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Laurent Badoux

Laurent Badoux



  • Labor & Employment
  • Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility

WSG Practice Industries


Arizona, U.S.A.


Laurent Badoux focuses his practice on employment and labor law, with an emphasis on compensation and employee relations advice. He has a broad range of litigation experience that includes handling some of the largest collective and class actions in Arizona, collective bargaining agreement arbitration, discrimination lawsuits, restrictive covenant enforcement and injunction, and the defense of administrative charges involving various state and federal agencies across the United States.

Laurent has advised domestic and international clients in a variety of industries, including retail and services, hospitality, transportation, trades, governmental affairs, financial services, mining, oil and gas, sanitation, technology, medical devices, health care, and defense contracting. Clients also seek Laurent’s guidance on a broad range of topics, including wage and hour compliance, labor relations, harassment, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, unfair competition, privacy of employee and client data, contingent workforce and gig economy arrangements, fiduciary duties of corporate executives and officers, wrongful termination, workplace discrimination and workplace safety. Laurent assists clients with conducting legal compliance audits, providing preventive training to employees and managers, including sexual harassment and implicit bias awareness training, and drafting employee handbooks and policies, executive compensation agreements, and contracts for expatriates, intra-company transfer employees and international consultants.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Arizona Autism United, February 2018 – present
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Employment Law Section
    • International Law Section, International Employment Law Subcommittee
    • Litigation Section
  • Member, AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats), Labour Law Commission
    • National Reporter to Labour Commission for US, 2012-13
    • Organizing Committee: Lille 2016-Labour Commission Seminar
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona, Employment and Labor Law Section
    • Member, Board of Editors, Arizona Employment Law Handbook (2010-2015)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Arizona Technology Council, 2014-2016
    • Member, Investment and Education Committee of the AzTech Council (2015-2016)
  • Founding Board Member & Charter Representative, International Charter School of Arizona, 2009-2014
  • Member, Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, 2009-2013
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Hospitality Law, University of Nevada

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers/U.S. News and World Report, Labor Law – Management, listed since 2014
  • Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits, “Labour & Employment,” 2016-2018
  • Super Lawyers/Phoenix Magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, since 2012
  • AZ Business Magazine, “Top Lawyers,” Employment and Labor Law, since 2009
  • The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment Litigation, 2014
  • Phoenix Business Journal “Top Lawyers in Arizona,” 2009-2013
  • AZ Big Media, Arizona’s “Top 100 Lawyers,” 2021

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Georgia
  • Nevada


  • Emory University School of Law
  • University of Arizona
Areas of Practice

Labor & Employment | Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility


Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: San Francisco Moves to Lowest COVID Tier in California, Begins Process of Reopening Non-Essential Offices; Other Bay Area Counties Slower to Follow
Buchalter, November 2020

On October 20, 2020, San Francisco County was upgraded to the “minimal” tier within the California COVID-19 tracking system, meaning it has the fewest restrictions on reopening all businesses as promulgated by the State of California. In order to qualify for the “minimal” tier, a county must have an infection rate of less than one daily new positive COVID case per 100,000 residents and have a positive test rate of less than 2% for two consecutive weeks...

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