Marc Ouellet Associate Counsel

Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2004 - Quebec

Primary office:  Montréal

Marc Ouellet

Marc Ouellet is an associate counsel in Gowling WLG's Montreal office, where he is a member of the Labour, Employment & Equalities Group. His practice focuses on unfair competition, human rights, and privacy and confidentiality.

Marc has advised and represented clients in numerous litigation matters involving termination of employment, breach of non-competition and non-solicitation covenants, and injunctive relief to stop illegal picketing.

He also assists his clients in collective and individual bargaining, and develops strategies to help them comply with various legislative obligations. Additionally, he drafts contracts and policies for them, and generally provides advice on all aspects of labour and employment law.

Throughout his career, during which he has served as both in-house counsel and in private practice, Marc has acquired a great deal of experience in a variety of economic sectors, from transportation to financial institutions. He enjoys providing practical advice based on his clients' business realities, and has a knack for being attuned to their operational concerns.

He practices law in both English and French.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

    • Community
      Vice-President, Fondation des Auberges du Cœur (since 2015)
  • 2015

    • Community
      Vice-President, Ressources Jeunesses de St-Laurent (2007-2015)
  • 2004

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Quebec
  • 2002

    • Education
      Université de Montréal, LL.B.
  • 1999

    • Education
      Université de Montréal, B.A. (History)
  • Nathalie-Anne Béliveau, with Marc Ouellet's collaboration, Les normes du travail, 2nd ed., Cowansville, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2011.

Representative Work

  • Advised a multinational transportation company on all general aspects of employment and labour law, as well as other legal aspects of human resources management (human rights, confidentiality, etc.).
  • Counsel for securities firms and other employers in litigation relating to breach of employment covenants (non-competition, non-solicitation, etc.).