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Lorna A. Cuthbert
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(416) 869-5237
lcuthbert@stikeman.com




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Lorna A. Cuthbert
Toronto
Law Practice
Lorna Cuthbert is a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP. She is head of the Employment, Labour and Pension Group of the Toronto office and a member of its Management Committee.

Her practice encompasses all matters relating to employment and labour law, with a particular focus on the human resources aspects of commercial matters. She has advised on the employment and labour ramifications on numerous mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, outsourcing and insolvency mandates.

She negotiates executive employment agreements, consulting agreements, termination arrangements and regularly advises multinational corporations in establishing operations in Canada, including in relation to business immigration requirements.

Ms. Cuthbert also provides advice to clients regarding employment standards compliance, human rights, wrongful dismissal, enforceability of restrictive covenants, and employee privacy. She is acknowledged by:

  • Chambers Canada 2017 in the area of Employment & Labour: Ontario, with clients noting she is "incredibly available and amazingly responsive - I count on her."

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in Labour and Employment Law.

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2016 for Labour and Employment Law.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 in the areas of Immigration Law and Employment Law.


Professional Activities
Ms. Cuthbert is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association. She is Co-Chair of the firm's National Diversity Committee and Toronto Office's Women's Initiatives Committee, and former Chair of the Toronto office's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In this role she has chaired the Toronto office's initiative in respect of the retention and advancement of women lawyers.

She has been actively involved with TRIEC (Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council), both as a mentor and as the firm's representative on TRIEC's Council Membership.

Ms. Cuthbert was recognized as a 2012 Canadian Diversity Champion by Women of Influence, Inc., for her dedication to leading and developing innovative diversity initiatives and programs in the workplace.

Education
University of Western Ontario (LL.B. 1990), University of South Florida (B.A. magna cum laude 1987).

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1992


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