Justin T Tarka

Of Counsel || London

Justin advises on all aspects of employment law, including redundancy procedures and restructuring issues, the employment law aspects of commercial and corporate transactions, and employment issues which arise in the context of employees working abroad, particularly in Europe.

He has a particular interest in employee competition issues and has significant litigation experience, acting for clients in relation to claims in the Employment Tribunal and High Court.

Justin regularly advises employers, ranging from SMEs to many of the world’s leading companies, on data privacy and data protection compliance in the work place. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is also member of the firm’s Cross Border and Data Privacy practice groups.

Learn more about Justin T Tarka
  • Acting for a company in relation to a multimillion pound claim brought by a union in the UK.
  • Advising multi-national companies on the implementation of data sharing arrangements, data privacy policies and procedures.
  • Drafting and negotiating employment protections in purchase agreements; and advising on the information and consultation process (including collective consultation) and harmonisation of terms and conditions.
  • Successfully defending whistleblowing claims.
  • Advising on responses to personal data breaches and data security incidents.
  • Advising a company in relation to pension entitlement liabilities arising out of a transfer of employees under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.
  • Acting for a client in High Court litigation concerning the enforcement of post-termination restrictions.
  • Acting for a client in High Court litigation concerning the supply of temporary agency workers.


  • Admitted as a Solicitor, 2011
  • The City Law School - Legal Practice Course, 2006
  • LL.B., King’s College London, 2003-2006

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member of the Black Solicitors Network
  • Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • National Bar Association Commercial Law Section 32nd Annual Counsel Conference - "Latest Developments in Data Security & Privacy Law: GDPR & California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018" - Orlando  - January 31, 2019
  • Ogletree Deakins Podcast - "Data Breach in Brief: Knowing the Risks and Protecting Your Company" - December 11, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - "The Protection of Trade Secrets in the U.S. and in Europe under the New European Directive" - November 28, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - "Employee Assignments from the US to the UK: Key UK Employment and Immigration Law Considerations" - April 18, 2017

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