James Harnum, an associate in Koskie Minsky LLP’s Pension and Benefits group, provides counsel to unions, employees, pension plans, and trustees in all aspects of pension and benefits administration and litigation. He spends a significant portion of his time assisting employees of insolvent companies in recovering amounts owed to them, whether for wages, severance pay, or post-retirement benefits, and has experience in litigation involving the intersection of constitutional rights with labour and pension law.

While at law school, James summered at Ecojustice, a charitable organization that practices strategic environmental litigation. He also spent a term in the Workers’ Rights Division of Parkdale Community Legal Services, where he served as a research assistant to Sara Slinn, a labour law professor. James was also a staff member at the Workers’ Action Centre in Downtown Toronto and clerked for the Justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario in his articling year at Osgoode Hall.

James holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto and a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011.