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Norton Rose lawyer elected as fellow of U.S. College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Thursday, July 04, 2019 @ 2:12 PM | By John Chunn


Norton Rose Fulbright announced that Karen Jensen has been elected a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The U.S.-based non-profit professional association recognizes leading labour and employment lawyers who are intellectual and practical resources in this practice area.

According to the firm’s press release, Jensen, who is based in Ottawa and serves as the firm’s Canadian employment and labour group chair, is the third Canadian Norton Rose Fulbright lawyer to be made fellow. Toronto senior adviser John West was elected in 2016, and Richard Charney, who is Norton Rose Fulbright’s global head of employment and labour, received the accolade in 2012.

“Election as a fellow represents recognition by your colleagues that you have distinguished yourself as an outstanding professional who has made a sustained contribution to our field and that you meet the standards of integrity, professionalism and character,” said college president John Runyan in a letter to Jensen.

“Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work with people who act with integrity and honour in everything they do. It is to them that I owe this honour,” said Jensen.

Jensen will be made a fellow at the CLE Conference in New Orleans on Nov. 9, 2019, an event held by the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section.