Alexis is a seasoned lawyer with expertise in both provincial and federal law regarding daily employment and labour matters. She regularly advises clients on employment standards and compliance matters, policies and agreements, performance management, hiring, termination and severance matters, human rights issues, labour relations, and all related litigation matters. Alexis has represented clients with success before Ontario courts and tribunals, including HRTO, OLRB, and WSIAT. She also has experience in collective bargaining negotiations, Ministry of Labour complaints and matters related to workplace health and safety. She is trained in conducting workplace harassment and violence investigations and has supported employers through workplace accident and fatality incidents.
Combining her academic background in socio-legal studies with her passion for advocacy and employment law, Alexis delivers practical and diverse business solutions for her clients. Prior to joining Levitt Sheikh, Alexis practised management-side in the employment and labour group of a national full-service law firm and later provided employment law services at the Toronto office of a global Big Four professional services firm. She has acted in a number of complex high-profile transactions as well as cross-border files for clients located within Canada and abroad in a range of industries.
Alexis earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Criminology from the University of Toronto. She later graduated cum laude on the Dean’s Honour List and won a number of awards from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, including the Emond Harnden Labour Law Prize. During law school, Alexis volunteered with a housing justice program for low-income tenants and served as a teaching assistant in the Dean’s Legal Research and Writing Fellowship program. She has also volunteered with Pro Bono Law Help Ontario’s employment legal advice hotline.
As a continuing contributor to the profession, Alexis regularly publishes on topical issues, including in Chambers Global Practice Guides and The Legal500 Country Comparative Guides, and has presented as a Canadian panelist in several international podcasts and webcasts. She recently returned to the University of Ottawa as a professor co-teaching an advanced course in Employment and Labour Advocacy for students in the Common Law section. Alexis is a member of a number of associations, including the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, and the Toronto Lawyers Association.
In her spare time, Alexis enjoys daily walks and workouts, stargazing, and frequenting Toronto restaurants in search of red wine and the city’s best charcuterie board.