Andrea York
Andrea York
(416) 863-5263
(416) 863-2653
199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1998
Andrea is the Practice Group Leader of the Blakes National Employment & Labour group and co-chair of the firm's Privacy group. She is an experienced advocate with over 20 years of experience in the areas of employment and privacy law. Her practice is devoted exclusively to advising employers on employment and privacy law matters. Andrea has appeared before all levels of the Ontario courts and at the Supreme Court of Canada, and she regularly defends employers in human rights and wrongful dismissal claims. In addition, Andrea provides employers with day-to-day compliance, regulatory, and strategic advice, and works with clients on the preparation of employment and termination agreements. Andrea also regularly advises on the employment law and privacy law aspects of commercial transactions, including M&A transactions, reorganizations, insolvencies and outsourcing transactions. Andrea works with employers across a variety of industries, including banking and financial services, retail, manufacturing, medical and consumer products, technology, pharma, and marketing and advertising. Andrea is also a member of the Blakes NITRO team, and a member and past Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at Blakes.
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