Tala practices employer-side labour, employment and human rights law. Working with both unionized and non-unionized employers, Tala has worked with clients in various industry sectors and represented their interest before several levels of court and adjudicative bodies.
Tala’s practice also includes work in white collar crime where she has defended corporations and senior officers against regulatory and criminal charges. In 2014-2015 Tala worked along with senior partners on an eight-month criminal jury trial for charges laid under the Competition Act.
A graduate of the Osgoode Hall Law School, Tala was awarded the York International Mobility Award, the Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in Business Associations, and the National Association of Japanese Canadians & Roger Sachio Obata C.M. Prize in International Human Rights Law. While at Osgoode, Tala spent a semester working as an employment law caseworker at Parkdale Community Legal Clinic. She was also a Teaching Assistant for Osgoode’s first year criminal law class and a volunteer with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Tala grew up in Jordan and is fluent in Arabic. She provides support to clients in both English and Arabic.