Deloitte Legal Canada LLP
Michelle Cook is an Associate Lawyer in Deloitte Legal Canada LLP’s Employment and Labour Group. She is an experienced lawyer who has advised provincially and federally regulated employers on all aspects of the employment relationship including termination package negotiations, reviewing and drafting employment contracts, workplace policies, manuals and training materials, reviewing partnership agreements, and handling workplace discrimination and human rights complaints. She has regularly presented on various employment law topics.
In addition to her advisory practice, Michelle has extensively litigated and appealed employment law matters. She has appeared unsupervised before the Ontario Divisional Court, Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Employment Standards Investigations and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Her work has been published in numerous national law journals, including the Alberta Law Review, and she has spoken at national conferences on topics such as legal education and marijuana law. Michelle has successfully acted for clients in a number of a notable litigation matters and is an experienced and practical litigator.
Prior to working at Deloitte Legal Canada LLP, Michelle worked at a top tier regional law firm based in Toronto.
Michelle Cook is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (Juris Doctor) with a specialization in Labour and Employment Law, the University of Toronto (Honours Bachelor of Arts, with distinction) and La Cité (French language certificate).
At Osgoode, Michelle finished in the top 6% of her class. Michelle received numerous awards for her academic excellence, including Osgoode’s Labour Law Essay Prize and the Alexander David McKenzie scholarship for academic excellence and contributions to public life.
Professional and business affiliations
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Canadian Association for Counsel to Employers (CACE)
- The Advocates’ Society
- Toronto Lawyers Association
- Osgoode Certificate in Labour Law, Osgoode Hall Law School - April 2022
- Conducting Workplace Harassment Investigations, University of Toronto – April 2022