Sarah Crossley, Sari Springer, Tom Bender, Jeremy Roth
Littler Expands Toronto Office with Addition of Shareholder Sarah Crossley
TORONTO (February 24, 2016) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, continues the growth of its Toronto office with the addition of Sarah Crossley as a shareholder. Her arrival follows the opening of Littler’s first Canadian office in Toronto in August 2015. Prior to joining Littler, Crossley was a partner in the Toronto office of Norton Rose Fulbright.
“Sarah has a stellar reputation in the Ontario legal community and is a terrific addition to our growing Toronto office,” said Sari Springer, Littler’s Toronto office managing shareholder. “As Canada continues to experience strong economic growth in a variety of sectors, Sarah’s depth of industry experience and background managing a range of labour and employment matters will be a significant asset in serving Canadian-based employers on domestic and global matters, as well as multi-national companies doing business in Canada.”
With a background advising employers in both federal and provincial jurisdictions, Crossley brings extensive experience representing clients in labour and employment matters. She provides practical and strategic advice to clients in a variety of workplace matters, including human rights, performance management and terminations, collective agreement administration and the development of employment contracts and policies. Crossley regularly acts as employer counsel in wrongful dismissal litigation, grievance arbitrations and human rights proceedings. She also conducts workplace investigations. Crossley works with clients in a range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, retail, financial services, gaming and pharmaceutical.
“Littler’s ability to counsel clients on virtually any workplace issue they may face, its dramatic international growth in recent years and its leading position as an innovative firm were all very attractive to me,” Crossley said. “I’m excited to join Littler’s Toronto office and look forward to working with the firm’s many talented lawyers across the globe.”
“As we continue to expand our footprint in Canada and other international markets, adding lawyers of Sarah’s caliber is a key part of our global growth strategy,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “We look forward to having her as a member of our growing team in Canada and to her role in further expanding our local and multi-national client base.”
A frequent speaker on employment and labour matters, Crossley has delivered presentations at industry events and training sessions for clients on such issues as conducting lawful and effective workplace investigations, accommodating employee disabilities, workplace discrimination and harassment, terminations and the benefits of employment agreements. She received her LL.B. from the University of Windsor and her B.A., with honors, from Western University.
Littler’s international offices span three continents – North America, South America and Europe – and include Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The firm’s global capabilities also include U.S.-based lawyers with exceptional international experience, who are dually licensed practitioners in Australia, Brazil, China, the United Kingdom and South Africa, among other countries.
Littler is the largest global employment and labour law practice, with more than 1,000 lawyers in over 70 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labour 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 labour 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. For more information, visit: www.littler.com.