TORONTO – April 23, 2019 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the world’s largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Hugh Christie, managing partner of the firm’s Toronto office, has been listed in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. This comprehensive guide ranks leading legal practitioners across Canada in more than 60 practice areas and leading law firms in more than 40 practice areas.
Published since 1997, the Canadian Lexpert® Directory utilizes a comprehensive peer review survey process to identify lawyers who are acknowledged as leaders in their respective fields or prominent in their practice areas and professional organizations. Christie, who has practiced employment law for more than three decades, has been a successful pioneer in building Ogletree Deakins’ Toronto office, which opened in January 2016. His work, which focuses on representing employers in a full range of employment law issues, was acknowledged by the law firm lawyers and corporate counsel targeted in the Lexpert® survey.
Christie represents employers in all elements of employment law including pre-hiring through recruitment, drafting agreements, benefit plans and policies, discipline, promotion, succession planning, termination, and post-employment obligations. He also advises employers dealing with employment issues arising out of restructuring the workplace. Christie has been recognized throughout his career, including listings in The Legal 500 Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada©, and Chambers (International). Christie earned his LLB from Queen’s University and an LLM with a mark of distinction from the London School of Economics. Christie currently serves as co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Queen’s University Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, the only center for labor and employment law at a Canadian law school.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins represents 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 eight consecutive years. In 2019, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 lawyers located in 53 offices across the United States, Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com