Thursday, 2 September 2021

It's good to be home.


On April 1, 2019, I published a post to this blog titled “Hi. I have some news.” In that post I announced that, “As of April 1, 2019, I am no longer practicing in private practice. I have joined Canopy Growth Corporation in the position of Director, Legal (Litigation and Employment).”

Given the date of April 1, many people assumed I was joking. Many assumed my post was an elaborate April Fools Day prank. Several commented there was “no way” I would ever leave private practice.

That announcement was not an April Fools Day prank. For the past nearly two and a half years I have been employed by one of the most dynamic and fast-moving corporations in Canada. It has been a whirlwind and I am grateful for the experience in ways best described in person.

But, those who believed there was no way I could leave private practice weren’t entirely wrong either.

And so it is with mixed emotion, at least one of which is excitement, that I am pleased to announce that effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021, I will be returning to private practice with Kelly Santini LLP in Ottawa.

My practice will continue to focus on employment law, including strategic advisor to employers, and litigation for all parties with an emphasis on wrongful dismissal, workplace harassment, and workplace accommodation issues. I am also expanding my offerings to include commercial litigation, workplace harassment investigations, and strategic employment law advice on mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions.

These past two and a half years have afforded me so many opportunities to see and experience things I never thought imaginable. I have been exposed to litigation and employment law issues literally the world over. So, while I am grateful to Canopy Growth for the opportunity, I look forward to sharing the knowledge obtained through those experiences with a larger client base.

It's good to be home.

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