Ellen is an experienced, efﬁcient and practical commercial & civil litigator, employment, and commercial lawyer.
Former firms & in-house roles:
Home Depot Canada; Davis LLP; Slaughter and May; Aird & Berlis LLP
At Caravel Law, Ellen represents a wide range of clients on commercial and civil litigation, employment and human rights legal matters. Her clients have included Primus Telecommunications, Cintex International and Jones Lang LaSalle.
Ellen has extensive experience with summary judgment motions, and cases involving damage to property, occupier’s liability, contract disputes, breach of ﬁduciary duty and wrongful dismissal. She has conducted examinations for discovery in complex, multi-party matters. Ellen has regularly represented clients before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Labour Board. She has also represented clients at pre-trial conferences, conducted mediations, and drafted legal opinions, and motion and litigation pleadings.
Ellen advises a wide range of clients with respect to the negotiation and drafting executive service agreements, director appointment letters, employment agreements, severance agreements, consulting agreements and compensation packages.
Queen’s University, (LL.B.) 2004
Dalhousie University, (B.A.) 2001
“Worked with Ellen Swan who was very professional and responsive. She provided candid, no-nonsense advice and guidance.”
– John, Employment Matter