Shane D. Todd advises employers on workplace issues and represents them in legal proceedings. He has won cases at trial and on motions, negotiated and enforced agreements, and achieved great settlements for clients. Frequently retained in high-stakes litigation, Shane was recognized as a “Rising Star: Leading Lawyer under 40” by Lexpert in 2019. Winners of these highly competitive awards are selected by a distinguished advisory board. In selecting winners, the advisory board considers contributions to the firm, legal profession, and larger community.
Shane worked as a human resources professional prior to beginning his practice. He knows how workplace disputes impact a business. With this in mind, Shane works to find the most efficient way to end a dispute and get clients back to their primary business. This does not always mean a quick, confidential settlement. In some cases, the best way forward is litigating all the way to a final decision.
Shane is a frequent writer on human resources law developments. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the HR Space - the firm’s weekly e-bulletin on labour, employment and human rights issues. He is also routinely asked to speak as an expert on workplace issues in the media, including in the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail, on CBC News and on 680 NEWS radio.
Shane is the Chair of the Fasken Pride Network,- the hub of our firm’s LGBTQ2+ initiatives. The Network does community outreach and fundraising for organizations like Rainbow Railway, Covenant House, Casey House, and the 519 Church Street Community Centre. The Network also provides mentoring and support to Fasken staff, students and lawyers.
Shane also previously served as a Board Member and Vice-Chair of VOICE for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. VOICE supports deaf and hard of hearing children and their families by providing access to information, education, mentoring, and self-advocacy skills training.