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Shane Todd Toronto Lawyer

Shane Todd

Partner Fasken
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Jurisdiction Ontario, 2009
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
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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. Shane is a frequently retained by employers 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 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.

  • Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40, Lexpert Rising Star 2019
  • For Labour and Employment Law, The Legal 500 Canada 2018
2019 Lexpert Rising Star Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40
2018 The Legal 500 Canada For Labour and Employment Law
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Education

  • B. Mgmt., 2004, University of Lethbridge
  • JD Queen's University

Community involvement

  • Chair, Fasken Pride Network
  • Vice-Chair, VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children (2014 - 2015)
  • Board Member, VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children (2011 - 2015)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Teaching Roles

  • Instructor, University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Advanced Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Guest Lecturer, Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, Employment Law
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Governance, Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Accident Prevention, Loss Control and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Guest Lecturer, Osgoode Hall Law School, The Osgoode Certificate in Pension Law
The Importance of Being (Mostly) Independent — An Update on the Test for Expert Impartiality The Canadian Institute location location Toronto
Employer's Guide to Managing and Mitigating the Risk of Bill C-45 Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute) location location Toronto

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