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Littler adds Canadian partner

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 11:51 AM | By Carolyn Gruske


Yusra Siddiquee is now a partner in the Toronto office of Littler Canada, the Canadian arm of the California-based management-side employment and labour law firm Littler Mendelson PC.

Formerly, Siddiquee was at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP where she led the business immigration and international mobility team in Toronto.

In her practice, she has worked with Canadian and international companies on corporate immigration strategies, including developing immigration compliance policies and facilitating the temporary and permanent entry of employees to global destinations. Her clients originated from a wide range of industries, including engineering, telecommunications, information technology, health sciences and energy.

She advises clients about the employment and termination of foreign workers, as well as the human capital costs for international projects, and provides training to companies on immigration policies and processes. Siddiquee is also able to provide counsel to employers about alternate jurisdictions to relocate key employees who are unable to secure immigration status.

“Yusra’s experience will be of tremendous value to our Canadian and multinational clients for whom the seamless hiring of foreign workers or transfer of employees to foreign locations is critical to their business operations,” said Sari Springer, Toronto office managing partner.

“She will be a terrific addition to our team in Toronto and will work closely with our colleagues across the globe, including Jorge Lopez, who chairs Littler’s global mobility and immigration practice, to provide clients with strategic counsel on immigration-related matters.”

Siddiquee said she is happy to join the firm.

“Canada’s entry programs for highly skilled foreign workers provide companies with a competitive advantage in attracting top global talent,” she said.

“I’m excited to work with my new colleagues in Toronto to counsel companies on their immigration matters, as well as to leverage Littler’s global platform and top-notch technology to further expand my practice and the services offered to our clients.”