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Christine Silversides, General Counsel

BA (University of Toronto), JD (Osgoode Hall Law School)

As General Counsel, Christine Silversides oversees the operation and administration of the Office of the Counsel, Information, Privacy and Copyright Office, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Office (AODA) and the York University Licensing Program.

Joanna Rainbow, Counsel

MA (University of Oxford), LLB, BCL (McGill University)

Joanna Rainbow advises on various kinds of University legal matters, particularly those pertaining to human rights, civil court proceedings, and fairness in internal procedures affecting students on both the academic side and the non-academic side.

Leanne De Filippis, Senior Counsel, Labour & Employment

BA (York University), LLB (Osgoode Hall Law School)

Leanne DeFilippis supports human resources and employee relations units of the University, and also practices in the areas of human rights law and general litigation. Leanne is Coordinator of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Office.

Ryan Senior, Counsel

BA (Queen's University), LLB (University of Toronto)

Ryan Zener provides support on various matters across the University, with a focus on contracts and commercial matters, procurement, privacy, and intellectual property.

Azadeh (Azi) Persadmehr

Law Clerk

Azadeh provides support services to the Office of the Counsel on a broad range of legal and regulatory areas including Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA), litigation, employment and labour relations and commercial matters.

Elisabeth Lia

Senior Legal Assistant
(416-736-2100 Ext 20512)

Shina Rahim

Legal Assistant
(416-736-2100 Ext 22528)