Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome, new associate, Danny Bernstein to the firm. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Danny practiced law in Australia and at a national firm in Ottawa. Danny was called to the Western Australian bar in 2007, the Ontario bar in 2010 and the British Columbia bar in 2015.
Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome, new associate, Brandon Hillis to the firm. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Brandon summered, articled and practiced as a labour and employment associate at a national law firm in Vancouver. Brandon was called to the British Columbia bar in 2012.
Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome, new associate, David Louie to the firm. David joined the firm as a Summer Student in 2013, and completed his articles with the firm. David was called to the British Columbia bar in 2015.
Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome, new associate, Meaghan McWhinnie to the firm. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Meaghan articled and practiced at a national firm in Toronto. Meaghan was called to the Ontario bar in 2013 and the British Columbia bar in 2015.
Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome Jennifer Devins, Michael Kilgallin and Jennifer Russell as new partners of the firm. The addition of these partners builds on our commitment to provide our clients with the highest quality legal representation and strategic advice in the areas of employment, labour and workplace law.
Meet our new partners:
Jennifer Devins is a trusted advisor to employers in all areas of workplace law, with extensive experience in human rights issues. Her clients value her skill in helping them navigate highly complex challenges and she has acted on their behalves in arbitrations, at tribunals, and at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Michael Kilgallin is a client-focused, proactive advocate with extensive experience at nearly every level of court and tribunal. His clients benefit from his responsiveness and skill in helping them avoid disputes before they arise, and in resolving them when they do. He has proven experience in guiding employers away from union certification, as well as helping them operate successfully in a unionized environment.
Jennifer Russell is a skilled and loyal advocate who builds strong relationships with her clients by developing a deep understanding of their businesses and unique challenges. Practicing in all areas of employment, labour and human rights law, she represents clients in both the public and private sector. Jennifer is resourceful and experienced litigator with particular experience in judicial review and appellate advocacy. Her clients appreciate her strategic and practical advice, trusting her to act as their spokesperson in collective bargaining.
Roper Greyell is very pleased to welcome Drew Demerse into its partnership. As a longstanding and dedicated associate with Roper Greyell, Drew has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising employers on labour, employment and human rights issues in the workplace. In addition to being a strategic and trusted advisor to management teams on all manner of workplace issues, Drew’s clients rely on his skills as a seasoned and resourceful litigator to guide them through complex legal disputes.
Roper Greyell is very excited to welcome J. Najeeb Hassan to the partnership. He joins us on February 11, 2014.
Najeeb brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having formerly been a senior partner in the labour and employment group at one of Canada’s largest national law firms. His legal career also includes serving as Vice-Chair of the BC Labour Relations Board and holding several senior positions with the Health Employers Association of BC, where he provided hands-on labour relations advice to its members.
“We are excited to have Najeeb on our team. His 20 plus years of experience and expertise in the hospitality, gaming, retail, construction, mining and health sectors will certainly benefit our public, private and First Nations clients,” said Tom Roper, Roper Greyell’s Chair.