Fred W. Headon
Assistant General Counsel - Labour and Employment Law

Air Canada

 
 
 
Mr. Headon was the President of the Canadian Bar Association in 2013/14. He was the first in-house counsel to serve in that capacity. He is also Chair of the CBA's Legal Futures Initiative. He has been a board member of CCCA and remains an active supporter of its work. Mr. Headon obtained his BA (1992) from the University of Winnipeg, and his LLB and BCL (1996) from McGill University. He was called to the Québec Bar in 1997. He began his career in private practice in the areas of labour and employment law, administrative and constitutional law, privacy law and civil litigation. Today, Mr. Headon leads a group of in-house professionals responsible for labour, employment, human rights and privacy matters who advise and represent Air Canada before various tribunals. In 2013, he was awarded the CCCA’s Professional Contribution Award and in both 2013 and 2015 was chosen by Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of Canada’s 25 most influential lawyers. He was awarded the distinction "avocat émérite" by the Barreau du Québec in 2015.


Year Called to the Bar:1997

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