Frank Cesario

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Partner, Toronto

frank-cesario@hicksmorley.com
Direct: 416.864.7355
Main: 416.362.1011
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Year of Call: Ontario, 2001
  • Biography

Frank is a senior litigation lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He has significant courtroom experience representing clients in civil litigation and regulatory proceedings.

Frank has particular expertise in administrative law and judicial review, appeals, and litigation relating to employment disputes and executive compensation, pension and benefits, disability claims, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenant enforcement, class actions, and injunctions.

Frank has represented clients in trials, commercial arbitrations, hearings and appeals. He has appeared as counsel before tribunals, in all levels of court in Ontario, in the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Frank has significant experience working with financial sector, university, school board and municipal clients.
Prior to commencing practice, Frank clerked at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Practice Areas

Employment Law Litigation

Awards & Recognition

Legal 500 Canada 2018
Labour and Employment Law

Best Lawyers® in Canada (2019)
Labour and Employment Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Memberships & Affiliations

Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers – Member

Canadian Bar Association – Member

Ontario Bar Association – Member (Administrative, Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Education, Labour & Employment, and Pensions and Benefits Law Sections)

The Advocates’ Society – Member

Divisional Court Users’ Committee – Member

Select Publications & Presentations

“Employment Litigation Advocacy” The Advocates’ Society (September 21, 2018)

“Restrictive Covenants and Injunctions: The Latest on the Law and Practice” CCCA Webinar (March 29, 2018)

“Employment Litigation Round-Up: 2016 in Review” CCCA Webinar, Toronto (March 7, 2017)

“Frustration of Contract in the Employment Law Context” Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2016, Carswell (September 9, 2016)

“The Supreme Court of Canada ‘Sharpens the Focus’ of Fiduciary Law” Ontario Bar Association (April 2010)

“A Representative Plaintiff for All Seasons” Class Action Defence Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 3 (March 1, 2008)

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude)

University of Toronto, B.A