Overview

Licensed to practice law in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, Naomi Seddon has experience in providing global employment solutions for companies with operations across Australia, its neighboring countries, and the U. S. She regularly advises companies on matters such as:

  • The transfer of employees between countries
  • Managing risk and compliance
  • International employment agreements
  • Benefits and compensation
  • Local labor, union and employment issues
  • Immigration
  • Employment taxes
  • Global policies
  • Company restructuring and down-sizing
  • Employment litigation

Naomi has appeared before federal and state courts in Australia, New Zealand and the United States on matters ranging from employee termination disputes, contract law, retrenchments, post-employment restraint and breach of employer confidential information issues, wage and hour disputes, union disputes and discrimination and harassment matters. She has advised and acted on behalf of employers of varying size, across many industries and countries.

In addition to Naomi’s international employment law experience, her experience working at both employer and employee representative firms, and advising in matters for and against union and employer groups, provides her a unique perspective to advise her clients.

A nationally accredited mediator in Australia, Naomi has extensive alternative dispute resolution experience. Naomi has bachelor and master of law degrees and has completed post graduate studies in legal practice. She is also an Australian Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1462779)*.

*View Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Law Institute of Victoria, Australia

Member

American Australian Association

Member

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Member

Advance, Australia

Member

Luminary Circle - Step Up Women’s Network

Member

Migration Institute of Australia

Barrister and Solicitor

High Court of New Zealand

2017

Recognition

Named, Recommended Lawyer

Workplace and Employment Counseling

Legal 500 United States

2016

News, Analysis & Press

Littler Global Guide - Australia - Q3 2018

Global Guide Quarterly

October 11, 2018

Littler Global Guide - Australia - Q2 2018

Global Guide Quarterly

July 20, 2018

Littler Global Guide - Australia - Q1 2018

Global Guide Quarterly

April 23, 2018

Littler Global Guide - Australia - Q4 2017

Global Guide Quarterly

January 19, 2018

Littler Global Guide - Australia - Q1 2017

Global Guide Quarterly

March 31, 2017

E-3 Visas: Immigrating from Australia

Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM)

December 10, 2014

Making a move into the Australian or US market: Important employment law tips to consider

100 Cups of Coffee

February 18, 2013

Speaking Engagements

International Employment & Labor Law Roundtable

Los Angeles, CA

September 12, 2018

Entering New Markets: Tips and Tricks of Global Expansion

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017
U.S. Market Entry Series - Melbourne

October 28, 2015
U.S. Market Entry Series - Sydney

October 22, 2015
U.S. Market Entry Series - Adelaide

October 19, 2015
U.S. Market Entry Series - Brisbane

October 15, 2015
Managing Across Borders

Seattle, WA

September 17, 2015
APAC Market Entry

Los Angeles, CA

September 10, 2015
Global Compliance & Cross-Border Investigations: Strategies for Enforcement and Risk Management

June 17, 2015

Business Visas

2015 CPD Immigration Law Conference - Law Council of Australia, Melbourne, Australia

March 19, 2015

Global Mobility Solutions: Managing Expats through the Maze of Immigration, Compensation and Benefits Regulations

Littler Global Latin America Conference

Littler Mendelson, Miami, FL

March 5, 2015
Labor Market and Global Mobility

February 27, 2015
Navigating the Challenges of Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements Globally

January 26, 2015

Working in the Southern Hemisphere: Employment in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), Anaheim, CA

August 27, 2014

The Remote Worker: Managing the Telecommuting, Flexible & Road Warrior Employee

The 2014 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Phoenix, AZ

May 8, 2014

The Challenge of the Global Employee: Managing Ex-Pats and Navigating the Maze of Global Migration Requirements

The 2014 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Phoenix, AZ

May 8, 2014
Australia – US Cross-Border Issues for Companies Who Are Operating or Looking to Operate in Both Countries

New York, NY

September 19, 2013
Australia – US Cross-Border Issues for Companies Who Are Operating or Looking to Operate in Both Countries

Los Angeles, CA

September 17, 2013

Important Employment Law Tips to Consider

Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA)

August 28, 2013

Employee Conflict of Interest and Restraint of Trade Issues

Australian Employment Law Conference

October 2011

Education

  • LL.M., Monash University, AU, 2009
  • LL.B., Deakin University, AU, 2004

Bar Admission

California
Australia
New Zealand

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of New Zealand