James Harnum is a member of the Pension and Employee Benefits Group.
Prior to joining Koskie Minsky, James completed his articles at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, where he clerked for Justices Eileen Gillese and Janet Simmons and the Associate Chief Justice of Ontario, Dennis O’Connor.
James received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School and his B.A. from the University of Toronto. While at law school, James summered at Ecojustice, a charitable organization that practices strategic environmental litigation. He also spent a term in the Workers’ Rights Division of Parkdale Community Legal Services, served as a research assistant to Sara Slinn, a labour law professor, and was a staff member at the Workers’ Action Centre in Downtown Toronto.
James assists unions, employees, pension plans and trustees in all aspects of pension and benefits administration, but his practice primarily concerns working with employees of insolvent companies. He has worked for the employees and retirees of numerous companies under creditor protection, including Nortel, Catalyst Paper Corporation, Hollinger Canadian Publishing Holdings, Timminco, Vicwest and Domgroup.
Osgoode Hall Law School
University of Toronto
Called to the Bar
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