Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2019

75 LEGAL AWARDS 2019 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM McCarthy Tétrault LLP Canada WORKPLACE HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER OF THE YEAR About Tim Lawson Known for his commitment to innovation and significant experience, Tim delivers impactful advice and persuasive advocacy for clients. Tim is a partner in Toronto and the National Practice Group Leader of McCarthy Tetrault’s Labour and Employment Group. Tim acts for many well-known Canadian and international companies operating in most sectors of the economy, including energy, financial, transportation, retail and construction. He has considerable expertise in the federal sector, where companies carry on business across provincial and national boundaries, under federal regulation. Tim is both an advocate and a trusted advisor. Nimbly litigating between courts and administrative tribunals, he is comfortable advancing the interests of clients in all arenas where labour and employment matters are contested. This of course includes collective bargaining and appearances before provincial and federal labour boards. His advisory role is usually at the strategic level where decisions have significant outcomes for the organization. For certain clients, Tim is the relationship partner for all legal matters extending beyond labour and employment, and leverages his role as the National Practice Group Leader to provide clients with all the resources and support of the firm’s national platform. Tim is immersed in the labour and employment legal community, and is recognized widely in peerreviewed rankings. He speaks in Canada and in other countries on labour law, judicial developments, human rights, and employer rights and responsibilities. He also provides insight into key labour law developments through contributions to magazines, journals and other publications. Tim completed Harvard Law School’s Leadership in Law Firms program and the Workplace Mental Health Leadership certificate program at Queen’s University. Tim is a believer in legal innovation. His commitment to innovation has led to the development of legal compliance tools and interactive harassment/discrimination training programs, which are available to clients of the firm. Tim obtained his BASc (Honours) from McMaster University in 1988 and his LLB from the University of Toronto in 1991. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1993. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Association of Counsel for Employers and Toronto Law Association (Editorial Board of the Toronto Law Journal). Firm Profile McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that offers a full suite of legal and business solutions to clients in Canada and around the world. We deliver integrated business, litigation, tax, real property, and labour and employment solutions through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, Québec City, New York and London, UK. Our industry knowledge and integrated national platform ensure we help build our clients’ competitive advantage. Our culture is collaborative, inclusive, entrepreneurial and evolves with the pace of business. We are leading the charge to adapt to changing client needs by re-imagining of our service offerings, including our MT>3 and MT>Align divisions, and our Client Solutions. We are Canada’s first national law firm, and we are also its most innovative. We offer sophisticated legal and business advice that incents efficiency, leverages our deep industry knowledge and our national resources for an exceptional service experience that solves our clients’ most complex problems. TIM LAWSON Practices • Appellate Litigation • Outsourcing • Labour • Employment • Human Rights • Pensions, Benefits, & Executive • Compensation • Transportation and Logistics • Alternative Dispute Resolution Industries • Energy & Infrastructure • Power • Retail & Consumer Markets • Retail • Hospitality • Communications • Infrastructure Contact Tim Lawson Partner E: T: 416-601-8172

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