Lisa K. Talbot

Lisa K. Talbot

Toronto: 416.865.8222
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB, 1999
University of Toronto
BA (Honours, Class I Honours), 1996
Queen's University

During law school, Lisa studied international and comparative law at the Université Panthéon–Assas (Paris II) in Paris.

Bar Admissions

Alberta, 2014 Ontario, 2001


Lisa Talbot is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice and Pensions and Employment Practice. She is co-head of the Pensions and Employment Litigation Practice and also heads the firm’s Privacy Practice. Lisa’s practice focuses on employment litigation and advisory work, privacy and commercial disputes. She has appeared as counsel in the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for 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 in an advisory capacity and as litigation counsel. She regularly acts for and advises employers on sensitive and high-profile executive departures, individual and mass terminations, wrongful dismissal claims, hiring and competitive recruiting issues, departing fiduciary and restrictive covenant issues, bonus disputes, policy-setting, internal investigations, human rights, and harassment claims. Lisa also advises clients in a range of industries on workplace privacy issues, cross-border transfer of personal information, policy-setting and compliance with privacy law obligations.

Representative Work

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Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2013)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in labour and employment (2017)

Practical Law Company's Which Lawyer—Leading lawyer in labour and employment (Ontario) (2011-2012)


Employment Class Actions

Professional Involvement

Lisa serves on the Executive of the OBA Labour & Employment Law Section. She 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 regularly teaches, writes and speaks on issues in employment law, privacy and advocacy.

Lisa is a member of the firm's Pro Bono Committee and is the former coordinator of the Visual Artists’ Legal Clinic of Ontario. She is the alumni president of Queen's University's Arts and Science Class of 1996.


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

  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The Ontario Bar Association (Labour and Employment Law Section) (Section Executive 2013-2015)
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)