Michael S. Richards, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
In addition to maintaining his employment and labour practice, as Managing Partner of DLA Piper’s Toronto office Michael Richards is responsible for business planning, recruitment, budgeting and high-level strategic decisions while overseeing 140 personnel. Since his 2016 appointment, the office has seen substantial growth from 44 lawyers to more than 70. Richards has represented clients before various levels of court, before administrative tribunals, at arbitrations, in mediation and at other negotiations, including collective bargaining. He performs pro bono legal work through Pro Bono Ontario for the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario and Innocence Canada.
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