Brian D. Mulroney  


Executive Summary

Brian D. Mulroney is a partner in the Labour and Employment Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and was Managing Partner — Professional of the Toronto office from 2008 to 2017. He was also leader of the Firm's Toronto Labour and Employment Group from 2001 to 2007.

Brian has extensive experience in advising in connection with wrongful dismissal litigation, including numerous trials and appeals on behalf of a variety of private and public sector clients.

He has acted as counsel for employers appearing before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and labour arbitrations. He has also acted as an employer spokesperson during labour negotiations.

Brian has considerable experience in representing employers before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Representative Work

  • Bargained three collective agreements on behalf of purchaser of large manufacturing business in CCAA in 2016-17.
  • Acted on behalf of Board of Directors of multi-national company in directing harassment investigation in 2017.
  • Acts for several private sector employers in the manufacturing, tech, service and retail sectors in a variety of employment law matters, including executive and managerial employment contracts and terminations.
  • Provides employment law advice to non-profit organizations with particular emphasis on healthcare and social service employers.
  • Represents both private- and public-sector employers in employment-related litigation at the trial and appellate level.
  • Represents both private- and broad public-sector employers in Ontario Labour Relations Board matters, labour arbitrations and bargaining.
  • Extensive experience in acting on behalf on a variety of employers and service providers in responding to Applications to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, alleging discrimination in employment or provision of services.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Doing Business in Canada Seminars," Jackson Lewis LLP, New York, April 2014 and Akron, Ohio, November 2014.
  • Speaker, "5th Annual Mental Health Course", Federated Press, December 2013
  • Speaker, "3rd Annual Mental Health Course," Federated Press, June 2012.
  • Speaker, "Doing Business in Canada Seminars," Jackson Lewis LLP, Boston, November 2011 and New York, September 2011.
  • Speaker, "2nd Workplace Mental Health Course," Federated Press, September 2011.
  • Chair, Canadian Institute Conference: "Workforce Restructuring," July 2009.
  • Speaker, "Charter Updates and Recent Supreme Court of Canada Decisions: The Labour Relations Implications," Insight Conference, May 2009.
  • Chair, The Canadian Institute Conference on Duty to Accommodate, January 2009.
  • Speaker, Federated Press: "10th Annual Retention and Recruitment," September 2008.
  • Speaker, "Cross-Canada Employment Law Update - Ontario," Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, September 2008.
  • Speaker, "Meeting Your Duty to Accommodate," Infonex, October 2007.
  • Speaker, "Recruitment and Retention," Federated Press, September 2007.
  • Speaker, "Meeting Your Duty to Accommodate," Infonex Conference, October 2005.
  • Speaker, "Key Information and Practical Advice on Employment Law," Infonex Conference, March 2005.
  • Speaker, Seventh Annual Employment Law Summit, November 2006.
  • Speaker, Sixth Annual Employment Law Summit, November 2005.
  • Speaker, Fifth Annual Employment Law Summit, November 2004.
  • Speaker, "Medical Emergencies and the Law," Osgoode Hall Conference, September 2003.
  • Speaker, "Labour and Employment Law Aspects of Buying and Selling a Business," Law Society of Upper Canada, January 2003.
  • Chair, Lexis/Nexis Conference on Occupational Health and Safety, November 2002.
  • Speaker, University of Toronto/Lancaster House Conference on Human Rights, Labour Relations and WSIB, June 2000.
  • Speaker, "The Six-Minute Employment Lawyer," May 2000.
  • Speaker, Osgoode Hall Conference on Employment Law, April 2000.
  • Speaker, "Dismissals in a Climate of Business Change," Federated Press Conference, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
  • Speaker, Federated Press Due Diligence Conferences, September 1997 and April 1999.
  • Speaker, "Issues in Employment Law," The Canadian Institute Seminar, August 1992.
  • Speaker, "Employment Law Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions," Canadian Bar Association Ontario Seminar, 1986.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition (and since 2006) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Labour and Employment Law).
  • Recognized as an eminent practitioner in the 2018 edition (and since 2016) of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Employment & Labour (Ontario)).
  • Recommended in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Canada (Labour & Employment).
  • Recognized in the 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Employment & Labour).
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Employment Law). Also recognized in 2015, 2014 and 2013 for Employment Law — Labour and Employment Law — Management.
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (Labour, Employment & Benefits).
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.