Leslie Palma

Senior Counsel
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Leslie Palma is a labor and benefits attorney in Holland & Knight's Mexico City office. She has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on employment matters in the corporate sector, including individual and collective procedures. Ms. Palma also is well-versed in labor and employment due diligence of domestic and foreign companies.

In addition, Ms. Palma is experienced in negotiations before the Employee's Defense Office, litigation before the federal and local labor boards in Mexico, and amparo appeals. She is highly knowledgeable in executive compensation, employee benefits, labor management relations, noncompete agreements, workforce reductions and helping companies manage other employee changes.

As part of her practice, Ms. Palma advises clients on the implementation of labor structures, compliance investigations, internal labor regulation, employee handbooks, labor restructuring and collective bargaining agreements, as well as policies, confidentiality agreements and employment contracts.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Palma worked for several law firms in Mexico and was in-house counsel for an international retailer.

Honors & Awards

  • Mexico Lawyer of the Year, Lawyer Monthly, Employment, Labor and Benefits, 2018
  • Mexico Lawyer of the Year Nominee, Chambers Women in Law Awards: Latin America, 2018
  • Chambers Latin America – Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Labour & Employment, 2010-2015


  • International Bar Association