February 7, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 38

Christina Persad

Christina is an associate in the Toronto office of Ogletree Deakins.

Christina holds a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from Ryerson University, and an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies from York University.

During her time in law school, Christina was a Research Assistant in the areas of Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Labour Organising. Christina also participated as an Oralist on the Osgoode Hall team in the Competition Law Moot, held by the Competition Bureau of Canada before the Federal Court of Appeal.

Christina has extensive experience in the fields of health and safety, risk assessment, and disability management. She continued to work full time as a Corporate Health and Safety Specialist for a federal telecommunications company while in law school. She has also worked as a health and safety specialist in pharmaceutical manufacturing and in the sustainable energy sector.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Christina Persad

The National Law Review has awarded Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. with the Article of the Year Thought Leadership Award for their coverage of Ontario's extended COVID-19 stay-at-home order. In April of 2021, the government of Ontario announced strict COVID-19 prevention measures for workplaces including retailers, big-box stores, construction sites, and more. Authors Christina Persad and Caroline M. DeBruin detailed the ever-changing requirements and restrictions in their article entitled "Ontario Extends COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order to May 20, Tightens Restrictions, and Increases Workplace Inspections." This article saw a significant viewership in 2021, providing employers and employees alike critical information at a key moment in the global pandemic.