• Litigator and collective bargainer

    Gerhard Seifner

    Involved in all facets of construction litigation, Workers’ Compensation claims and
    appeals, employment law and occupational health and safety

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OFFICE: Edmonton,Yellowknife

DIRECT LINE: 780.482.9230


      Labour & Employment
      Occupational Health & Safety


LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta

BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (1986), Nunavut (2012)

Assistant: Holly Fotty

Assistant Phone: 780.482.9253

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Gerhard is a partner in McLennan Ross’s Commercial Litigation and Labour & Employment Practice Groups. He has been involved in all facets of construction litigation, workers’ compensation claims and appeals, employment law and occupational health and safety (OHS) matters. He also works extensively in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut on labour and employment matters.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Gerhard worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of History at the University of Alberta from 1978 to 1982. From 1983 to 1997, he was a history and labour arbitration tutor for Athabasca University before articling with McLennan Ross and being admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1986.


  • LL.B., University of Alberta
  • M.A., University of Alberta
  • B.A., University of Alberta (Honours)

Awards and Recognitions:

  • BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:

  • Chairman, Labour Committee and Workforce Development Taskforce, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Dean of Arts Advisory Council, Grant MacEwan University
  • Former Director, Alberta Recording Industry Association
  • Community affiliations include: Club Austria, Edmonton SPCA and Alberta Cultural Heritage Council
  • Collective bargaining for various private and public sector employers in Alberta, NWT and Nunavut
  • Employer counsel on numerous arbitrations, labour board hearings at provincial and Federal levels
  • Assisted employers in developing strategies and operational practices, as well as making court and Labour Board applications during certification applications and strikes and lockouts
  • Counsel to shareholders in corporate Shareholder disputes
  • Counsel to employers in OHS and Safety Act charges involving fatalities and serious injuries
  • “2020 Labour Law Year in Review”, McLennan Ross Seminar, 2021
  • "2016 Labour & Employment Year in Review", McLennan Ross Seminar, 2017
  • "Duty to Accommodate", McLennan Ross Labour & Employment Full-Day Seminar, 2013
  • "2012 Labour & Employment Year in Review", McLennan Ross Seminar, 2013
  • “Temporary Foreign Workers”, Merit Contractors Association Seminar, 2013

 “The Walls Have Ears: When is it Legal to Record Private Conversations”, Gerhard Seifner & Jon Pleckatis, McLennan Ross Legal Counsel

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