André G. Richard, QC

Partner

"Success in negotiations or litigation is mostly dependent on one controllable variable: preparation."

Proven results.

Depth of knowledge and experience are two of the traits André brings to the table for his clients. Combining his experience in practicing law and his time as an academic, André works from a thorough knowledge base and has established a long track record of producing favourable results for his clients.

Representative matters

André’s diverse group of clients include insurers, private corporations, provincial and federal public bodies, municipalities and universities. Some of the ways he has helped them include:

  • Successfully defending an international gaming manufacturer in a $750 million class action lawsuit lasting 13 months.
  • Representing businesses, municipalities and universities in labour and employment matters before the courts, the labour and employment board, arbitration boards, the Human Rights Commission and the Workers’ Compensation Board tribunal.
  • Defending numerous negligence claims against insurance and investment advisors.
  • Acting in defence of major constitutional cases involving Charter issues relating to media law, education law and health law.

Areas of practice

Labour and Employment
Insurance
Class Actions
Litigation – Corporate-Commercial
Litigation – Defamation and Media Related
Occupational Health and Safety
Pensions and Employee Benefits
Litigation – Class Action

BAR ADMISSION(S)

New Brunswick, 1984

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Law Society of New Brunswick
Association des juristes d’expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick

EDUCATION

Cambridge University (LL.M., 1984)
Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1982)
McGill University (B.Comm., 1979)

QUEEN'S COUNSEL

2002

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Chairman, Board of Governors, University of Moncton
  • Knight of Magistral Grace, Sovereign Order of Malta
  • Member Defence Research Institute
  • 2005 Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • 2005 Member, Canadian Defense Lawyers
  • 2005 Member, Association des juristes d'expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick

ACTIVITIES

  • 2000-2002, Member, Management Committee, New Brunswick

LANGUAGE(S)

French, English

LEXPERT RATINGS

Employment Law
Litigation - Commercial Insurance

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATINGS

BV Distinguished®

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EXTERNAL RATINGS

  • Best Lawyers: Labour and Employment Law, 2012-2018
  • Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (General Commercial, Insurance, Labour and Employment, Professional Liability), 2014-2018

Suite 601, Blue Cross Centre
644 Main Street
Moncton, NB, Canada
E1C 1E2

P 506.853.1962
F 506.858.8454

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LEGAL ASSISTANT(S)

Odile Robichaud

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