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WHO WE ARE

​Marshall Workplace Law is a boutique employment law firm based in Toronto with expertise in conducting external workplace investigations, audits, training, and mediations. We maintain the highest standards of ethical practice by tailoring our services to the individual needs of each client. When faced with addressing highly sensitive matters in the workplace, clients turn to us for clear, practical, and efficient solutions. We leverage our education, training, and experience to put our clients at ease when navigating complex circumstances.

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OUR COMMITMENT

As employment lawyers, we are uniquely positioned to understand the realities of the
contemporary workplace. Both internally and externally, we are committed to shaping the future of work. In all aspects, we pride ourselves on being fair, knowledgeable, respectful, and accommodating.

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MEET THE TEAM

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NATHANIEL
MARSHALL

FOUNDER, EMPLOYMENT LAWYER & WORKPLACE INVESTIGATOR

Nathaniel is the founder of Marshall Workplace Law. He is a prominent workplace investigator and is known for conducting complex investigations in a variety of sectors including police services, school boards, universities, hospitals, municipalities, and crown corporations. Nathaniel provides proactive solutions that are tailored to each client’s workplace culture and not only designs processes to address their specific needs, but also withstand legal scrutiny. Additionally, Nathaniel is sought out for his expertise in conducting investigations related to applicable human rights legislation, and specifically with regard to anti-Black racism. He received a Bachelor of Arts (Dean’s List) in Political Science, and a Juris Doctorate, both from Dalhousie University, where he was a member of the Indigenous Black & Mi’Kmaq Initiative. Nathaniel carries on a national practice and is called to the bar in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Nunavut.

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LAURA
SPANER

EMPLOYMENT LAWYER & WORKPLACE INVESTIGATOR

Laura brings seven years of legal experience to Marshall Workplace Law. She is a skilled interviewer with a detailed and practical approach to investigations. She has led numerous complex investigations. Most recently, she worked at Ombudsman Toronto, handling complex files about municipal unfairness and maladministration. Prior to this role, she worked for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, investigating matters involving sexual and physical abuse, fraud and improper billing practices, and unauthorized practice. She conducts her investigations through a trauma-informed lens. Laura has also worked as an administrative tribunal lawyer at a large municipality. Laura is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto.

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BECKY
LANGILLE-ROWE

EMPLOYMENT LAWYER & WORKPLACE INVESTIGATOR

Prior to joining Marshall Workplace Law, Becky (she/her/hers) worked at a national law firm where she practiced labour and employment law, at a boutique labour and employment firm, and a regional law firm in Northern Ontario. Becky has advised a diverse client base with respect to all areas of labour and employment law, including large national and multinational businesses, charities, universities, municipalities, start-ups, government agencies, and school boards. Additionally, Becky has conducted and reviewed workplace investigations in a compassionate and trauma-informed manner and provided training on related topics, including human rights and health and safety obligations. Owing to her interest in this field, Becky’s practice now focuses exclusively on conducting workplace investigations. Becky holds an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in Conflict Studies and Human Rights and a J.D. from Lakehead University.

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JORDAN 
GOODMAN

EMPLOYMENT LAWYER & WORKPLACE INVESTIGATOR

Jordan is a lawyer and workplace investigator at Marshall Workplace Law. Jordan brings a wealth of investigative experience to the firm, with experience working for both sides of intricate government investigations. Jordan formerly practiced law at a leading
national business-law firm, where he provided clients with holistic, plain-language and actionable advice in a variety of practice areas, including employment law, white-collar defence and regulatory law. In this role, Jordan acted as defence counsel on high-profile
criminal and quasi-criminal investigations. Following this, Jordan became a criminal investigator at Competition Bureau Canada and gained experience on the law enforcement side of government investigations. In this capacity, he worked on several complex cartel investigations, honing his investigative skillset. Jordan graduated with
distinction from Toronto Metropolitan University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology, with minors in Law and Psychology. Jordan went on to receive his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Ottawa’s English Common Law program.

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SUMMER 
SOMANI

EMPLOYMENT LAWYER & WORKPLACE INVESTIGATOR

Summer is a lawyer and workplace investigator at Marshall Workplace Law. Prior to joining the firm, Summer spent five years at a large financial institution providing advice on complex employee issues and conducting workplace investigations. Summer approaches all workplace investigations in a thoughtful manner. She is compassionate and empathetic, while understanding the importance of remaining neutral and objective. Summer has investigated allegations of workplace harassment (bullying), sexual harassment, toxic work environment, and human rights violations (discrimination). In addition to workplace investigations, Summer supported different lines of business with employee matters, including discipline/performance management, termination, and accommodation. She also managed human rights and unjust dismissal complaints. Before her role at the financial institution, Summer practiced in the areas of employment and insurance law for three years. Summer holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and a Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor. 

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AKIF
NOMANI

EMPLOYMENT LAWYER & WORKPLACE INVESTIGATOR

Akif is a lawyer and workplace investigator at Marshall Workplace Law. As an experienced and trusted workplace investigator, Akif brings a wealth of experience conducting complex and high-risk investigations in a variety of sectors, including government, universities, and corporations. Prior to this role, Akif conducted impartial and trauma informed investigations for Ontario's correctional services, the University of Waterloo, and Walmart Canada into matters involving workplace and sexual harassment, discrimination, workplace violence, and ethics and compliance. Due to his dedication to this field, Akif has obtained several certificates in workplace investigations, including from the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) and Osgoode Professional Development. Akif is called to the bar in Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Arts with Specialized Honours in Global Political Studies (Dean’s List) from York University and a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

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HEATHER
LOBB

LEGAL ASSISTANT & OFFICE MANAGER

Heather holds a Master of Arts in Socio-Legal Studies from York University. In 2021, she completed her undergraduate degree of Honours Specialisation in Media Information and Technoculture (MIT) from the University of Western Ontario. Heather’s research focused largely on environmental racism, legal pluralism, critical race theory and decolonization theory. Outside of her academic work, Heather has committed herself to volunteer work. She has worked as an executive member of the Generocksity London Charity wherein she has been able to mobilize her knowledge and address disparity head-on. In her volunteer work, Heather has had the opportunity to connect with communities in Ontario that are affected deeply by class disparity and community divides. Through Generocksity, Heather has worked to create relationships with a robust network of local charities, organize community outreach and facilitate fundraising events.

When tasked with helping to create healthier and safer workplaces, Marshall Workplace Law strives to ensure that our processes are thorough, fair, and defensible. 

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