James D. Kondopulos featured in Employment Law Alliance podcast

September 2020

Roper Greyell’s James D. Kondopulos was featured in the September 22, 2020, Employment Law Alliance (ELA) podcast, An Employer’s Duty to Investigate Complaints of Workplace Wrongdoing: Damned If You Don’t and Damned If You Don’t Do It Properly.

In the podcast, James discusses best practices for employers dealing with complaints of inappropriate or unlawful conduct in the workplace, including how to conduct investigations and considerations for union and non-union environments and workplace policies.

Listen to the full podcast here.

About the Employment Law Alliance

The Employment Law Alliance (ELA) is the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide. is Roper Greyell is proud to be the exclusive representative of the ELA in British Columbia.


Roper Greyell Ranked as a Band 1 Firm in 2021 Chambers Canada Guide

September 2020

Roper Greyell LLP has once again been ranked by Chambers Canada as a Band 1 firm for Employment and Labour law in British Columbia.

Chambers Canada also recognized five of our partners as “Ranked Individuals” in their 2021 Guide:

About Chambers Canada

Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada. The guide recommends lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada, and is published annually each September.

Five Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2020

May 2020

We are pleased to announce that five lawyers from Roper Greyell have been recognized as leading employment and labour lawyers in Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2020 Guide.

The lawyers named in this year’s Who’s Who Legal are:

Thomas A. Roper Q.C.

Delayne Sartison Q.C.

Sandra Guarascio

Gregory J. Heywood

James D. Kondopulos

Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2020 Guide can be viewed here

In addition, Gregory J. Heywood and James D. Kondopulos were recognized by Who’s Who Legal in its Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2020.

Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2020 can be viewed here.

 About Who’s Who Legal

Who’s Who Legal has identified the top legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law since 1996. Lawyers are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

Eight Roper Greyell Lawyers Listed in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

April 2020

We are pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s lawyers have been included in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

The lawyers recognized as leading employment and labour law practitioners are:

Thomas A. Roper Q.C
Delayne Sartison Q.C
Sandra Guarascio
Gregory J. Heywood
James D. Kondopulos
Gavin Marshall
Gabrielle Scorer

And congratulations to Drew Demerse for being recognized by Lexpert as a “Leading Lawyer to Watch”.

The Directory can be viewed  here: https://www.lexpert.ca/directory/practice-areas/ranking/employment-law-E1/

About the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Published since 1997, the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory profiles leading practitioners across Canada in over 60 practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas.

Roper Greyell Nominated for Canadian Boutique Law Firm of the Year

March 2020

Roper Greyell LLP is proud to be a nominee for Canadian Boutique Law Firm of the Year, as part of the 2020 Canadian Law Awards.

The Canadian Law Awards recognize the nation’s leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals and landmark deals over the past year. The winners in all categories will be announced in Toronto on October 6, 2020.

The 2020 Canadian Law Awards are presented by Lexpert and supported by Canadian Lawyer and InHouse.

Roper Greyell nominated for 2020 Canadian Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Roper Greyell’s Response to COVID-19

March 2020

As the situation with COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) continues to develop, the health, safety and well-being of our clients, firm members, suppliers and colleagues remains top of mind in our decision-making here at Roper Greyell.

We strongly believe in a partnership between our clients, and as your partner, we are here to be of service during challenging times. Be assured that we are open for business and have a comprehensive plan in place to ensure we can continue to offer you the highest-level of service.

Roper Greyell is already set-up and optimized for firm members to work remotely, if necessary, to ensure business continuity.

Roper Greyell has taken a proactive approach to this situation, and would like to share some of the actions already in place to safeguard our firm members and visitors:

    • We have increased cleaning protocols within the office and provided guidance to employees and visitors on best-practices to reduce the risk of transmission
    • We have policies in place regarding any members who are feeling ill or might otherwise be at increased risk of transmission
    • We have implemented measures recommended by the Provincial government including social distancing and travel restrictions
    • Larger face to face meetings have been postponed and smaller meetings have been moved to conference calls
    • All upcoming Workplace Law Education Series events have been moved to webinar formats

We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and provide updates through our website and via email.

If you have questions specific to COVID-19 policies or procedures for your business please continue to reach out to our team members. We want to assure you that we are well prepared to respond to your business needs while also meeting the needs of firm members and our obligation to do our part in minimizing the impact of COVID-19.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Ivy Su as Accounting Manager

March 2020

Roper Greyell LLP is pleased to welcome Ivy Su to the firm as Accounting Manager.

Ivy has 10 years of experience in the legal industry. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, she worked with several other boutique firms, as well as a large, national law firm in Calgary before moving to Vancouver.

Learn more about Ivy here.


Roper Greyell Named to Top 10 Labour & Employment Boutiques List

February 2020

Roper Greyell is proud to have been included, once again, in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutique law firms in Canada. Considered one of the country’s leading evaluators of performance in the legal sector, Canadian Lawyer compiles an annual list of Canada’s most notable firms specializing in Labour and Employment law and asks in-house counsel and senior lawyers from larger firms to rank a shortlist generated by the magazine’s editorial team. Roper Greyell has been included in the Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutiques list since 2012.

Click here for more information

About Canadian Lawyer

Launched in 1977, Canadian Lawyer, provides objective reporting and analysis of the legal landscape from coast to coast, and defines “boutique firms” as collections of lawyers specializing in niche areas of the law as opposed to general practice firms that house of variety of practice areas under one roof.

Roper Greyell Donates $100,000 to Peter A. Allard School of Law

January 2020

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC. To mark the occasion, the Allard School of Law has set an ambitious goal to increase the financial accessibility of law school. Roper Greyell is proud to support The Allard School of Law with a gift of $100,000.  See here for more information on the donation and Roper Greyell’s ongoing support of students at the Allard School of Law.

Pictured left to right: Bobby Sangha (Associate, Roper Greyell), Michael Wagner (Partner, Roper Greyell), Catherine Dauvergne, Q.C. (Dean, Allard School of Law), Jennifer Devins (Partner, Roper Greyell), Christopher Munroe (Associate, Roper Greyell)


Roper Greyell Ranked as Top Vancouver Labour Relations, Employment & Pensions Law Firm by Lexpert

January 2020

Roper Greyell is proud to be ranked in Lexpert’s 2020 Who’s Who in Canadian Law Firms as the top Labour Relations, Employment & Pensions law firm in Vancouver. Visit https://www.lexpert.ca/500/whos-who/labour-relations-and-pensions-7/#Whoswho for more information on this ranking.

In addition, Thomas A. Roper QC, was individually listed in the 2020 Lexpert/ALM 500 Directory.  Produced in collaboration with American Lawyer Media, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (the Lexpert/ALM 500 Directory) profiles the “Most Frequently Recommended” lawyers across Canada in approximately 35 practice areas identified via an extensive, annual peer survey.

About Lexpert

Lexpert, is Canada’s leading source of news and information about the business of law, publishing three directories showcasing Canadian legal talent: The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and the Lexpert/CCCA Corporate Counsel Directory and Yearbook.