Bonnie Puckett leads Ogletree’s Asia-Pacific practice and the firm’s COVID-19 Global response team for international inquiries. She offers global companies business-practical cross-border guidance on all aspects of managing a global and internationally-mobile workforce, reconciling complex issues of multiple and conflicting laws and managing risk. Her regional focus spans Asia and beyond, with specialized expertise in jurisdictions such as China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Australia, Israel, and the UAE, as well as experience with matters in Europe and the Americas. Bonnie’s practice covers data privacy, employee mobility and expatriate strategy, restrictive covenants, international expansion, and alternative staffing structures. Recently, Bonnie has assisted global companies in managing pandemic response protocols.
An experienced workplace investigator and trainer, Bonnie helps companies with diversity and inclusion initiatives, and to respond to concerns such as sexual harassment, bullying, financial misconduct, and other whistleblower- and compliance-related reports. She specializes in multijurisdictional implications involved in navigating communication barriers, complex multicultural power dynamics, and cross-border matrix reporting structures. Bonnie also conducts customized executive, management, and general employee trainings on compliance, global codes of conduct, and facilitating a respectful workplace globally. She advises on related global and local policy strategy, and develops and administers individualized one-on-one trainings to address specific situations. Bonnie holds a Cornell University Diversity & Inclusion certificate and a certificate from the Association for Workplace Investigators.
In addition to guiding employers through day-to-day employment issues from a multinational perspective, Bonnie handles all forms of complex international employment disputes including litigation in the U.S. and abroad.