Perspectiva General

Deborah Margolis is qualified to practice in both the UK and Ireland. In the UK, Deborah practices both contentious and non-contentious employment law for businesses, advising clients on a wide of range of matters, from employee relations matters to terminations and large-scale projects, often with an international element.

Deborah has considerable experience in the area of workplace data privacy. She acted as data privacy counsel for one of GQ|Littler’s technology clients in 2017 and 2018, leading their GDPR implementation and compliance project. She advises both UK and Irish clients on data privacy compliance (often with an international angle), complex data privacy issues, subject access requests, and data breaches.

Deborah also focuses her practice on Artificial Intelligence (AI), its use in the workplace and its future regulation in both the EU and UK. She frequently speaks as a thought leader on AI at international conferences, including Littler’s flagship client conference and AI summit.

Deborah has been recognized as a future global employment leader by International Employment Lawyer in the 2023 Tomorrow’s Leaders thought-leadership survey; a showcase of 40 rising stars from across the world who will be at the forefront of addressing future workplace challenges.

Deborah is recognized as a key lawyer in the Legal 500 (2024) guide. Clients say, ‘in particular, Deborah Margolis has proven an outstanding advisor and confidant. She is bright, highly competent and yet pragmatic and business-focused.’ Others say: "Deborah Margolis is fantastic: a sharp, practical thinker who quickly discerns where we are, where we need to be, and how to help us get there. Her recommendations are tailored to our risk tolerance just as an in-house solicitor’s would be. If we could clone her to advise us in every geography, we would."

Deborah joined GQ|Littler in January 2016, having trained at a boutique employment law firm and worked in the employment department of an international firm.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Employment Lawyers Association


Institute of Advanced Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

News, Analysis & Press

EU AI Act Implications for US Employers

Bloomberg Law

July 3, 2024

Artificial intelligence risks dominate Davos discussions

International Employment Lawyer

January 18, 2024

Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q3 2023

Global Guide Quarterly

October 17, 2023

Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q2 2023

Global Guide Quarterly

July 21, 2023

Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q1 2022

Global Guide Quarterly

April 18, 2022

Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q4 2021

Global Guide Quarterly

January 19, 2022

UK Considers Changes to Data Protection Law

SHRM Online

November 15, 2021

Is the UK about to scrap GDPR?


October 1, 2021

Littler Global Guide - European Union - Q2 2021

Global Guide Quarterly

July 19, 2021

Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q4 2019

Global Guide Quarterly

January 22, 2020

Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q4 2018

Global Guide Quarterly

January 16, 2019

Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q3 2018

Global Guide Quarterly

October 11, 2018

Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q2 2018

Global Guide Quarterly

July 20, 2018

Speaking Engagements

AI & U: The Gameshow Where Digital Dilemmas and Practical Advice Intersect

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 9, 2024

How to Scale Your U.S. IE&D Data Collection to a Global Workforce While Considering the Data Privacy, Culture, and Local Laws

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 9, 2024

2023 Philadelphia Regional Employer Conference

Philadelphia, PA

October 27, 2023

2023 Littler AI Summit

Washington, DC

September 21, 2023

Business Transactions in Europe: Moving Employees Around

April 2, 2020

Pay Equity Goes Global: How U.S. employers can tackle EMEA gender pay laws

May 29, 2019

Admisión de la barra

United Kingdom (England and Wales)