TORONTO (June 8, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Toronto Partners Barry Kuretzky, George J.A. Vassos and Sarah Crossley have been recognized in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. The esteemed Canadian Lexpert Directory acknowledges practitioners’ distinctions by evaluating surveys submitted by peers and colleagues.
“We applaud Barry, George and Sarah as they are once again recognized as leading Lexpert practitioners,” said Sari Springer, Toronto office managing partner. “It is always gratifying to be recognized by clients and peers and this achievement underscores their collective contributions to our firm and the overall legal community.”
About Barry Kuretzky
Kuretzky, a practicing lawyer of 39 years, represents some of Canada’s largest companies. He regularly advises and represents clients through all stages of employment interactions, including harassment, workplace health and safety, human rights scenarios, business restructuring, workplace policies, among others. He was previously named among the Leading Practitioners in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and included in “The Best Lawyers in Canada” in 2017. Kuretzky is also a recipient of the Continuing Legal Education Long-Term Achievement Award presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
About George Vassos
Vassos focuses his practice on advocacy before trial and appellate Courts and before various labour boards, mediators, adjudicators, arbitrators and other administrative tribunals. He also provides strategic and proactive advice on a wide variety of employment and labour issues including wrongful dismissal and employment litigation; employment contracts; employment standards; human rights; group benefits; restrictive covenants, injunctions; grievances; arbitrations; and alternative dispute resolution. From 2009 to 2016, Vassos was named in the “World’s Leading Lawyers in Labour and Employment” list published by Labour & Employment Expert Guide, from 1997 to 2016 he was a recipient of Lexpert’s “Peer Recommendation in Employment Law” list and from 2006 to 2017 he has been featured amid “The Best Lawyers in Canada.”
About Sarah Crossley
Crossley represents and advises clients on workplace matters including human rights, performance management, terminations, collective agreement administration, employment policy and contract development. She regularly acts as counsel in wrongful dismissal litigation, arbitrations and human rights proceedings. She also conducts workplace investigations. Her clients span the retail, technology, gaming, pharmaceutical, financial services, and manufacturing industries. Additionally, Crossley is a frequent speaker on both labour and employment law issues. She was previously named to the 2016 Leading Practitioners list in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
In addition to the recognition by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Toronto office of Littler was recently named one of Canada’s Top Ten Labour and Employment Law Boutique Firms for 2016-2017 by Canadian Lawyer magazine.
About Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
The product of an extensive peer survey process, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (the Canadian Lexpert Directory) is the most comprehensive guide to legal talent in Canada. Published since 1997, the Canadian Lexpert Directory profiles leading practitioners across Canada in over 60 practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas. The publication features articles highlighting current legal issues and recent developments of importance written by leading practitioners across Canada.
Littler is the largest global employment and labour law practice, with more than 1,300 attorneys in over 75 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labour 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 labour contracts on record for 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.