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Magali Cournoyer-Proulx, Partner

Magali Cournoyer-Proulx

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Québec, 1997
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Magali Cournoyer-Proulx is a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in employment, professional and health law, providing top-level strategic advice, with an unmatched reputation in employment practices. She represents clients from various sectors, including banking and insurance, as well as a number of financial institutions, tech companies and manufacturing companies.

She advises clients on all aspects of individual employment relationships: contracts of employment, clauses restricting employment, compensation packages, labour standards, policies, termination, human rights, workplace harassment, misconduct, and difficult work environments.

She regularly appears before the civil courts and administrative tribunals of both provincial and federal jurisdiction. Magali also completed a mediation program offered by Harvard Law School (Executive Education) and is a certified civil, commercial and labour mediator with the Barreau du Québec. 

A seasoned lawyer, Magali was named a Fellow of the prestigious College of Labor & Employment Lawyers for her in-depth knowledge, expertise and unrivalled reputation in all areas of labour and employment law. Her expertise in this area of practice is also recognized year after year by various awards directories, including Chambers Canada (Band 2), Lexpert Legal Directory (Most Frequently Recommended), Legal 500 (Leading Individual), Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal. She was also named Best Lawyers in Canada for her expertise in health law.

Magali also has expertise in professional and health law. She has co-authored the Code des professions annoté since 2015. 


Client Work

Career & Education


  • Attestation, Mediating disputes Harvard Law School, Executive Education
  • LLB Université de Montréal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member, American Employment Law Council (AELC)


Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

Speaker Considérations légales et éthiques: l’implantation et l’utilisation de l’intelligence artificielle en milieu de travail suscitent plusieurs questions légales, éthiques et morales pour les employeurs Semaine internationale Francophone pour la Santé et la qualité de vie au travail
Speaker The surveillance of harassment by the Board of Directors Institute of Corporate Directors
Speaker Préoccupations des administrateurs et dirigeants quant à la responsabilité des entreprises liées au mouvement #metoo Quebec Risk and Insurance Management Association

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