John A. Coleman

Managing Partner - Canada , Senior Partner

John Coleman

Montréal

T:+1 514.847.4503

F:+1 514.286.5474

John Coleman is Managing Partner of our Canadian practice and sits on our global executive committee. He is Chair of our Canadian management committee.

Mr. Coleman practises employment and labour law. For the past 25 years, he has focused on matters pertaining to federally regulated industries such as banking, transportation and communications companies. He has appeared on numerous occasions before the Canada Industrial Relations Board, labour arbitrators and the courts as counsel for major private and public sector clients.

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  • Year of call
    Quebec 1981
  • Law school
    LL.B./B.C.L., McGill University, 1980
  • Education
    B.A., Jurisprudence (Rhodes Scholar), University of Oxford, 1978
    B.A.(Hons.), McGill University, 1975
  • Selected client work

    Mr. Coleman has acted as counsel to the following clients:

    • CN (lead labour counsel in connection with its privatization process)
    • National Bank
    • Bell Mobility
    • Maritime Employers Association
    • Canada Post
    • Brink’s
    • Aeroplan (lead labour and employment advisor in the creation of its income trust)
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2012-2015 - Labour and Employment Law
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2012 and 2014: recommended in Employment Law and Labour Relations
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2013: recommended in Employment Law (Management); Labour Relations (Management)
    • The International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers, 2011-2013
    • Guide to the World’s Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers, 2011
    • PLC Which Lawyer? Cross-border Labour and Employee Benefits Handbook
    • Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year, 2009 - Labour and Employment Law, Montréal
  • Memberships and activities
    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Secretary, Quebec Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee
    • Former lecturer, Labour Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University
      (1998-2008)