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 
  • 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

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

"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