Norm is a senior partner practicing employment, health & safety, regulatory, government investigation and business crime litigation. He is a trusted advisor to corporate boards, executives and managers regarding people and culture risk management.
Norm’s Labour, Employment and Human Rights (“LEHR”) practice includes executive compensation, workplace investigations, drafting employment contracts & restrictive covenants, LEHR polices, employee discipline, workers compensation, ESA enforcement, diversity and inclusion training and human resources risk management. He represents employers in LEHR litigation including wrongful dismissal, workplace fraud recovery, whistle-blower cases, human rights violations, labour arbitrations, workplace safety, WSIB appeals and fiduciary duty law suits.
Norm is the leading Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) lawyer in Canada. He has successfully defended more than 1,000 health & safety, environmental and workers’ compensation administrative, regulatory and criminal cases. Norm has written many of the leading books in his field, including Canadian Health and Safety Law, Canadian Emergency Management and Response Manual, and Workplace Health and Safety Crimes (3rd ed.). He was the first lawyer in Canada to achieve the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (“CRSP”) designation. He is also the longest serving Judge in Thomson Reuters’ prestigious Canada’s Safest Employers recognition and award.
Norm advises and represents organizations in government investigations, white collar and business crime. He was appellate counsel on R. v Karigar, the first trial of an individual under the CFPOA. He is on the White Collar Crime Committee of the ABA and a regular speaker at the ABA’s annual White Collar Crime Institute. He is a member of the IBA’ s White Collar and Business Crimes Committee and an IBA Section Website Officer. He is a member of the CBA’s Anti-Corruption Committee. Norm has authored Corporate Crime, Accountability and Social Responsibility in Canada (2nd ed.), Insider Trading in Canada (2nd ed.) and Canadian Anti-Corruption Law and Compliance (2nd ed.). Norm is also the editor-in-chief of the firm’s White Collar blog: www.whitecollarpost.com and the published newsletter White Collar Crime & Compliance (Lexis Nexis).
Norm has extensive experience in advising and representing organizations in matters involving alcohol & drugs in the workplace, harassment, sexual harassment, and violence in the workplace. He has written a leading texts in these areas: Human Resources Guide to Preventing Workplace Violence (2nd ed.) and Alcohol & Drugs in the Canadian Workplace (2nd ed.).
Norm has completed 5 Ironman distance triathlons, has run the New York, Chicago, Toronto and Hamilton marathons and rides in the annual Ride to Conquer Cancer for cancer research at Princess Margaret Hospital.