Dentons’ Vancouver office has recruited Blake, Cassels & Graydon employment partner Eleni Kassaris.
Kassaris had been with Blake, Cassels & Graydon for more than 14 years.
Earlier in her career, she had been a lawyer at Stikeman Elliott.
She will head the employment and labour group in Dentons’ Vancouver office.
Her expertise includes all aspects of employment and labour law, privacy law, and litigation and dispute resolution. Her practice covers commercial cybersecurity, workplace crisis management and executive compensation.
Kassaris advises on general contractual disputes, wrongful dismissal litigation, post-employment competition by former employees, human rights violations in the workplace, privacy and cybersecurity matters, workers compensation, and occupational health and safety matters, compliance with employment standards and executive compensation matters.
John Sandrelli, managing partner of Dentons’ Vancouver office, said: “As we continue to expand our depth in various areas to deliver our world-class client service offerings, we are delighted to strengthen our team with someone of Eleni’s calibre. Eleni’s strong profile in the employment and labour sector, combined with her unique ability to skillfully guide and counsel her clients at every stage of their dispute, will yield significant added value to our clients. I am thrilled that Eleni has selected Dentons as her law firm of choice to grow our practice and lead the team.”
Jillian Frank, partner and Canada’s chief talent officer, said: “We are pleased to welcome Eleni to Dentons, as well as to our local and national employment and labour practice. Our clients and colleagues will benefit from Eleni’s diverse practice and experienced approach to solving complex issues, as well as her deep and sound understanding of employment and labour law, privacy law, and litigation and dispute resolution. She is a dedicated team player, a natural leader, and will undoubtedly add tremendous value to the firm.”