Matthew Stanton

Associate, Employment & Labour Law, KPMG Law LLP


KPMG in Canada

Matthew is a management-side employment and labour lawyer who advises private, public, and institutional clients on a wide range of complex matters. His practice includes both advisory and litigation work.

Matthew has advised employers on allegations of constructive and wrongful dismissal, contract drafting, human rights claims, occupational health and safety prosecutions, union grievances, and workplace training. He has also assisted with mediations, labour arbitrations, and various stages of litigation in Ontario’s courts and tribunals.

Prior to joining KPMG Law, Matthew articled at the Toronto office of a national firm and practiced at a boutique that specializes in employment law and executive compensation.

Professional and Industry Experience


  • Provided proactive advice to employers to ensure their internal policies and strategy are responsive to developments in employment legislation and the common law. 
  • Prepared legal opinions for multinational clients on issues relating to the restructuring or downsizing of their business. 


  • Engaged as co-counsel at various stages of the litigation process for dismissal claims and health and safety prosecutions, ranging from negotiation of the parties’ demands to trial. 
  • Obtained the dismissal of union grievances against private and public-sector employers before arbitral tribunals and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2020

  • JD, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2019

  • MPA, Queen’s University, 2014

  • BA, University of Western Ontario, 2012

  • Member, Alumni Advisory Council, Ontario Legislature Internship Programme

  • Lecturer, Law Plus Program, Brock University

  • Community Member, Housing and Homelessness Advisory Committee, Town of Lincoln