Littler LLP Lawyers Recognized in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Peer evaluations return high remarks for Sarah Crossley, Barry Kuretzky and George Vassos

TORONTO (July 6, 2016) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, is pleased to congratulate Toronto Partners Sarah Crossley, Barry Kuretzky and George Vassos on their inclusion to the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. The esteemed Canadian Lexpert Directory acknowledges practitioners’ excellence by evaluating surveys submitted by their own peers and colleagues. 

“We are delighted to congratulate Sarah, Barry and George as Lexpert-ranked lawyers. The value and prestige attached to the distinction is especially honourable as Littler continues to elevate its presence in Toronto and across Canada,” said Sari Springer, Toronto office managing partner.

Well established and widely recognized in the Canadian market, Kuretzky and Vassos were instrumental in opening Littler’s first Canadian office in August 2015. Crossley’s experience and reputation has also proven herself as a key member of the team since she joined the firm in February. The Toronto office’s combined capabilities led to Littler being named as one of Canada’s Top Ten Labour and Employment Law Boutique Firms for 2016-2017 by Canadian Lawyer magazine.

Crossley has extensive experience representing clients in a range of industries on employment and labour matters. She regularly acts as employer counsel in wrongful dismissal litigation, grievance arbitrations and human rights proceedings. She also advises on issues such as conducting workplace investigations and accommodating employee disabilities. Additionally, Crossley consistently publishes articles on timely labour and employment law issues and is a frequent speaker at industry events and client training sessions.

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, and more. In addition to his Canadian Legal Lexpert ranking, Kuretzky earned the highest peer ranking in The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. He has also received the Continuing Legal Education Long-Term Achievement Award by the Law Society of Upper Canada and consistently ranks in Best Lawyers and Labour and Employment Expert Guide. Furthermore, Kuretzky regularly speaks at industry-leading conferences.

Vassos has focused his practice on advocacy before administrative tribunals and trial and appellate courts for more than 30 years. He also counsels employers on a wide variety of issues including wrongful dismissal, employee benefits, and alternative dispute resolution. Vassos is consistently recognized in the industry as a leading employment lawyer in Canada, earning rankings by Best Lawyers and the Labour and Employment Expert Guide, and secured the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation from the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

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.

About Littler

Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 70 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 70 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.