Danny Kaufer > Borden Ladner Gervais LLP > Montreal, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 900
Montréal, QC H3B 5H4

Work Department

Labour and Employment


Senior Counsel


Practice specializes in labour and employment law since 1979, representing Canadian employers across Canada in such matters as union certifications, negotiations, arbitrations, and employee terminations. Lectured in Labour Law and Contract Administration at the Faculty of Management and Centre for Continuing Education at McGill University. Speaks frequently at conferences, including international conferences on topics related to both labour and employment including the more recent growth of ESG and other issues which have impacted union growth. Called to the Québec Bar in 1979. Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is a member of the ABA Labor and Employment Section, the American Employment Law Council (AELC) (as well as being the only non-USA attorney on its Board of Directors)  the US Chamber of Commerce, and the National Retail Federation. He has authored and been involved in numerous publications, including Even More Questions Frequently Asked in Quebec Labour and Employment Law, and is co-author of the chapter on Canada in Global Labor and Employment Law, published by Oxford University Press, and the chapter on Canada in International Labour and Employment Laws2018 Cumulative Supplement published by Bloomberg BNA.


English, French


Member of the QBA, CBA, ABA, and IBA; a former Management Chair of the ABA’s International Labor and Employment (L&E) Law Subcommittee; Planning Committee member for the Section’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Committee since 2006, member of the ABA L&E Council (the only non-US attorney sitting on Council) and as indicated above member of the AELC and its Board of Directors.


LLB, McGill University, 1978; BCL, McGill University, 1977.


Married and the proud father of two (2) daughters, two (2) sons-in-law and three (3) grandchildren. Danny enjoys helping and mentoring those with whom he works.


Travel, golf, art & architecture.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Labour and employment

(Hall of Fame)

Danny KauferBorden Ladner Gervais LLP

From well-staffed platforms in key Canadian provinces, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP provides a full-service national labour and employment practice, which frequently secures key roles in precedent-setting matters. In a recent example, the firm represented Dell Canada in a landmark case discussing the vesting of long-term incentives. Toronto-based Jeffrey Mitchell led on the Dell Canada work; other recommended practitioners in Toronto include labour and employment litigator Matthew Certosimo and Clifford Hart, who handles a mix of contentious and advisory matters. Montreal remains the group’s most high-profile seat and houses several key partners, including seasoned senior counsel Danny Kaufer, national department head André Royer and Maryse Tremblay, who brings to bear extensive expertise in advising federally regulated employers. Other noted names include Vancouver-based Shelley-Mae Mitchell, who handles an array of labour, employment and human rights law, and dual UK- and Alberta-qualified Duncan Marsden in Calgary.