Philip is a former in-house counsel with a strong business acumen and commitment to delivering proactive services with a focus on risk management. He is a creative, detailed oriented and trusted business partner, providing Employment and Privacy Law services to corporations, unions, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. He has demonstrated experience advising employers and employees on all aspects of the employment law relationship and is a strong advocate with experience appearing before various levels of court and at administrative tribunals.
Philip has experience conducting workplace investigations both in the unionized and non-unionized context, including for universities, corporations, unions and not-for-profit organizations. Also, he advises individuals and human resources professionals with respect to the conduct of workplace investigations.
Philip is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C). He provides comprehensive advice to individuals and corporations with respect to the application of Canadian privacy laws, principles and practices at the federal, provincial and territorial levels. He assists clients with a wide array of privacy, data management, cybersecurity, and compliance matters. This includes drafting policies and procedures, assessing and advising on risks, responding to Freedom of Information requests and breaches, and acting as litigation counsel.
He has experience writing papers and presenting in the areas of employment law and privacy law. Philip also taught undergraduate and community courses on mediation techniques and practices, and acted as a court appointed mediator while completing an LL.M. with a focus on labour and employment law. During his LL.B., Philip worked as a legal and policy researcher on a special task force at the Commission for Public Complaints Against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He completed his H.B.A. in history with minors in women and gender studies and political science.