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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

  • 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

Memberships

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

Selected Speaking Engagements

"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

"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.

Education

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