Stéphanie Stein
Stéphanie Stein, a qualified attorney since 1988, joined Skadden’s Paris office in September 2011 and founded the office’s labor and employment law practice after having spent 10 years as a partner with a leading international law firm, where she in particular acted as Skadden’s correspondent for all employment law matters.


Ms. Stein favors a pragmatic approach to her practice, which takes into account companies’ financial objectives and constraints as well as the labor relations climate in the workplace. She also finds practical solutions tailored to meet the needs of her clients.

Ms. Stein regularly represents a large number of French and international businesses in the face of crisis situations, in dealing with the difficulties inherent in their growth and development (mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, outsourcing), in the context of complex employer-employee relationships or in relation to sensitive litigation cases.

In 2000, Ms. Stein published a book on France’s 35-hour working week. She also has published a large number of articles, spoken at conferences and assisted clients on questions as varied as equal treatment (litigation and collective bargaining arrangements), stress and health and safety in the workplace, the reform of unions’ structures and rights, challenges to executives’ working time arrangements and the risks inherent in employee performance appraisal.

Ms. Stein has advised French theatre company la Comédie-Française, Molex, Scor and Tyco on various aspects of labor and employment law.

Vice-chairman of AVOSIAL (the only syndicate in France grouping together nearly 400 corporate employment law professionals), Ms. Stein also was a co-founder in 2011 of the “Femmes AAA+” association, which promotes the role of female attorneys on boards of directors, and she is a regular participant in the Deauville Women’s Forum.

Ms. Stein is recommended as a leading individual by Chambers Europe and Legal 500, in which her clients praise her “absolutely remarkable advice,” her “perfect understanding of employment law” and her capacity “to develop high-quality relationships with clients.” Who’s Who Legal France recognizes her as an “excellent problem-solver” who is “accessible and easy to work with.”



  • Certificate in Employment Law, 2000
  • Law Degree, Université Paris X – Nanterre,1988


  • Paris


  • French
  • English

Stéphanie Stein

Of Counsel, Labor and Employment Law