LeeAnn Cupidio, LLB, joined the Sport Law & Strategy Group in 2010 after working as a criminal defense lawyer in Toronto for over eight years. She continues to maintain the skills she obtained in criminal practice, which included helping her clients with advocacy, diplomacy, confidentiality, impartiality, empathy, and patience.
LeeAnn has been able to successfully integrate her skills into the sport industry and especially enjoys assisting clients with mediation, arbitration, case management, and appeals. She has helped produce manuals and guidelines to assist organizations in their compliance with legislation dealing with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disability Act (AODA). LeeAnn has also helped several NSOs with their transition under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) and hopes to do the same for local and provincial sport organizations, once the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) comes into effect.
During her association with SLSG, LeeAnn has developed a particular interest in the areas of Dispute Resolution and Workplace Harassment. She has served as investigator, mediator and counsel in many sport-related disputes and acts as a case manager for sport organizations that choose to outsource their internal disputes. LeeAnn is certified in Workplace Investigations by the Human Resources Professionals Association and has conducted numerous bullying and harassment investigations on behalf of our National, Provincial and Local clients. You can read more about the workplace harassment investigation service here.
When not working, LeeAnn enjoys running, kayaking and spending time with her family at the cottage on Lake Huron.