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Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova

Associate Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2017

Dasha is a confident and compassionate litigator with a focus on labour and employment law. A trusted problem solver, Dasha provides counsel that reflects her clients’ needs and protects their interests by ensuring that compliant policies, procedures and bylaws are in place. She is a former Canadian national team athlete and two-time Pan American champion, and brings the same level of focus and competitive energy to helping her clients meet their business objectives.

Dasha is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group and Workplace Law Group. Her practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, professional liability, constitutional litigation and compliance and risk solutions. She works with a variety of companies and organizations on various employment-related matters, such as drafting contracts and policies. She also has experience with unionized environments, including labour issues, and assists various sports and arts organizations, with a focus on governance.

Dasha has appeared as counsel before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and as co-counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada in Her Majesty the Queen v. Gerard Comeau in 2017.

Other Languages

Russian

Awards & Recognition

  • Havergal College Hall of Distinction Inductee, 2019
  • Western University Humanitarian Award, 2015

Professional Involvement

Professional Activities

  • President, AthletesCAN, the Association of Canadian National Team Athletes
  • Ombudsperson, 2019 Pan American Games
  • Board Member, Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, 2013-2019 (appointed by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Bal Gosal and re-appointed by the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Hon. Carla Qualtrough)
  • Treasurer, Shakespeare in the Ruff
  • Panam Sport Legal Commission

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association

Selected Speaking Engagements

“Sport System 101,” “Athletes on Boards: The Politics of Sport” and “Advocacy in Action: A Look at Today’s National and International Issues Impacting Canadian Athletes,” AthletesCAN Forum, September 19-22, 2019.

“The Status of Anti-Doping Affairs: Implications for Dispute Resolution in Canada,” Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada Mediator and Arbitrator Conference, November 2, 2018.

“Awarding Costs in a Non-For-Profit Sector,” Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada Mediator and Arbitrator Conference, May 6, 2017.

“Athlete Agreements: Who, What, When, Why & How?,” AthletesCAN Forum, September 23, 2017.

Standardized Canadian Athlete Agreement Template, 2016.

“Athlete Agreements: Standardized Clauses, Annotated Agreements – What Does It All Mean?,” AthletesCAN Forum, October 22, 2016.

The Future of Athlete Agreements in Canada, 2015.

Insights

Publications Article Oct 24, 2019 Managing Terminations: Q&A

Education

  • JD, Western University, 2016
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), University of Toronto, 2012