Lawyer returns after over a decade in government
Pallett Valo LLP on Sept. 3 welcomed back Maria Tassou, now as senior counsel and the firm’s privacy officer.
Tassou is a member of both the commercial litigation and employment & labour practice groups, and her practice focuses on administrative law, workplace investigations, management training and privacy law, the firm said in its announcement.
In 1996, Tassou articled at Pallett Valo and later joined as a lawyer. In 2007, she left to join the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, under the Ministry of the Attorney General, as a board member/adjudicator. She became chairperson of the board in 2014, and she also participated in several other administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Licence Appeal Tribunal, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal the Landlord Tenant Board and the Social Benefits Tribunal.
“We are delighted to have Maria rejoin us at a time when our vision for the firm has never been more focused and clear,” said John Russo, managing partner of Pallett Valo. “She brings outstanding knowledge and expertise to the firm, together with a history of understanding how we operate. She will help us continue to deliver great service to our clients and will be instrumental in expanding new areas that we are keen to grow.”