Thomas A. Roper K.C. Receives 2022 Bora Laskin Award

November 2022

Thomas A. Roper, K.C. is one of two 2022 recipients of the Bora Laskin Award. Named in honour of the late Chief Justice Bora Laskin, who was a pre-eminent labour law scholar and labour arbitrator before joining the Supreme Court of Canada, this award was established by the University of Toronto to honour those who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian labour law.

Over the course of his 47-year legal career, Tom has had a significant impact on labour law in B.C through his counsel work, and as one of three special advisers to the Minister of Labour tasked with revamping the B.C. Labour Relations Code in 1992. As a leader within the legal community, Tom’s expertise is highly sought-after by clients, organizations, educators and colleagues. As the Chair of Roper Greyell, he shares his extensive experience and technical understanding of the law as a mentor of young lawyers in the firm.

As noted by the Selection Committee in announcing the award, Tom has “made an indelible mark in the labour relations community,” having “deservedly gained the confidence of both sides of the labour bar in British Columbia as well as universal respect from arbitrators and mediators in the province and beyond.”

Tom will be presented with the Bora Laskin Award on December 14, 2022, in conjunction with Lancaster’s Vancouver Labour Arbitration and Policy Conference.

Congratulations Tom!

Roper Greyell Welcomes Shikha Sondhi as Director of Finance

October 2022

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome Shikha Sondhi to the firm as Director of Finance.

Shikha brings her expertise in financial analysis and controllership to her role at Roper Greyell. She is an experienced leader of financial accounting teams, providing a strategic vision and mentorship to the team.

Learn more about Shikha here.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2022

September 2022

September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. This day was created as a time for reflection as we honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities and the history of residential schools in Canada and the ongoing impacts.

At RG this past week has been focussed on increasing our shared awareness of the history of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada and what we can do as individuals to work towards reconciliation in our community. To further our education in this area, we have been sharing different Truth and Reconciliation resources each day, and we gathered as a team to attend the webinar Truth & Reconciliation Series: Working Together, hosted by CBABC on Sept 26th.

Roper Greyell will be making a donation to the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society. The Friendship Centre provides programs in health welfare, education, and recreation helping families, youth, adults, elders and children: http://www.vafcs.org/

To learn more about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and other Truth and Reconciliation efforts, please click here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Katie Comley

September 2022

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome Katie Comley to the firm.

Katie practices in all areas of employment and labour law. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Katie was part of the Labour and Employment group at a national firm, and most recently practised with a boutique workplace law and commercial litigation firm in Vancouver

Learn more about Katie here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Adam Garvin as Chief Operating Officer

September 2022

Roper Greyell LLP is pleased to announce Adam Garvin, CPA, CMA, has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer, effective September 12, 2022. With almost 20 years of experience in investments, operations, and finance, Adam’s diverse background spans the areas of strategic financial planning and implementation, team leadership, and change management.

Learn more about Adam here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Chira Perla as Director of Professional Development

August 2022

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome Chira Perla to the firm as Director of Professional Development.

Chira brings experience as a lawyer and a background in student recruitment, adult learning, and legal professional development to her role at Roper Greyell. She practised as a commercial litigator with national firms in Vancouver and New York before moving into higher education program design and leadership positions, including five years as Assistant Dean of Career Services at the Allard School of Law.

Learn more about Chira here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Sophie Toor

August 2022

Roper Greyell is delighted to announce that Sophie Toor has joined the firm as an associate.

Sophie first joined Roper Greyell as a summer student and completed her articles with the firm.

Sophie practices in all areas of workplace law. Congratulations Sophie on your call to the bar!

Learn more about Sophie here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Teodora Bardas

May 2022

Roper Greyell is pleased to congratulate Teodora Bardas on joining the firm as an associate lawyer, after previously summering and articling with the firm.

Teodora practices in all areas of workplace law with a particular interest in workplace investigations, human rights, and labour disputes. Congratulations Teodora on your call to the bar!

Learn more about Teodora here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Sabrina Anis

February 2022

We are pleased to welcome Sabrina Anis to the firm.

Sabrina practices in all areas of employment and labour law. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Sabrina maintained a practice in the areas of workplace law and commercial litigation, out of the Vancouver office of a national firm.

Learn more about Sabrina here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Pamela Costanzo

January 2022

We are pleased to welcome Pamela Costanzo to the firm.

Pamela practices in all areas of employment and labour law with a focus on workplace investigations and labour arbitrations. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Pamela maintained a general workplace law practice at a full-service Vancouver firm.

Learn more about Pamela here.

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