Isabelle Benisty has developed a considerable practice in litigation and pre-litigation advice concerning individual/collective labor relations and social security law. She has been in practice since 1987, at the Brézillon law firm from 1987 – 1999, and then the Paris employment group at Hughes Hubbard & Reed since 1999.
In addition to classic litigation concerning individual and collective dismissals or amendments to employment contracts, she regularly handles litigation involving issues relating to protected employees, moral harassment and discrimination, job-related psychosocial risks, gross negligence in relation to workplace accidents or work-related illness, and social security and social protection, as well as handling litigation concerning the termination of specific contracts, such as customary fixed-term contracts (more specifically in the audio-visual, teaching and vocational training sectors), and construction site contracts (particularly in the engineering sector).
She supervises the group’s Litigation practice, particularly high-risk litigation before the labor or criminal courts involving groups, small and medium-sized enterprises, and managing executives.
She has also acquired a certain amount of experience in the field of amicable dispute resolution (harassment/discrimination, job-related stress and equal treatment), particularly through the use of mediation.
1999 – present: Hughes Hubbard, Paris office
1987 – 1999: Cabinet Brezillon
Representation of clients before the French Labor Courts
Representation of clients in negotiation with employees and unions to negotiate collective bargaining agreements
Negotiation of reorganization and work-out plans under French bankruptcy procedures
Consultancy and litigation in Social Security law
Consultancy in employee representation and labor disputes
Université de Paris I - Panthéon, DEA, Private Law, Contractual Law and Tortious Liability, 1985
Université de Paris I - Panthéon, Maîtrise, Law, 1984