Ruben Goulart is a partner at Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP, a leading labour and employment firm based in Mississauga (west of Toronto). He is an accomplished human resources lawyer with 27 years of experience, supporting both unionized and non-unionized environments. He represents employers as lead counsel on an array of legal issues including employment litigation, labour relations, and occupational health & safety. Ruben is also comfortable offering strategic advice to clients undergoing significant transition, particularly in the context of corporate transactions. He enjoys positioning himself as an integral member of the management team for the companies he represents. Ruben’s recent experience includes acting as lead counsel for a foreign based employer in a claim against departing executives who commenced a competitive venture. He also recently advised a client on the closure of three facilities affecting 1,100 employees across Canada, as a consequence of a national retailer’s insolvency. Ruben was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992, and has practised exclusively in Mississauga. He previously served as Corporate Secretary to the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga for 18 years.