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About Laura

Laura specializes in employment and labour law, providing practical and timely advice to clients on workplace issues. She is a trusted advisor, dedicated to using her knowledge and expertise to achieve client objectives.

A large part of Laura's practice involves advising on employment and labour aspects of complex corporate transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of purchase agreements and related executive employment, retention, transaction bonus, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. She also advises on post-closing employee integration matters.

Laura regularly represents and advocates for clients in employment related litigation on matters of significant reputational importance, including wrongful dismissal actions and human rights applications. 

Laura stays up to date and advises on rapidly evolving employment laws, including emerging areas such as Artificial Intelligence. She has extensive experience providing clients with day-to-day compliance advice and strategic guidance on employment and labour matters, including workplace harassment, accommodation requests, health and safety and workplace disputes. She also frequently assists clients with the negotiation and drafting of employment, consulting and termination agreements. 

Laura is a sought-after speaker and frequently writes on employment law issues. She also serves as a member-at-large on the Ontario Bar Association Labour & Employment Section Executive.

Awards & Recognition

Laura is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publication:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Employment & Labour)

Professional Activities

Laura was elected to serve as a member-at-large on the Ontario Bar Association Labour & Employment Section Executive. She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates' Society and the CACE Human Rights Subcommittee. She regularly speaks and provides client training sessions on human rights, accommodation and employment law topics.

Professional Appearances
  • Presenter : "Hot Topics in Managing Your International Subsidiary”
    Association of Corporate Counsel – September 14, 2023.
  • Presenter : Integrating AI in Your Business – Increasing Productivity while Managing Potential Risk
    Employment Law Masterclass Toronto – September 7, 2023.
  • Co-chair : 21st Annual Current Issues in Employment Law
    Ontario Bar Association, April 25, 2023.
  • Co-speaker : Executive Compensation and Employment Considerations for Cross-Border Private Equity Funds
    Blakes 2022 Canada/U.S. Legal Update Seminar Series, Toronto, Ontario, May 10, 2022.
  • Co-speaker : Ontario’s Legislation on Disconnecting from Work: Comparative and Wellness Perspectives
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, March 31, 2022.
  • Presenter : New updates, same pandemic: Pension regulatory and employment updates for 2021
    Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute, September 14, 2021.
Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2013
JD, University of Western Ontario – 2012
BA (Hon.), University of Western Ontario – 2009

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