Renata Neeser provides comprehensive labor and employment solutions to multinational clients, with a depth of experience in both New York and Brazilian labor and employment law. She regularly advises foreign companies as they navigate U.S. employment laws, with a particular focus on executives. Renata also advises foreign and domestic companies on the employment aspects of M&A and other business restructurings, as they relate to the hire, transfer and termination of executives. In addition to counseling, Renata focuses her practice on the drafting and revision of sophisticated contracts, such as sales and purchase agreements, retention and severance plans and agreements, and employment contracts covering the full life cycle of employment, from NDAs and noncompetes to arbitration agreements, separation agreements and general releases, among others.

Renata also counsels American clients on a wide variety of international employment law matters, including the local applicability and implementation requirements of global policies, such as codes of conduct, ethics, discrimination and diversity policies, as well as outsourcing, expatriation and employee classification issues. Additionally, Renata is a go-to resource for clients across the country and around the world on Brazil-specific labor and employment matters. With years of practice in Brazil and New York, Renata is uniquely positioned to provide HQs with sensible advice on their Brazil operations.

Examples of noteworthy projects:


  • Counseling on foreign company acquisition of a U.S. start-up in the tech industry and negotiations for the retention of the founders as key executives
  • Counseling on a cross border sales of the majority of the shares of a Brazilian subsidiary in the retail business; drafting of retention plan and agreements, in dual language, for the key executives
  • Represented clients in the sale of their equity interest in a N.Y. startup
  • Advice, drafting and negotiation of the sale of equity interest and termination of employment in relation to a multiple-party venture in New York

Business Restructuring

  • Advice and drafting of voluntary and involuntary resignation program and related documentation for a multistate U.S. RIF
  • Negotiation of the separation of a key U.S. sales representative of an Italian company
  • Advice and counseling on the separation of U.S. employees of a Japanese company
  • Advice and counseling on the substitution of the Brazil country manager (labor and corporate) of a Japanese company
  • Advice on labor negotiations with a warehouse union in Brazil

Multicountry Projects

  • Survey on implementation requirements for commission plans in 12 jurisdictions for a tech company
  • Survey on maximum overtime on 19 countries for a tech company
  • Review of employment agreement templates in six Latin American countries for a bank
  • Alignment of global policies after an M&A for an oil and gas company

Shareholder in Littler Mendelson, P.C. Dual-licensed in Brazil and the U.S. (New York State).

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member and Former Vice Chair

International Employment Committee, International Section

American Bar Association

Member and Board Member

Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.


Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida


Brazil-Florida Business Council, Inc.


Knight, Order of the Rio Branco


Ministry of External Relations

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©


Named, Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers



Named, Latin America’s Top 50 Female Lawyers




  • Law Degree, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil, 1987
  • Labor Relations – Collective Bargaining Studies Certificate, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 2015


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Bar Admission

New York