Yana Komsitsky

Yana Komsitsky

Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Senior Counsel

Los Angeles, California

Balancing global needs with jurisdiction-specific legal and cultural requirements is essential for the success of companies growing or nurturing an international presence. Clients look to Yana for practical, commercially minded strategies for tackling the nuances of local laws and cultural expectations on a global scale. Yana develops holistic solutions for managing human capital, data privacy, and compliance issues. She has extensive experience helping clients recruit and onboard global talent, and administer mobility, including secondments and assignments. Yana assists with designing and implementing variable compensation and benefits programs; wellness/culture and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; and privacy and compliance programs. She also helps clients navigate performance and discipline, carry out economic dismissals—including mass reductions in force and worksite shutdowns, and negotiate and settle individual terminations and restrictive covenant issues. In the event of a merger or acquisition, Yana advises companies on workforce and privacy aspects of transactions and post-acquisition integrations. Yana supports multinationals in managing the entire life cycle of the company-worker relationship. She has helped young emerging growth companies put their first boots on the ground in most locations, partnered with household names on global workforce initiatives, and guided clients through global reductions in force and total shutdowns and country exits. Yana has more than a decade of international practice behind her with international firms in London, Dubai, Palo Alto, and Los Angeles. She draws from her unique personal and professional experience to design tailored solutions for clients. Yana advises companies of all sizes and stages, from early stage startup to some of the biggest public companies in the world. Her broad practice makes her adept at tailoring her guidance to every phase of growth, making it user friendly and easy to operationalize. Yana enjoys the variety inherent in a practice that spans the globe. She loves providing solutions that help clients overcome roadblocks on the way to achieving their organizational goals. READ MORE Yana develops holistic solutions for managing human capital, data privacy, and compliance issues. She has extensive experience helping clients recruit and onboard global talent, and administer mobility, including secondments and assignments. Yana assists with designing and implementing variable compensation and benefits programs; wellness/culture and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; and privacy and compliance programs. She also helps clients navigate performance and discipline, carry out economic dismissals—including mass reductions in force and worksite shutdowns, and negotiate and settle individual terminations and restrictive covenant issues. In the event of a merger or acquisition, Yana advises companies on workforce and privacy aspects of transactions and post-acquisition integrations. Yana supports multinationals in managing the entire life cycle of the company-worker relationship. She has helped young emerging growth companies put their first boots on the ground in most locations, partnered with household names on global workforce initiatives, and guided clients through global reductions in force and total shutdowns and country exits. Yana has more than a decade of international practice behind her with international firms in London, Dubai, Palo Alto, and Los Angeles. She draws from her unique personal and professional experience to design tailored solutions for clients. Yana advises companies of all sizes and stages, from early stage startup to some of the biggest public companies in the world. Her broad practice makes her adept at tailoring her guidance to every phase of growth, making it user friendly and easy to operationalize. Yana enjoys the variety inherent in a practice that spans the globe. She loves providing solutions that help clients overcome roadblocks on the way to achieving their organizational goals.

Experience

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Senior Counsel
∼ Present
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Baker McKenzie
Associate
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