Derek is a management-side employment lawyer who represents private, public and institutional clients in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. His practice covers collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, employment litigation, and occupational health and safety matters. Derek provides responsive practical legal advice tailored to meet the specific needs of his clients.
Due to the unique landscape of construction labour relations, he advises employers operating in the construction industry on jurisdictional disputes, as well as union certification, displacement, and termination applications. With an interest in the rapidly evolving Esports industry, he also advises clients on player/team contracts, as well as union organization.
Professional and Industry Experience
- Prior to joining KPMG Law LLP, Derek practiced at a leading management-side boutique Labour & Employment firm in Toronto, Ontario
- Derek is called to the bar in Ontario and has appeared before various levels of courts, in addition to grievance arbitrators and administrative tribunals