CODY YORKE is a partner at Outten & Golden in New York, and a co-chair of the firm’s Executives and Professionals Practice Group and a member of the Financial Services Practice Group. She represents employees, partners, co-founders and consultants in the negotiation and drafting of employment, severance, independent contractor, international assignment and restrictive covenants agreements. She also counsels individuals and groups of individuals with respect to employment-related issues such as deferred compensation issues, lift-outs, restructurings and corporate transactions. Ms. Yorke has experience working with individuals in a wide variety of industries – including financial services, healthcare, law, technology, media & entertainment, consumer goods & services, and fashion & luxury retail. Ms. Yorke is Co-Chair of the International Employment and Immigration Law Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. She is a regular contributor to the Firm’s blog.
Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Ms. Yorke practiced employment law in Toronto, Canada, including serving as counsel in Galea v. Wal-Mart Canada Inc., a groundbreaking employment law case that set the high-water mark for moral and punitive damages in Canadian employment law. Ms. Yorke received her B.A. from the University of British Columbia, her M.A. from York University, and J. D. from Queen’s University, all in Canada.
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