Ruben Goulart is an accomplished human resources lawyer with over 30 years of experience, supporting both unionized and non-unionized environments. He manages his own law firm, Goulart Workplace Lawyers, with 5 other lawyers. Ruben represents employers as lead counsel on an array of legal issues including employment and human rights litigation, labour relations, and occupational health & safety. He is also very comfortable offering strategic legal advice to clients undergoing significant transition, particularly in the context of corporate transactions and re-organizations (having spent most of his career at a business law firm practicing HR law). He enjoys positioning himself as an integral member of the management team for the companies he represents. Ruben was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992. He previously served as Corporate Secretary to the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga for 18 years, and is currently on the Board of Heart House Hospice in Peel Region.