Northern Exposure

Fasken Martineau adds to its leading Labor, Employment, Human Rights, Pensions and Benefits Client Service Team

by Brian Smeenk

Regular readers of Northern Exposure are well aware of the breadth, depth, and strength of Fasken Martineau’s Labor, Employment, and Human Rights Group. Well, our Group just got even broader, deeper, and stronger. And thus even better in our ability to serve any client’s needs, no matter the complexity, urgency, or scope. This is true whether your needs are local, national, or international.

Fasken Martineau is pleased to announce the addition of 26 labor, employment, and human rights lawyers: 13 in Toronto, 9 in Montréal, and 4 in Ottawa. These lawyers were formerly members of Heenan Blaikie’s leading Canadian labor and employment law group. That national law firm was recently dissolved. Our new colleagues view Fasken Martineau as the ideal platform from which to continue to offer their expertise, and the best possible service, to their valued clients across the country.

Fasken Martineau’s labor, employment, and human rights lawyers have a solid track record of successfully representing clients in all aspects of labor and employment law. These new lawyers will reinforce Fasken Martineau’s position as the national leader in this field. They add to our experience assisting clients with their human resources issues in virtually every industry across Canada.

Our new colleagues work with many multinational companies. Their expertise includes in-depth knowledge and experience assisting large national and multinational companies achieve consistency and efficiency in their labor and employment law needs, across Canada and internationally. The group has a great deal of expertise in federally regulated industries (under Canadian law) such as transportation, telecommunications, and banking. They will add to the firm’s bilingual service capacity (English and French), including in Ottawa and Toronto. This complements Fasken Martineau’s existing strength in advising a wide variety of clients in many sectors, including mining, manufacturing, construction, health care, hospitals, universities, school boards, and municipal, provincial, and federal government agencies.

In my view, this added capacity and expertise will enhance the firm’s ability to successfully handle any and all legal issues in the human resources field, in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. It will better enable us to provide value and exceptional service to our clients.

To learn more about Fasken Martineau’s Labor, Employment, and Human Rights Group and its 26 new members, go to

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