Bonnie Puckett

Professional Biography

Bonnie Puckett’s practice focuses on Diversity & Inclusion and respectful-workplace initiatives from a global perspective.  Utilizing her background and credentials in linguistics, diversity & inclusion management, and workplace investigations, Bonnie designs and executes upon multinational clients’ strategies for improving diversity and inclusion, training employees, and investigating policy violations, identifying and remedying latent office-culture problems between headquarters and subsidiaries abroad, or within particular subsidiaries

Bonnie Puckett reconciling complex issues of multiple and conflicting laws and managing risk.  Her regional focus spans Asia and beyond, with specialized expertise in countries 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.

An experienced workplace investigator and litigator, Bonnie helps companies respond to concerns such as sexual harassment, bullying, and financial misconduct, with an emphasis on the 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 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.

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 US and abroad.

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The National Law Review recognizes Bonnie Puckett, leader of the Ogletree Deakins’ Asia-Pacific workforce practice, as a Go-To Thought Leader for her business-practical cross-border guidance for the globally mobile workforce.  Ms. Puckett’s thought leadership analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on employee privacy and compliance requirements in various countries, and the complex issues of employees returning to the workplace after remote work. Ms. Puckett’s experience as a workplace investigator and employment litigator and skill of reconciling the complex issues of multiple and conflicting laws offers NLR readers savvy cross-border guidance during uncertain times.        


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