Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2017

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  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Professional Involvement
  • Representative Matters
  • Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Selected Publications
  • Insights
  • Education

Dasha is a confident and compassionate litigator with a focus on labour and employment law. As a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Workplace Law, and Sports, Media & Entertainment Groups, her practice focuses on various employment and labour-related matters, such as drafting contracts and policies, grievances and collective bargaining, as well as civil and commercial actions involving employment disputes. She also has experience with human rights-related matters. Dasha regularly advises clients with respect to accessibility issues in the workplace, and frequently conducts policy, ethical and statute-driven investigations for a wide range of clients.

Dasha has appeared as counsel before a variety of courts and tribunals in Ontario, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

As a former Canadian national team athlete, two-time Pan American champion and long-time athlete advocate and trusted sport advisor, Dasha assists athletes and artists, as well as the organizations that champion them with a focus on governance. She brings the same level of focus and competitive energy to helping her clients meet their business objectives.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada for her expertise in Labour & Employment Law
  • Havergal College Hall of Distinction Inductee, 2019
  • Western University Humanitarian Award, 2015

Professional Involvement

Professional Activities

  • Director of Sanctions and Outcomes for Abuse-Free Sport, Canada's Independent Safe Sport Mechanism
  • Ombudsperson, Team Canada, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
  • Member-at-Large, Ontario Bar Association Labour & Employment and Entertainment, Media and Communications sections 
  • Past 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


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

Teaching Engagements

  • Adjunct Professor, Sports Law, Western University

Representative Matters

Represented Zoeller Company in connection with its acquisition of Burke Water Systems Manufacturing Inc. / Burke Manufacture De Systѐmes A Eau Inc. and Bur-Cam Pumps Inc. / Les Pompes Bur-Cam Inc.

Selected Speaking Engagements

"Human Rights and Accommodation in the Workplace: The Rules of the Road," National Employment Law Forum, February 22, 2023. 

"Best Practices for Organizations to Create Inclusive Workplaces for People with Disabilities," Aird & Berlis Workplace Webinar, January 25, 2023.

“Aird & Berlis associate Dasha Peregoudova takes on new role,” Lexpert TV, September 6, 2022

“Governance and System Re-Engineering,” Brock University Centre for Sport Capacity’s 2021 Forum, Athletes First: The Promotion of Safe Sport in Canada, June 17, 2021.

"Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act: Legal Compliance with Web Accessibility and Accessibility Compliance Reports," Aird & Berlis LLP Workplace Webinar, June 10, 2021.

"Workplace Vaccinations: Legal Considerations and Recommendations for Employers," Aird & Berlis LLP Workplace Webinar, May 19, 2021.

"2021 AODA Web Accessibility Requirements," Branded Productions Webinar, March 31, 2021.

"2021 Business Planning for Young Leaders: Tips and Tricks for a Successful Year," Aird & Berlis LLP Webinar, March 4, 2021.

"Key Developments in Employment Law in 2020," Ontario Bar Association, February 6, 2021.

"Top Labour and Employment Trends From 2020: Preparing for the Unpredictable," Aird & Berlis Workplace Webinar, February 2, 2021.

Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Online Session, November 24, 2020.

AthletesCAN & Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission Rule 50 Webinar, June 7, 2020.

"The Legal Implications of Managing a Remote Workplace," Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Webinar, May 12, 2020.

"Update on the Impact of COVID-19 on Our Workplaces: Q&A for Employers," Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Webinar, April 7, 2020.

"The Coronavirus and Our Workplaces," Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Webinar, March 11, 2020.

"Webinar: The Implications of World Athletics' Regulations on Female Athletes with Differences of Sexual Development," The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, February 28, 2020.

"Top Labour and Employment Trends 2019: A Look Back, A Look Forward," Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Webinar, January 29, 2020.

"Managing Terminations: A Practical Overview and Employment Law Update," Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Webinar, September 26, 2019.

“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.

Selected Publications

"Most Significant Cases in Employment Law – 2022," Co-authored with Zachary Sippel and Ljubica Durlovska (HRC Law Professional Corp.), Ontario Bar Association's Labour & Employment Law Section, February 21, 2023.

"Developments in Employment Law in 2021, and What’s Ahead in 2022," Co-authored with Jessica Schissler, Ontario Bar Association's Labour & Employment Law Section, February 23, 2022.

"Workplace Law Year in Review (and Looking Ahead to 2022)," Co-authored with Jessica Schissler, Aird & Berlis LLP Workplace Law Bulletin, December 31, 2021.

"Key Developments in Employment Law in 2020,"  Ontario Bar Association's Labour & Employment Law Section, February 6, 2021.

"COVID-19 and the Workplace: Remote Working Legal Considerations and Recommendations," Co-authored with Fiona Brown and Michael Horvat, Aird & Berlis LLP Workplace Law Bulletin, May 26, 2020.


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