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DLA Piper adds partner in Toronto

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 4:02 PM | By John Chunn


DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Stephen Gleave has joined the firm as a partner in the Toronto office. Gleave has a commercial litigation practice with a focus on employment litigation.

According to the firm's press release, in his 30 years of experience, Gleave has completed over 50 trials, 300 labour and commercial arbitrations and 50 labour and civil injunctions. He has represented parties in wrongful competition matters ranging from restrictive covenants, breach of confidence, breach of fiduciary duties, Charter challenges to retirement and benefit issues, executive compensation plans and complex wrongful dismissal actions.

Gleave, who previously worked at Hicks Morley, also represents employers in complex disputes arising under a shareholders agreement or the Ontario Business Corporations Act, including Rights of First Refusals, the valuation of a business, motions for advanced payments in a shareholder valuation dispute, oppression or derivate actions brought against or on behalf of a corporation.

Rob Seidel, Canada managing partner said: “We are excited to have Stephen join the firm. His long-standing and varied background in employment litigation will be a welcome addition to our widely recognized and award-winning employment group.”