Elisa Scali Partner


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 1997 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0224

Fax: +1 613-563-9869

Email: elisa.scali@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa



Elisa Scali

Elisa is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office and a member of the firm’s national Employment, Labour & Equalities Practice Group.  

Elisa works closely with employers to assist them in achieving and maintaining compliance with employment laws and offers practical solutions to managing and minimizing employment-related legal risks. She regularly provides advice to employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment and background checks, employment agreements, incentive compensation plans, non-solicitation/non-competition agreements, confidentiality and intellectual property agreements, employee absenteeism and disability, human rights, workplace violence and harassment, employee policies, and discipline and dismissal.

In addition to employment law, Elisa also practices in the area of insurance defence, with a primary focus on disability and life insurance claims.

Elisa is experienced in mediation and assists our clients with dispute resolution. Our clients can also rely on Elisa to represent them resolutely in the defence of a legal proceeding. She has appeared as counsel at all levels of court within Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, and the Court of Appeal.

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Active in the legal and local community, Elisa has spoken on a wide variety of topics relating to insurance law and employment law for the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association, Lorman Education Services, County of Carleton Annual Civil Litigation Conference, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario and Gowlings' in-house seminars. She has also been a seminar leader at the Bar Admission Course.

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