Cheryl A. Edwards Joins Heenan Blaikie: Leader in the Firm's National Practice in Occupational Health and Safety and WSIB

    TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Cheryl A. Edwards, one of Canada's leading
occupational health and safety lawyers, joins Heenan Blaikie as Leader in the
firm's national OH&S and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) practice.
She joins Francine Legault and Lucie Guimond who lead the practice in Quebec.
A former OH&S Prosecutor, Edwards brings more than 20 years of experience
providing strategic, focused, practical advice and in-house training for
public and private sector organizations. She also has extensive experience
representing clients at trials, complaints, inquests and appeals.
    "Cheryl is a recognized leader in her field and one of the few true
specialists in OHSIA in Canada, so I am thrilled to have her join our team,"
says Jeffrey Goodman, leader of Heenan Blaikie's Employment practice in
Toronto. "Cheryl brings proven expertise in OH&S and WSIB issues plus she's a
real go getter. Our clients will benefit from her knowledge, skills and
    Edwards is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and at
specialized interactive seminars developed for clients on health and safety
topics. She has authored leading texts and specialized reports on OH&S topics,
and has delivered hundreds of papers and published hundreds of articles
throughout her career. She is a contributing editor and writer for several
Canadian magazines covering occupational health and safety issues. Lexpert has
recognized Edwards as a leading Canadian practitioner for the past 10 years.

    Heenan Blaikie is one of Canada's top national law firms. We deliver
strategic legal advice and innovative business solutions under six broad
sectors: labour and employment, business law, litigation, entertainment, tax
and intellectual property. Founded in 1973, the firm is now more than 425
lawyers strong and still growing. Heenan Blaikie has nine offices in Ontario,
British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.

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For further information: Karyn McLean, Director, Marketing and
Communications, Heenan Blaikie, (416) 643-6863,

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