Naomi is a skilled and tenacious advocate with experience acting on behalf of trade unions, employees and individuals. She practices labour and employment law, professional discipline, and criminal defence, and has particular expertise in managing concurrent criminal and regulatory proceedings.
Naomi regularly provides advice to trade unions and individual employees on matters involving discipline in the workplace, human rights issues, accommodation issues and harassment and bullying in the workplace, employment contracts, severance packages and wrongful dismissals. Naomi also has deep experience advising individuals facing investigations at work, by the Children’s Aid Society and/or Police, as well as by professional regulators, and also represents university students facing academic disciplinary proceedings. Naomi appears regularly before labour arbitrators, professional discipline bodies and other tribunals, has acted as counsel on a number of criminal trials before both the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Ontario, and has also appeared before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Naomi graduated from the McGill Faculty of Law where she received a Bachelor of Common Law and a Bachelor of Civil Law. She won the Blakes Scholar Award for academic achievement and extra-curricular engagement. While at McGill, Naomi represented students facing disciplinary proceedings, worked at a legal clinic for low-income individuals, served as co-chair of OutLaw McGill, and conducted legal research for the United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon through the McGill University International Criminal Justice Legal Clinic.
Before law school she completed a Master’s Degree in history at Northeastern University, played semi-professional baseball, and worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School. She holds a B.A. in History from Smith College.
Naomi is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers.