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Roper Greyell Appoints Adam Garvin as CEO

January 2024

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Garvin as the new Chief Executive Officer at Roper Greyell, marking a significant chapter in the firm’s history. Adam, who previously served as Chief Operating Officer since joining the firm in 2022, has demonstrated exemplary leadership in overseeing the firm’s business operations.

Sandra Guarascio, a partner and member of Roper Greyell’s Management Committee, attests to Adam’s exceptional qualities, stating, “Adam is a true business leader with exceptional business acumen and a people-centered approach that aligns seamlessly with our firm’s values. His outstanding contributions and unwavering commitment to excellence are invaluable assets to our team members and clients alike.”

At the heart of Adam’s leadership philosophy lies a dedication to fostering collaboration. “My goal is to cultivate a team where individual success propels collective success, where we move Roper Greyell’s collective goals forward through cohesion and a shared vision,” affirms Adam. He is committed to enhancing business performance and implementing strategic initiatives in harmony with the firm’s overarching plan and values.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Adam on achieving this significant milestone in his career.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Jennifer Hogan to the Partnership

January 2024

We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Hogan has joined the Roper Greyell partnership. Jennifer has played a pivotal role as a valued member of the RG team, having served with distinction as both an Associate and Associate Counsel.

“We are thrilled by the remarkable growth within our firm, and today’s announcement proudly spotlights the exceptional talent thriving within our ranks.” said Graeme McFarlane, a member of Roper Greyell’s Management Committee and a founding partner. “Jennifer exemplifies our commitment to building excellence from within.”

Jennifer advises and represents employers in municipal, education, forestry, and other sectors regarding all areas of labour and employment law, including human rights law. Jennifer’s practice is defined by a strong work ethic and team-centred approach and her strength lies in her ability to transform complex issues into understandable and actionable plans.

We extend our warmest congratulations to Jennifer on this significant milestone and look forward to her continued contributions to advancing the firm’s reputation for excellence.

Roper Greyell Contributes $10,000 to QUEST Outreach Society

December 2023

At Roper Greyell, we are dedicated to making a positive difference in our local community. While the year-end holiday season is typically filled with joy and celebration, we recognize that it can pose challenges for some. In the spirit of giving, this December, Roper Greyell is contributing $10,000 to the QUEST Outreach Society to support their impactful efforts within our community.

Their mission resonates deeply with us, as they bridge the gap between food banks and grocery stores, by providing a shopping experience for those in need based on principles of dignity, access, and sustainability for many in our community. With this contribution, we hope to empower QUEST Outreach Society to continue their vital work, ensuring that more individuals and families have access to nutritious food and a dignified shopping experience.

For more information on QUEST Outreach Society and how you can support their work, visit: https://www.questoutreach.org/

Seven Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in 2023 Edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada

December 2023

We are very pleased to announce that seven Roper Greyell lawyers have been recognized as leading Canadian employment and labour lawyers in the 2023 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada in the area of Labour, Employment & Benefits.

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

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

About Who’s Who Legal

Who’s Who Legal (WWL) 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. WWL: Labour, Employment & Benefits identifies the leading private practice lawyers with a proven track record in representing and advising management, and senior executives and partners, on all aspects of labour, employment and industrial relations law.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Andrew Hefford

December 2023

Roper Greyell is delighted to announce the addition of Andrew Hefford to the firm.

Andrew joins as an associate, and prior to joining Roper Greyell, gained professional experience at a prominent national business law firm in Vancouver, practicing in Labour and Employment law as well as Commercial Litigation.

Learn more about Andrew here.

Thomas A. Roper K.C. Recognized as One of B.C.’s Most Influential Business Leaders

November 2023

Thomas (Tom) A. Roper K. C. was recognized in Business in Vancouver’s 2023 BC500 which features the 500 most influential leaders within British Columbia.

He has practiced labour and employment law for nearly five decades and advised large federal and provincial employers, governments, educational institutions, and unions in over 600 legal proceedings. In 1992, he was appointed to a three-person panel proposing revisions to the B.C. Labour Relations Code; in 2014, he received the Vancouver Bar Association’s Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship Award; and was further honored in 2022 as a recipient of the Bora Laskin Award for his “outstanding contributions to Canadian labour law”. Tom is a highly sought-after speaker and a member of the Board of Governors for the Business Council of BC.

