Lisa is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice and Employment Practice. Her practice focuses on employment litigation and advisory work, class actions defence and workplace investigations. She has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in Ontario, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, and in numerous mediations and arbitrations.
Lisa has expertise in all aspects of employment law, acting as litigation counsel, investigator and in an advisory capacity. She regularly acts for and advises employers on employment class actions, sensitive and high-profile executive departures, sexual harassment investigations, wrongful dismissal claims, hiring and competitive recruiting issues, departing fiduciary and restrictive covenant issues, bonus disputes, policy-setting, workplace investigations, human rights and harassment claims.
Lisa is a member of Torys’ Executive Committee.
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in labour and employment (2017)
Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2013)
Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer—Leading lawyer in labour and employment (Ontario) (2011-2012)
Lisa is a member of the Labour and Employment and Class Actions sections of the Ontario Bar Association, and served on the Executive of the Labour and Employment Law Section from 2013-2015. She is also a member of CACE (Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers). Lisa regularly teaches and lectures on issues relating to employment law, class actions, sexual harassment and advocacy, including for the Advocates’ Society, Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association, the Osgoode Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and the Ryerson Law Practice Program. She writes frequently on employment law and class actions and is the co-editor of the Canadian edition of Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis & Practice (3rd Canadian edition), which is used in law schools and advocacy programs across Canada.
Lisa volunteered for many years as a director of Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) and also worked in the Civil Rights and Public Policy Section of UNICEF in New York.
Memberships and Affiliations
Lisa is a member of The Advocates’ Society, The Ontario Bar Association (Labour and Employment Law Section) (Section Executive 2013-2015) and the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE).