Former Partner at AZB & Partners, Veena Gopalakrishnan is set to join Trilegal as a Partner in the Labour and Employment practice at the Bengaluru office. .Gopalakrishnan is a 2008 graduate of ILS Law College, Pune. She 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..With over 14 years of experience in employment law advisory, Gopalakrishnan specializes 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 previously advised on laws pertaining to workplace sexual harassment and discrimination. Gopalakrishnan 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..Gopalakrishnan 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)..Gopalakrishnan has previously worked with Trilegal for close to 3 years in 2009. She has also been associated with DSK Legal and Nishith Desai Associates. Prior to being invited to partnership at Trilegal, Gopalakrishnan was Partner at AZB & Partners..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.".With Veena Gopalakrishnan joining, the partnership strength of Trilegal will go to eighty-seven (87)..If you would like your Deals, Columns, Press Releases to be published on Bar & Bench, please fill in the form available here.