Cécile Martin

Partner || Paris

Cécile Martin is the Managing Partner of the Ogletree Deakins Paris office. She advises clients on compensation policies (including material risk takers), discrimination and harassment litigation, corporate restructuring, mass redundancies plans as well as collective litigation. By starting her career at the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL), Cecile has developed leading edge skills particularly on topics related to GDPR employee monitoring at the workplace, whistleblowing alerts, social media use and international data transfer.

Cécile has been a member of the European Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) since 2016 and is also a member of the firm’s International and Data Privacy practice groups. She was ranked in 2017 and 2018 “Next Generation Lawyer” by Legal 500 and “Leading Individual” by Chambers. She lectures on data protection law at Paris La Sorbonne University and regularly provides training to companies regarding the compliance with the GDPR.

Cécile speaks French and English.

Learn more about Cécile Martin
  • Advising a company in the banking sector on a proposed reorganization, and litigation against employee representatives and representative union organizations regarding the lack of prioritization in their consultation on strategic guidelines concerning the proposed reorganization;
  • Assisting an SBF (Paris Stock Exchange) 120 company in the implementation of a job protection plan for several hundred jobs;
  • Advising a leading banking group on the management of senior executives;
  • Advising various companies in the implementation of internal investigations into discrimination, harassment and whistleblowing (Sapin II Act);
  • Advising numerous companies on compliance of HR personal data processing with the GDPR, the law of 6 January 1978 and labor law;
  • Assisting various companies in litigation involving violations of equality and discrimination.


  • DESS Droit du Travail et de la Santé, Université de Paris XI

Admittance to Practice

  • Paris

Professional Activities

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) : member of the European Advisory Board and previous Co-Chair of the Paris branch of KnowledgeNet
  • Avosial
  • IDS (Labor Law Institute)
  • In charge of the personal data protection course for the Master 2 in Corporate Social Protection Law (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Association of Former Officials of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL)


  • Atelier Ogletree Deakins - "Les indemnités de rupture et la rémunération des dirigeants, aspects sociaux et fiscaux" - 11 June 2019
  • IAPP Data Protection Intensive : France 2019 - "S'attaquer à la DPIA : formats et faiblesses" - 12 February 2019
  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive  - "Securing your workplace in the world of data privacy and cybersecurity" - Palm Springs - 9 November 2018
  • Atelier IDS - "De la loi CNIL au RGPD" - 26 September 2018
  • Conférence Le Point - Le Bien être au Travail à l'épreuve de la Révolution digitale - "Quel retour d’expérience un an après l’entrée en vigueur des ordonnances Macron en matière de télétravail ?" - 20 September 2018
  • Atelier ANDRH - "Protection des données personnelles dans la sphère RH" - 19 September 2018
  • Atelier IDS - "La Rupture Conventionnelle Collective" - 30 May 2018
  • Next Generation Lawyer, Legal 500 Paris (2017 and 2018)
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Europe (2017, 2018 and 2019)

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