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Hicks Morley adds four associates

Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 1:43 PM | By John Chunn

Hicks Morley announced that four new associates have joined the firm, Michael Babe, Diana Mansour, Larissa Putt and Clare Wooland.

According to the firm’s news release, labour and employment lawyer Babe joines the Ottawa office where he will serve the firm’s clients and provide support to them on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights related matters. Working with both the firm’s private and public sector clients, Babe has prior experience handling wrongful dismissal claims, human rights complaints and labour disputes.

Babe received his J.D. from the Western University, where he was a supervisor at Western’s community legal aid clinic. He attended the University of Ottawa for his undergraduate studies. Prior to joining Hicks Morley, he practised labour and employment law in Ottawa.

Mansour is a litigation associate in the Toronto office. Her practice will include management-side advice and representation touching upon the full range of the firm’s work including wrongful dismissal and disability claims, class actions, defamation, wrongful competition, historic sexual abuse claims, judicial reviews and appellate litigation.

She received her J.D. from the University of Windsor, prior to which she received a BA and a master of arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has appeared as counsel in various levels of court including courts of first instance and appellate courts. 

Putt is a labour and employment associate in the firm’s office in Waterloo, Ont. Her practice will round out the services provided by the firm including grievance arbitration, labour disputes, collective bargaining and human rights advocacy work. She also provides employers with practical guidance on a wide array of statutory compliance related matters including employment standards compliance.

She received her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa. While studying in Ottawa, she competed in multiple moots, including the Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot.

Wooland as a pension, benefits and executive compensation associate in the Toronto office. Her practice will focus on providing strategic and practical advice to employers and administrators on the regulatory, governance, taxation and human resources aspects of retirement, group benefits and incentive compensation arrangements.

She received her J.D. from the University of Toronto. While studying at the University of Toronto, she was an associate editor of the Journal of Law & Equality, volunteered with Law in Action Within Schools and provided campus tours to prospective students as a JD student ambassador.