TORONTO (August 24, 2017) – Littler LLP, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Toronto Partners Barry Kuretzky and George Vassos were recognized for the 12th consecutive year on The Best Lawyers in Canada© list. They were each selected by peers in the practice area of labour and employment law.
“Barry and George are well-deserving of this recognition,” Toronto’s Office Managing Partner Sari Springer said. “They are both established and successful lawyers in the Toronto legal market, and we are proud to have them represent Littler on this esteemed list.”
Kuretzky has practiced labour and employment law for nearly 40 years, representing a number of Canada’s largest organizations. He regularly counsels clients in matters of wrongful dismissal litigation, human rights, disability and accommodation, among others. He was recently named among the Leading Practitioners in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Kuretzky also has received the Continuing Legal Education Long-Term Achievement Award from the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Vassos has focused his practice on advocacy before administrative tribunals and trials and appellate courts for over 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. From 2009 to 2016, Vassos was named to the World’s Leading Lawyers in Labour and Employment list published in the Labour & Employment Expert Guide. From 1997 to 2016, he was a recipient of Lexpert’s Peer Recommendation in Employment Law honour, and he was recently named among the Leading Practitioners in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
Both attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada since its commencement.
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Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,300 attorneys in over 75 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 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.