Carole A. Spink focuses her practice on international and domestic employment law counseling. Carole advises on appropriate employment structures, onboarding requirements, employment agreements, handbooks and policies, bonus and commission plans, expats, non-competes, reductions in force and terminations. She has extensive experience handling employment issues in mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, corporate reorganizations, outsourcings as well as post acquisition integration matters. She also advises on cross-border employment compliance.

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  • Advised a pharmaceutical company on its purchase of a global business involving 47 countries and an announced deal value of $6.6 billion, as well as its post-acquisition integration*
  • Advised a pharmaceutical company on the sale of its consumer care business involving over 50 countries and an announced deal value of $14.2 billion*
  • Advised a global healthcare company on the spin-off of its biopharmaceuticals and medical products businesses into two separate, global companies*

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  • Corporate Pro Bono Partner Award, recipient, 2010
  • Recommended lawyer for US Workplace and Employment Counseling, Legal 500


  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Homeless Youth Handbook, pro bono project lead by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, chapter leader

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London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc International Relations, 2003
Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD, High Honors, Order of the Coif, 1997
University of Central Florida, BA, 1992


Carole A. Spink

Associée | Chicago