Richelle Pollard

Partner, Employment & Labour Law, KPMG Law LLP


KPMG in Canada

Richelle provides advice to a wide range of clients in both the private and public sectors in management side employment law with a particular focus on wrongful competition, executive compensation, and wrongful dismissal issues. She has successfully litigated cases before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal as well as private commercial arbitration proceedings and has conducted hearings before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. Richelle has extensive experience in the insurance brokerage industry advising on employee mobility and book of business ownership issues.

Richelle’s primary objective when working with clients is to provide timely and insightful legal advice that is appropriately tailored to the client’s business and economic needs and objectives. 

Professional Experience 

Employment and Labour Law

  • Successfully defeated a claim for wrongful solicitation and disgorgement of profits in a lawsuit between two insurance brokerages 
  • Acted for a large international company in which summary judgement proceedings seeking damages for wrongful dismissal damages were defeated
  • Represented a large manufacturer in grievance proceedings in which a termination for cause of a long service employee was upheld pursuant to a last chance agreement  

Human Rights 

  • Represented a large public institution in proceedings related to the elimination of workplace benefits for workers over the age of 65


  • LLB, University of Windsor

  • BA, Wilfred Laurier University

  • Called to the Ontario Bar (2010)