Alexa Sulzenko is a partner at the firm’s Toronto office. She joined the firm in 2013, prior to which she practiced as a civil litigator at a leading litigation boutique in Toronto. She completed her articles as a clerk to the Justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Alexa’s practice focuses on litigation, and she represents employers before courts, arbitrators, and administrative tribunals in all areas of labour and employment law. She also helps employers manage the risk of litigation and advises on terminations, human rights and accommodation, contractual and policy language, and other workplace issues.
Alexa has particular expertise in obtaining injunctive relief related to illegal strike actions, restrictive covenants and other contractual disputes, as well as with class proceedings, appeals, and commercial elements of employment disputes. She has argued on behalf of her clients before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Ontario Divisional Court and Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and other administrative tribunals.
Alexa works with employers ranging from public sector organizations to small businesses to multinational corporations, in a wide variety of sectors, including financial services, retail, health care, education and manufacturing. She is fluent in French.
Alexa volunteers as Duty Counsel in the Superior Court of Justice with Pro Bono Law Ontario.
Memberships and Professional Affiliations
- Law Society of Ontario
- The Advocates' Society
- Toronto Lawyers' Association
- Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
- Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions
Accommodation Issues in the Workplace; Wolters Kluwer; 2014; Contributing Author
“Hot Topic – Bill 148 – The New Workplace”, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers Seminar, November 2017; Panellist
“Effective Advocacy in Med-Arb”, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Seminar, October 2017; Panellist
“Managing Employee Terminations”, FWTA Client Seminar, September 2017; Moderator
“Bill 148 Update: Impact on the Employment Standards Act”, FWTA Client Seminar, December 2017; Moderator
“Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017”, FWTA Client Seminar, June 2017; Presenter
“Workplace Investigations”, FWTA Client Seminar, November 2015; Presenter
“When is a Health and Safety Violation Just Cause for Dismissal”, FWTA Client Seminar, May 2013; Presenter