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James Jeffrey


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University of Alberta, Juris Doctor, 2016

University of Calgary, Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), 2013

Bar admission: Alberta 2017
Aerospace, Agribusiness, food and beverage, Franchises, dealerships and distributorships, Construction, Financial services, Government and not for profit, Life sciences, Oil and gas, Power, Real estate, Renewables and energy transition, Start-up and early-stage companies, Technology
Practice areas:
Occupational health and safety, Privacy and data protection, Employment litigation, Employment and labour, Trade secrets, Intellectual property, Mediation, Litigation and dispute resolution


James's focus is on advising employers on employment issues including:

  • Termination and layoff strategies
  • Employment standards, human rights obligations, and privacy law
  • Hiring policies and practices
  • Corporate mergers, sales, and takeovers
  • Personnel procedures and policies

He works with employers and employees with respect to restrictive covenants, non-competition issues, and fiduciary duties; employment and independent contractor agreements, consulting agreements, and employer policies; and employment-related litigation.

James also advises his clients on collective bargaining and labour disputes and represents them in grievance arbitrations and labour board proceedings.

Professional involvement

Professional associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association


Recent honours and recognition

BD&P Employment & Labour Group named 2023 Reader's Choice in the Employment & Labour Law – Full Service Firm category by Canadian HR Reporter