duane Morris LLP announced today that Nic Hart and Alice Head have joined as partner and associate, respectively, in the firm’s Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group in the London office. Both attorneys join Duane Morris from Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where Hart led the firm’s London Employment practice.

“Nic and Alice are a great addition to our London office and Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group,” said Matthew A. Taylor, CEO and Chairman of Duane Morris. “We are committed to staying abreast of our clients’ needs and the changing business landscape, allowing us to add talented lawyers like Nic and Alice to best serve their business interests.”

“We’re excited to bring Nic and Alice onboard,” said Eve I. Klein, partner and chair of Duane Morris’ Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group. “Nic’s notable skills in handling organized labor and trade disputes, coupled with his knowledge of data privacy and the GDPR, will be an immense benefit to our clients with business interests in Europe and across the globe.”

“Nic and Alice are great assets for our Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group here in London and throughout our offices,” said London office co-managing partner Alexander M. Geisler. “We’re pleased to welcome them to the office and the firm,” added London office co-managing partner Susan A. Laws.

Nic Hart provides business-focused employment advice and litigation for a range of clients, including high profile venture capital funds. He has experience managing organized labor and trade disputes arising under trade union recognition and acts for significant manufacturers, upscale professional contracting firms and clients in the logistics sector. Hart also advises companies on data protection responsibilities and the employment issues arising from those responsibilities. In particular, he counsels clients on the implementation of GDPR-compliant policies, responding to data subject access requests and other litigious employee data protection compliance issues. Over his career, Hart has advised on all aspects of UK employment law, including executive dismissal, high value settlement agreements, complex team moves, as well as injunctions, competition issues, trade union and organized labor disputes and tribunal litigation.

Alice Head advises clients on day-to-day HR issues including grievances, performance management, data protection, dismissals, enforcement of post-termination restrictions and large-scale redundancy and restructuring exercises. Her practice also includes managing and providing advice on global employee projects. Head has experience dealing with trade union matters and complex employment litigation in the employment tribunals, appellate and high courts. She also provides customized training to clients on various employment law topics. Head works with clients from large multinationals and listed companies, to startups and SMEs across a range of sectors, including financial services, civil engineering, oil and gas, food manufacturing, retail and global logistics. She also advises senior executives on high value employment and partnership disputes.

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