Danny J. Kaufer Ad. E.

Partner

Executive Summary

Mr. Kaufer focuses his practice on labour and employment law. He is widely recognized for his expertise in negotiation and arbitration and has been involved in many high-profile certification matters. He represents employers before federal and provincial authorities as well as before various arbitration boards across Canada.

Mr. Kaufer has spoken extensively at events hosted by the American Bar Association's Labour and Employment Section, more specifically its International Labour and Employment Committee, of which he is immediate past Management Chair. He is also a member of the Planning Committee for the Section's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Committee of the American Bar Association's Labour and Employment Law section.

Mr. Kaufer is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Mr. Kaufer has taught labour law and contract administration at McGill University's Faculty of Management and is on the board of editors of the Federated Press journal Management Rights.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Business and Human Rights: Human Trafficking," American Employment Law Council (AELC), October 2016 (Naples, Florida).
  • Speaker, "Where is my Labour Act," Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE), September 2016 (Winnipeg, Manitoba).
  • Speaker, "Canadian Landscape," National Finance Industry Employment Law Committee (NFIELC), June 2016 (Chicago, Illinois).
  • Speaker, "Free Trade Agreements in International Law," American Employment Law Council (AELC), October 2015 (Ojai, California).
  • Speaker, "Cross-Border Performance Management Issue," International Bar Association Annual Conference, October 2015 (Vienna, Austria).
  • Speaker, "The Rights of Unions and Other Representatives," Employment Lawyers Association-ABA, September 2015 (London, United Kingdom).
  • Speaker, "Tough Topics – Labour," Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE), September 2015 (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
  • Speaker, "Enforcing Trade Agreements: Jordan FTA, NAFTA and Beyond," American Bar Association (ABA), May 2014 (Tel Aviv, Israel).
  • Speaker, "Employment Responsibilities," International Financial Law Review (IFLR), European In-house Counsel Summit, Chair of the Panel, January 2013 (London, United Kingdom).
  • Speaker, "The Patriots Act: How Far does it Extend?," U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Labour Relations Committee Meeting, November 2012 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Speaker, "Managing in a Multinational Workforce in a Global Marketplace," American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, November 2012 (Atlanta, Georgia).
  • Speaker, "Employment Agreements and Restrictive Covenants (non-competes, confidentiality, intellectual property assignments) for use in the U.S. and internationally," American Employment Law Council (AELC), October 2012 (Greensboro, Georgia).
  • Speaker, "The Recent Canadian Law Changes and its Effect on the Retail Sector: Spam Legislation," National Retail Federation, October 2012 (Dallas, Texas).
  • Speaker, "Getting the Deal Done in the Age of the Internet," Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, September 2012 (St. John's, Newfoundland).
  • Speaker, "What makes Canada a "leader" in Labor and Employment," National Finance Employers Law Council, June 2012 (New York City, NY).
  • Speaker, "Multinational Employment Relations in a Mid-size Country; Canada and the Global Marketplace," American Bar Association, May 2012 (Paris, France).
  • Speaker, "Canadian Law update," U.S. Chamber of Commerce, May 2012 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Speaker, "International Employment Law," National Retail Federation, April 2012 (Longboat Key, Florida).
  • Speaker, "Track II - Give me your lunch Money! Dealing with Bullies in Today's WorkPlace," American Bar Association, March 2012 (San Francisco, California).
  • Co-author, Even More Questions Frequently Asked in Québec Labour & Employment Law, Thomson Carswell, Toronto, 2008.
  • Co-author, More Questions Frequently Asked in Québec Labour & Employment Law, Carswell, Toronto, 2005.
  • Co-author, 14 Questions Frequently Asked in Québec Labour & Employment Law, Carswell, Toronto, 2002.
  • Co-author, Québec Labour & Employment Law: Frequently Asked Questions, Carswell, Toronto, 2002.
  • Co-author, Between Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Canadian Media Guild (Local 213 of the Newspaper Guild): Grievance of Denis-Martin Chabot: Grievance Arbitration, 1995.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2017 and 2016 editions of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Employment & Labour: Nationwide, Employment & Labour: Québec (2017); Employment & Labour: Ontario (2016)).
  • Recognized in the 2017, 2016 and 2015 editions of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Employment & Labour).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2011) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Labour and Employment Law).
  • Recommended in the 2017 and 2016 editions of the Legal 500 Canada (Labour and Employment).
  • Recognized in the 2016 and 2014 editions of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Management Labour and Employment).
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: Labour and Employment.
  • Recognized in the 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2013 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Employment Law, Labour Relations).
  • Recognized in The International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers 2013 (Among the top ten international labour and employment attorneys in the world).
  • Recognized in the 2015 edition (Management Labour & Employment) and in the 2014 edition (and since 2005) of Who's Who Legal (Labour and Employment Law).
  • Fellow at the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.