Jacques is a co-founding partner of Emond Harnden. He has considerable experience in the areas of public/private partnerships, constitutional and administrative tribunals, negotiation/mediation of public and private sector collective agreements. In 2005, Jacques successfully represented the house of Commons before the Supreme Court of Canada in Vaid v. House of Commons. He also brings unique capabilities in the areas of employment issues arising from the purchase and sale of business, as well as in amalgamation and privatization matters, having managed both the privatization of very large organizations formerly operated by the federal government, and the amalgamation of local municipalities. Jacques has extensive experience in wrongful dismissal litigation and mediation, drafting employment contracts and has assisted in developing personnel policies and dealing with restructuring and downsizing of corporate organizations.
Jacques is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution. He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Jacques is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Advocates' Society.e