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Joe Conforti


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4177
Fax:   416.979.1234

Joe Conforti is a partner in the Litigation Group and heads the Employment and Labour Group at Goodmans. His practice covers all aspects of human resources management for public and private sector employers and executives in diverse industry groups. With a focus on commercial transactions, Joe regularly provides strategic guidance regarding the employment and labour aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and insolvencies, as well as establishing Canadian operations.

Joe also provides ongoing employment services and human resources advice, including with respect to negotiating and drafting executive employment and consulting agreements; preparing bonus and compensation plans; implementing severance arrangements, corporate policies and procedures; compliance with occupational health and safety, human rights, employment standards, workplace privacy and other legal requirements; harassment and other workplace investigations; and restrictive covenants.

Joe appears regularly before the courts and at administrative tribunals and private arbitrations.

Joe has expertise in the area of defamation law, providing pre-publication and pre-broadcast advice to print, broadcast and internet media and conducted libel as well as copyright, trade-mark and confidential information litigation.


Joe is recognized as a leading employment lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (most frequently recommended), The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and Best Lawyers in Canada.

Joe has published several articles and spoken extensively at seminars and continuing legal education conferences about workplace issues.


Education University of California at Los Angeles (LL.M., 1988)
University of Toronto (LL.B., Gold Medalist, 1985)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario

Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)
The Advocates' Society
The Canadian-Italian Advocates Organization