This is the third time Tom has been named on this prestigious list. Congratulations Tom!

Read more about it: https://bc500.biv.com/

Roper Greyell Named One of Canada’s Best Law Firms by The Globe and Mail

November 2023

We are pleased to announce that Roper Greyell has once again been named in Report on Business Magazine as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2024 by The Globe and Mail and Statista for both Labour & Employment Law and Human Rights Law.

The Globe and Mail and Statista rankings list was curated from recommendations made by lawyers (peer-to-peer survey) and clients (corporate legal departments) across 31 different practice areas. Approximately 25,000 lawyers, in-house lawyers, and legal executives working in legal departments in companies across Canada were invited to participate in the survey. The top 200 law firms in Canada were identified based on the number of recommendations they received.

RG is honoured to receive this recognition.

To view the complete list visit, https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/rob-magazine/article-meet-canadas-best-law-firms-ranked-by-lawyers-themselves/

Jennifer Devins Receives 2023 Labour and Employment Law Lawyer of the Year Award

November 2023

Lawyers Monthly unveiled their 2023 Women in Law Awards, and Roper Greyell is delighted to announce that Jennifer Devins, Partner at Roper Greyell, has been honoured as ‘Labour and Employment Law Lawyer of the Year’ for Canada.

Since 2009, Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Awards have been representing its winners through the creation of its annual winner’s publication, an international platform developed to showcase the achievements and innovations of women across all segments of the legal industry. Showcasing excellence and achievement is a vital tool in the continuing battle to establish equality, the edition will help shape the discussion around how diversity can be improved by highlighting some of the most forward-thinking initiatives, as well as raising awareness to empower women to bring about change in their profession.

The research department at Lawyer Monthly used a point-based evaluation system in determining winners. Points were awarded for a variety of criteria, including:

    • – Raising awareness in relation to equality and gender issues faced by women in the legal sector
    • – Amount of documented activity in 2021/22 when compared to industry peers
    • – Involvement in significant legal cases and legal activity
    • – Peer recognition and personal achievement
    • – Strategic thinking and planning
    • – Previous accolades and entries within the international legal guides
    • – Published articles and journals
    • – Client care and innovation

Find out more here: https://womeninlawawards.lawyer-monthly.com/winners-edition/

Roper Greyell Nominated for Employment Law Firm of the Year by Chambers

September 2023

Roper Greyell is delighted to be recognized as a nominee for Employment Law Firm of the Year at the 2023 Chambers Canada Awards. The announcement of the nomination, alongside four other esteemed Canadian law firms, was made on September 28, 2023.

The nominees and winners are based on the research conducted for the 2024 edition of the Chambers Canada Guide. RG is honoured not only for this recognition but also for the distinction of being the only regional firm to secure a spot on this respected list.

Learn more here: https://chambers.com/topics/canada-awards-2023

Roper Greyell Ranked as Band 1 Firm in 2024 Chambers Canada Guide

September 2023

Roper Greyell LLP has once again received the distinguished status of a top-ranked, Band 1 firm for Employment and Labour law in British Columbia and a Band 2 Employment and Labour law firm in the Nationwide rankings, in the 2024 Chambers Canada Guide. Notably, RG stands as the only BC-based firm to be recognized as a Band 2 firm on the nationwide scale, marking a significant achievement for a BC-based firm.

In addition to the firm’s notable recognition, Chambers Canada has also recognized and ranked six Roper Greyell lawyers in their individual rankings.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to these distinguished professionals:

What clients are saying:

“Roper Greyell provides thorough, practical advice, and has excellent market knowledge and sector awareness.”

“They are a go-to firm for us when we are faced with complex and challenging situations.”

About Chambers Canada

Chambers Canada differentiates the best legal talent across a range of provincial, national and international law firms based across the country, to assist those looking for the most suitable providers of legal services for when it matters.

Each ranking is based on the Chambers ranking system which is established from the most in-depth market analysis and comprehensive independent research, that is unrivalled in accuracy, depth and quality and carried out by our experienced team of London-based researchers.

Read more about Chambers Canada here.

 

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