DLA Piper Canada adds employment litigator Stephen Gleave as partner

Commercial litigator of 30 years joins firm

DLA Piper Canada adds employment litigator Stephen Gleave as partner

Stephen Gleave will be a partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP in its Toronto office, the firm announced on Oct. 7. Gleave’s practice centres on commercial litigation, especially on employment litigation.‎

According to a statement from the firm, Gleave has 30 years of experience in the legal profession, having completed over 50 trials, 300 labour and ‎commercial arbitrations and ‎‎50 labour and civil injunctions.

Gleave has represented parties ‎in wrongful competition matters, including ‎restrictive covenants, breach of ‎confidence, breach of fiduciary duties, Charter challenges to retirement ‎and benefit ‎issues, executive compensation plans and complex wrongful dismissal actions, the announcement added. ‎He also represented employers in complex disputes arising under a shareholders ‎agreement or the ‎Ontario Business Corporations Act, including Rights of First Refusals, ‎the valuation of a business, motions ‎for advanced payments in a shareholder ‎valuation dispute, oppression or derivate actions brought against ‎or on behalf of a ‎corporation.  ‎

“We are excited to have ‎Stephen join the firm,” said DLA Piper Canada managing partner Robert Seidel. “His long-standing and varied background in employment ‎litigation will be a welcome addition to our widely-recognized and award-winning ‎employment group.”‎

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