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Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

Canada 2023
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Provided by Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
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Firm Details:
Managing Partner:
James G. Knight
Senior Partner: Frank Angeletti, Roy C. Filion, Peter J. Thorup, David Wakely
Number of partners: 25
Number of lawyers: 50
Languages: Armenian, Cantonese, English, French, Farsi, Italian, Portuguese, Urdu

Firm Overview:
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP is one of Canada's leading law firms practicing exclusively in the areas of labour relations, employment, and human rights law on behalf of management. The firmadvises and represents employers in all matters relating to the employment relationship and human resources. The firm has been honored both nationally and internationally for the workit performs.

Why Choose Filion Wakely Throup Angeletti LLP?
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP is an Ontario based law firm. However, throughits partnership and association with L&E Global and AEC (Advocates for Employers of Canada) the firm not onlyhas local, but also national and international reach. As the only Canadian member of L&E Global,the firm is part of an international alliance of top-rated firms across the globe. Together,it provides advocacy to employers on all workplace issues, including employment, labour, human rights, privacy, employee benefits, and immigration law.

As a founding member of AEC,the firmadvocates for clients in every sector of the economy, and advise all types of organisations – from large multi-national corporations and mid-size national and local operations, to entrepreneurs, not-for-profits, and all levels of government.

Its lawyers are leaders in the space of employment law, with multiple accolades and merits highlighting their professionalism and knowledge. The team provides a big-picture strategy, while maintaining your business focus.

Main area of expertise:
The firm’s lawyers represent and advise Canadian in-house counsel, executives, managers, and human resources professionals on all aspects of the law governing the employer-employee relationship. The practice includes advising on employers’ rights and obligations pertaining to labour relations, employment standards, occupational health and safety, human rights, workers’ compensation, pensions, benefits, pay equity, and the common law.

For employers involved in labour negotiations, the firm participates at the bargaining table or behind the scenes as an advisor. The firm’s lawyers also regularly litigate cases before the courts and numerous administrative tribunals. As well, the firm advises employers in developing and maintaining sound labour relations and employment policies.

With their global reach, Filion’s team provides advocacy to international clients establishing a Canadian presence, and those with existing operations on local labour and employment law matters and customs.

Filion's clients range from multinational to national corporations, this is due to Filion's ability to offer a diverse portfolio of adjudication for clients within varying industries, which is not limited to, construction, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, education, hospitality, government, transportation, and energy.

National Alliance: Advocates for Employers of Canada | Avocats d’Employeurs du Canada
Filion is a founding member of AEC, a Canadian alliance of management-side labour and employment practices, launched in September of 2019 to better serve clients with cross-country operations. The other member firms are: Cox & Palmer (Atlantic Canada), Lecorre Avocats (Quebec), Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (Manitoba), McLennan Ross LLP (Alberta), and Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP (British Columbia).

International Alliance:
L&E GLOBAL Filion is the single Canadian member of L&E GLOBAL, a top-ranked alliance of over 1700 employers’ counsel in more than 150 offices around the world. For clients requiring complex cross-border labour and employment services throughout the world, L&E GLOBAL offers access to a single legal powerhouse.

Practice Areas:
■ Attendance & Disability Management
■ Collective Bargaining
■ Discipline, Discharge & Terminations
■ Employee Benefits
■ Employee & Management Training
■ Employment Contracts
■ Employment Policies & Practices Employment Standards
■ Grievance & Interest Arbitrations
■ Human Rights Matters
■ Investigations
■ Labour Board Representation
■ Occupational Health & Safety
■ Pay Equity
■ Pensions Privacy/Freedom of Information
■ Purchase & Sale/Corporate Restructuring
■ Union Certification & Decertification
■ Workplace Safety & Insurance
■ Wrongful Dismissal & Other Civil Litigation

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Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP rankings

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Employment & Labour
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James Knight
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Sarah Crossley
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Donald B. Jarvis
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Robert Bayne
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