Toronto (June 18, 2018) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, has added Yusra Siddiquee (SI-DEE-KEE) as a partner in the firm’s Toronto office. She joins from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP where she led the business immigration and international mobility team in Toronto.
“Yusra’s experience will be of tremendous value to our Canadian and multinational clients for whom the seamless hiring of foreign workers or transfer of employees to foreign locations is critical to their business operations,” said Sari Springer, Toronto Office Managing Partner. “She will be a terrific addition to our team in Toronto and will work closely with our colleagues across the globe, including Jorge Lopez, who chairs Littler’s Global Mobility and Immigration practice, to provide clients with strategic counsel on immigration-related matters.”
Siddiquee – who is multilingual – works with Canadian and international companies on corporate immigration strategies, including developing immigration compliance policies and facilitating the temporary and permanent entry of employees to global destinations. With comprehensive experience in immigration law, Siddiquee is able to advise employers on alternate jurisdictions to relocate key employees who are unable to secure immigration status. She also advises employers on the employment and termination of foreign workers, as well as the human capital costs for international projects, and provides training to companies on immigration policies and processes. Siddiquee’s clients span a wide range of industries, including engineering, telecommunications, information technology, health sciences and energy.
“Canada’s entry programs for highly skilled foreign workers provide companies with a competitive advantage in attracting top global talent,” Siddiquee said. “I’m excited to work with my new colleagues in Toronto to counsel companies on their immigration matters, as well as to leverage Littler’s global platform and top-notch technology to further expand my practice and the services offered to our clients.”
Siddiquee received her LL.B. from the University of British Columbia and her B.A., with honors, from McGill University. She has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Canada for Nationwide Immigration, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Immigration Law, Who’s Who Legal for Corporate Immigration and The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.
About Littler Canada
Situated in the heart of Toronto, Littler’s Toronto office provides a single source solution for local and multinational employers. The firm represents many prominent public and private sector employers, working with clients to help evaluate and deal effectively with complicated employment and labour law situations.
The Toronto office is comprised of local attorneys with strong ties to the Canadian business and legal community. A presence in the financial and legal capital of Canada complements existing capabilities in a country with close ties to the United States, and allows the firm to serve Canadian investors and companies who are increasingly interested in Latin American business opportunities. Littler is consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, litigating, mediating, and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labour contracts on record.