TORONTO (August 15, 2018) – Littler LLP, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Toronto Partners Barry Kuretzky, Yusra Siddiquee and George Vassos were named leading practitioners in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. The directory acknowledges practitioners’ excellence by evaluating surveys submitted by their peers and colleagues.
“We congratulate Barry, Yusra and George on their continued ranking as Lexpert’s leading practitioners,” said Sari Springer, Toronto office managing partner. “This recognition underscores their collective contributions to our firm and the overall legal community, and we are proud to have them represent Littler in this esteemed directory.”
Barry Kuretzky has practised labour and employment law for nearly four decades and represents many of Canada’s largest companies in matters related to wrongful dismissal litigation, human rights, disability and accommodation, among others. He practices all aspects of labour relations law, including collective bargaining, union organizing drives, certification and decertification of unions, grievances and arbitrations involving the Ontario Labour Relations Act, British Columbia Labour Relations Code and the Canada Labour Code. Furthermore, Kuretzky often speaks at industry-leading conferences. He continues to earn recognition as one of Canada’s leading lawyers and received the prestigious Continuing Legal Education Long-Term Achievement Award from the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Yusra Siddiquee advises Canadian and international companies on corporate immigration strategies, including developing immigration compliance policies and facilitating the temporary and permanent entry of employees to Canada and global destinations. With over 20 years’ experience in immigration law, Siddiquee advises employers on alternate jurisdictions to relocate key employees who are unable to secure immigration status. She also counsels employers on the employment and termination of foreign workers, as well as the human capital costs for international projects, and she provides training to companies on immigration policies and processes.
George Vassos has focused his practice on advocacy before administrative tribunals and trial and appellate courts for more than 30 years. He provides strategic and proactive guidance on a range of employment and labour issues, from wrongful dismissal and employment litigation to human rights and alternative dispute resolution. Vassos is consistently recognized in the industry as a leading employment lawyer in Canada including recognition by The Best Lawyers in Canada.
About Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, published since 1997, is based on an extensive peer survey process. It includes profiles of leading practitioners across Canada in more than 60 practice areas and leading law firms in more than 40 practice areas. The publication also features articles highlighting current legal issues and recent developments of importance written by leading practitioners across Canada.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,500 attorneys in 80 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.