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 (2017, 2018 and 2019). 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.

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  • 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

Admis au barreau

  • Paris

Activités professionnelles

  • 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 - "Termination indemnities and executive compensation, social and tax aspects" - 11 juin 2019
  • IAPP Data Protection Intensive : France 2019 - "Addressing DPIA: Formats and weaknesses " - 12 février 2019
  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive  - "Securing your workplace in the world of data privacy and cybersecurity" - Palm Springs - 9 novembre 2018
  • Atelier IDS - "From CNIL (National Commission for Data Protection and Liberties) law to GDPR" - 26 septembre 2018
  • Conférence Le Point - Le Bien être au Travail à l'épreuve de la Révolution digitale - " What's the feedback a year after the introduction of the Macron ordinances regarding telework? " - 20 septembre 2018
  • Atelier ANDRH - "Protection of personal data in the HR field" - 19 septembre 2018
  • Atelier IDS - "Collective Bargaining Agreement" - 30 May 2018
  • 15 juillet 2019 - AEF Info Social RH - ""
  • 25 mars 2019 - Jurisprudence Sociale Lamy, n°472 - "Dismissal for extended employee absence due to acts of psychological harassment is not permitted"
  • 10 décembre 2018 - Semaine Sociale Lamy, n°1840 - "How should you conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment in the human resources sector?"
  • 12 novembre 2018 - Semaine Sociale Lamy, n°1836 - "The Consequences of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union "
  • 3 octobre 2018 - International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) - "CNIL releases "DPO logo" for at-a-glace recognition"
  • 1 May 2018 - Cyber Security Practitioner  - "Enforcement of personal data security principles"
  • 30 avril 2018 - Semaine Sociale Lamy, n°1813 - "Collective Amicable Termination: a cold-hearted way of restructuring?"
  • 1 avril 2018 - Dalloz Pratiques - 3 chapitres - "The geographical scope of the GDPR; Setting up a system for processing employee data; Implementing a system for monitoring employee activity."
  • Next Generation Lawyer, Legal 500 Paris (2017 and 2018)
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Europe (2017, 2018 and 2019)

Publications de Cécile Martin