Spencer summered and articled with Emond Harnden before joining the firm as an Associate following his call to the Bar in 2020.
Spencer practices in all areas of labour and employment law, providing support to a variety of provincially and federally regulated clients in both the public and private sectors. He has been involved in collective bargaining, drafting employment agreements and workplace policies, and preparing for termination actions, human rights matters, and arbitration hearings.
In addition, Spencer practices in the areas of privacy and access to information law. In this capacity, he advises clients with respect to their obligations under applicable privacy and access to information legislation, drafts privacy and data protection instruments, and provides organizations with support in responding to access to information requests and privacy breaches. Spencer has supplemented his legal expertise in these areas with certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Canadian Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).
Spencer received his Juris Doctor (JD) from Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2019. While at Queen’s, he served as a Managing Editor of Submissions for the Queen’s Law Journal and drafted a chapter on workplace privacy law for the fourth edition of Employment Law in Canada. Spencer also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Bioethics and Health and Disease from the University of Toronto.
He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the IAPP, and the County of Carleton Law Association.