November 18, 2022: Trilegal, one of India’s leading law firms, announced that its partnership had voted to invite employment lawyer Veena Gopalakrishnan to join the firm as a Partner in the Labour and Employment practice at Bengaluru. With her joining, the partnership strength of Trilegal will go to eighty-seven (87).
Nishant Parikh, Partner and Member of the Management Committee at Trilegal, said, “We are very happy that Veena will be joining us soon. She is an extremely accomplished professional and very passionate about her practice. Trilegal is known to have the top employment practice in the country and Veena adds more depth to our service offering to clients who have a growing need for sophisticated employment law advice.”
Rahul Matthan, Partner at Trilegal, said, “It is wonderful to welcome Veena into the partnership. She is a great addition to our market-leading labour and employment practice and perfectly complements the skills and expertise of the other three partners in the practice. Perhaps more significantly, she is a Trilegal alum and it is especially gratifying to be able to welcome her back home.”
About Veena Gopalakrishnan
Veena Gopalakrishnan has 14 years of experience in employment law advisory, specialising in complex issues relating to workforce structuring, employee mobility, employee benefits (including stock-linked benefits), contentious senior managerial exits, reductions in force, and closures.
She has extensive experience in advising on laws pertaining to workplace sexual harassment and discrimination and regularly advises and guides clients on reacting and responding to discrimination and workplace harassment issues. Veena has actively worked with organisations and industry bodies to conduct workshops and awareness programs on creating respectful workplaces, policy building, workplace sexual harassment, LGBTIQ inclusion, and diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Employment and Immigration Law Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.
Owing to her extensive knowledge of employment law issues and track record of excellence, she has been recognised as an ‘Up and Coming’ Employment lawyer by Chambers and Partners (2021-2022) and as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for Labour and Employment by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2021-2022).
Trilegal is one of India’s leading law firms, with expertise across the full spectrum of corporate legal services. Trilegal has offices in four key cities of India.
Trilegal has been recognised as the ‘Firm of the year’ for Client Service Excellence by Asia Law Awards 2021; “M&A Law firm of the Year”by VCCircle Awards 2020; ‘Law Firm of the Decade’ at the RSG Grow India Summit and Awards 2019; one of the most innovative law firms in Asia in the inaugural edition of ALB Trailblazers 2020 and ‘highly commended’ in the FT RSG Innovative Lawyers Awards 2020. Trilegal has also been recognised as one of the ‘Best Overall Law Firms in India’ as part of the India Business Law Journal Annual Indian Legal Awards 2021.
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