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Brandin O'Connor

Associate

Assistant

Sarah Creedon

Bio

Brandin advises management in all areas of workplace law, including the administration of collective agreements, employee discipline and dismissal, provincial employment standards, and drafting contracts and policies. Brandin maintains a broad labour and employment litigation practice and has acted for clients before Ontario’s Superior Court, Commercial List, Human Rights Tribunal, Labour Relations Board, and private arbitrators and mediators.

Brandin joined the firm following his articles at the Court of Appeal for Ontario where he clerked for Chief Justice Warren Winkler and Justice David Doherty. Brandin received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he graduated with the Bronze Medal in 2012. Prior to his articles, Brandin completed two summer terms at a national law firm. While at Osgoode, Brandin represented Canada in the International Finals of the American Bar Association’s Negotiation Competition in Copenhagen Denmark, where his team placed second.

Since joining the firm, Brandin has also provided public-sector advice on the constitutional obligations of government in collective bargaining under s. 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He has previously served as research assistant to constitutional scholar Peter Hogg in support of the 4th edition of Liability of the Crown. In law school, he was awarded the prize in constitutional law. Prior to law school, Brandin was a special assistant to the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Hon. Peter Milliken, M.P.

Brandin is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Cycle Toronto. He is also an instructor for Osgoode Hall Law School’s Lawyer as Negotiator course and volunteers as a Peer Mentor. He enjoys travelling and loud concerts. Brandin is from the small town of Belmont, Ontario.

Affiliations

  • Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
  • Ontario Bar Association / Canadian Bar Association (OBA/CBA)
  • Advocate’s Society
  • Toronto Lawyer’s Association (TLA)
  • Cycle Toronto
  • Toronto Board of Trade

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