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Ogletree Deakins Further Establishes Canadian Labor Capabilities, Welcomes Stephen Shore as Partner

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TORONTO – February 2, 2017 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Stephen Shore as a partner in the firm’s Toronto office. Stephen will lead Ogletree Deakins’ traditional labor relations practice group in Canada. His arrival further establishes the firm’s traditional labor capabilities and expands its Canadian presence. Stephen joins Ogletree Deakins from Sherrard Kuzz LLP.

“Stephen is an outstanding lawyer who has successfully guided employers through complex labor and employment issues that often have a significant impact on business operations,” said Hugh Christie, managing partner of Ogletree Deakins’ Toronto office. “Our clients will benefit greatly from his experience, and we’re ecstatic to have Stephen join our team in Toronto.”

Stephen is a skilled advocate whose practice is focused on the representation of management in a full range of employment and labor law with particular emphasis on grievance arbitration, wrongful and constructive dismissal litigation, collective bargaining, responding to union organizing and applications for certification, and corporate restructuring and transactions. He is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Chair of the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Hillel Ontario, a member of the Ontario Bar Association Labour and Employment Section’s Legislative Review Subcommittee, a member of the Resilient Communities Ontario – Health and Safety Committee, and an alumni member of St. Michael’s Hospital Young Leaders. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and holds a Bachelor of Science, Honours Degree, in Economics and Statistics from Dalhousie University.

About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labour and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for six consecutive years. In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management category. The firm and its lawyers have been recognized in Canada by Lexpert and Best Lawyers. Ogletree Deakins has 800 attorneys located in 51 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

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