Alex Ognibene is an associate in the firm’s Labour & Employment Group in Toronto. He represents clients in a variety of matters, including labour relations and arbitration, employment standards, human rights, wrongful dismissal, occupational health and safety, and employment issues arising in corporate transactions.
Alex joined McCarthy Tetrault in 2018, after articling at a prominent labour and employment law boutique in Toronto. Following his call to the bar, he completed a ten-month pupillage in commercial barristers’ chambers in London, England, on the Harold G. Fox Scholarship.
During law school, Alex won the National Labour Arbitration Competition and argued a pro bono appeal at the Health Professions Appeal & Review Board. He also volunteered at The 519 Legal Clinic, which provides free advice to members of Toronto’s LGBTQIA community. Prior to entering law school, Alex worked at a labour and employment law publishing house and was a public policy and entrepreneurship intern at a national small business advocacy organization.
Alex earned his JD and Honours BA (with High Distinction) from the University of Toronto. He received several awards for academic achievement, including his law school’s Contract Law Prize and the Louis Savlov Scholarship in Peace & Conflict Studies. Alex was a research assistant to professors at the Faculty of Law and the Munk School of Global Affairs, and the first Canadian Presidential Fellow with the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress in Washington, D.C. He has also studied abroad at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, UK, and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Alex was called to the Ontario bar in 2017. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.