Jack is a Partner in our Halifax office and the Board Chair for McInnes Cooper. He practices labour and employment law throughout Atlantic Canada, with a focus on employment litigation, labour arbitration, collective bargaining, labour relations, human rights, workers compensation and occupational health and safety. Jack is national counsel for several customer contact and technology companies operating throughout Canada. Throughout his career he has developed a number of specialities, including representing employers in union-organizing campaigns, wrongful dismissal, acquisition of businesses, and amalgamations of public and private companies. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada and by Lexpert as a Leading Labour and Employment Law Practitioner since 2006. Jack is ranked in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
Jack is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, and the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, which is the leading management side labour and employment lawyers organization in Canada. He served as national President of CACE in 2015-2016 and still serves on its Board of Directors. Jack recently received the CACE Heenan Ross Volunteer of the Year Award for outstanding contributions to the organization.
Jack has been extensively involved in sport for many years. He is currently a Director Emeritus and Past Chair of the Board of Tennis Canada. He also serves on the Board of the International Tennis Federation as the first Canadian ever elected to this world-wide tennis governing body. Jack is also a member of the Board of Governors for Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary
In 2012 and 2013 Jack’s contributions to sport were recognized by his induction into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and by receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contribution to Canadian sport from the Canadian Olympic Association.
LL.B., Dalhousie University (1988)
B.Ed., Dalhousie University (1985)
B.A., Acadia University (1978)