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Lawrence Witt is an experienced labour, employment and human rights law practitioner. He regularly acts on behalf of clients in labour and employment litigation matters before administrative tribunals, arbitration tribunals as well as first instance and appellate level courts. Lawrence has developed considerable expertise in electronic discovery and data preservation, the drafting and pleading of injunction applications seeking the enforcement of restrictive covenants, return of information and the preservation of evidence.

Lawrence counsels and represents clients from diverse sectors, including retail, hospitality, sports and entertainment and manufacturing in matters relating to union certifications, negotiations, hiring, workplace restructuring, dismissals and disciplinary matters, as well as the drafting of complex agreements, workplace policies and codes of conduct.

He is frequently called upon to lecture to various audiences, including continuing legal education seminars, on topics focused on hiring and workplace issues such as workplace privacy, the use of social media, workplace harassment, workplace investigations and attendance management.

Lawrence is a Wexner Heritage Fellow (Class of 2019), a prestigious leadership training institute founded by businessman and philanthropist Leslie Wexner, Chairman of L Brands, a global retail empire that includes Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works.

Prior to his career in law, Lawrence worked as a sales and marketing manager for an international airline and during his studies, he was a legal intern with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Lawrence also served in the military as a tank driver in the armoured corps.

He is actively involved in various community organizations and was the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal delegate to the Board of Directors of the Miriam Home and Services, an organization supporting people with intellectual disabilities and pervasive development disorders. Mr. Witt is actively involved with the boards and executive committees of a private school, a museum and other not-for-profit organizations in Montréal. In 2017, Lawrence was chosen to co-chair the Montreal delegation of the March of the Living, an annual educational program bringing individuals from around the world to Poland and Israel to study the history of the Holocaust and the consequences of prejudice and intolerance.

In addition, Lawrence Witt acts as a consultant to the Legal Information Clinic at McGill in matters relating to labour, employment and human rights law.

Location

  • 1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 3700
    Montréal, QC H3B 4W5
    Canada

Languages

  • English
  • French

Education

  • University of Montreal, LL.B., graduated 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Quebec, 2004

Miller Thomson LLP
Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Labour and Employment Law

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