Danny J. Kaufer

Ad. E.

Senior Counsel & Co-Chair, Sports & Gaming Law Group

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Danny is widely recognized for his expertise in negotiation and arbitration and has been involved in many high-profile certification matters.

He represents employers before federal and provincial authorities as well as before various arbitration boards across Canada.

He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Danny has spoken extensively at events hosted by the American Bar Association's Labour and Employment Section, more specifically its International Labour and Employment Committee, of which he is immediate past Management Chair.

He is also a member of the Planning Committee for the Section's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Committee of the American Bar Association's Labour and Employment Law section.

Danny has taught labour law and contract administration at McGill University's Faculty of Management and is on the board of editors of the Federated Press journal Management Rights.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, National Retail Federation
  • Member, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Member, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Community Involvement

  • Co-President, Hadassah WIZO Golf Tournament

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2015 and 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Employment Law, Labour Relations)
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Employment & Labour: Québec) and from 2022-2016 (Employment & Labour: Nationwide), and also recognized in the 2016 edition (Employment & Labour: Ontario)
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Labour, Employment & Benefits) and in the 2016 and 2014 editions (Management Labour and Employment)
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2011) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Labour and Employment Law)
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2015) of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Employment & Labour)
  • Recognized in the 2023, 2022, 2019, 2017 and 2016 editions of The Legal 500 Canada as a "Leading Lawyer” (Labour & Employment)
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: Labour and Employment
  • Recognized in The International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers 2013 (Among the top ten international labour and employment attorneys in the world)
  • Recognized in the 2015 edition (Management Labour & Employment) and in the 2014 edition (and since 2005) of Who's Who Legal (Labour and Employment Law)
  • Fellow at the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 1979
  • LLB, McGill University, 1978
  • BCL, McGill University, 1977