Karen Ensslen is a partner at Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP. She represents unions, associations, workers and pensioners in a wide variety of legal proceedings. Karen advocates for her clients regularly in labour arbitration, human rights, professional discipline and other administrative proceedings, and has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.
Karen provides comprehensive, strategic advice to her clients about all aspects of labour and employment law, including human rights, pay equity, and pension matters. Karen has also had the privilege of representing the interests of employees and pensioners in employer insolvencies.
Karen graduated from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and has a B.A. cum laude in economics and history from Columbia University. In law school, Karen was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Equality and was a member of the winning team at the 2009 Wilson Moot. Karen is active in the legal community and has been a program chair, moderator and featured speaker for the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers (CALL), and Lancaster House.