Elliot Saccucci


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Elliot is a Partner in the firm’s Labour and Employment Group and the Head of its Sports Law Group.

He practices employment law, administrative law and sports law. Elliot acts for companies in all kinds of employment-related disputes, and also has experience in judicial review and other administrative law proceedings. Elliot routinely advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and other transactions, mass terminations, executive compensation, human resources management, litigation avoidance strategies, human rights matters and employment standards issues.

In addition to his employment law practice, Elliot is an experienced sports lawyer and arbitrator. He has acted as counsel for professional and amateur athletes, coaches, national and provincial sports organizations, case managers (and other independent third parties) and professional teams, including National Hockey League clubs. He represents clients in professional and amateur athletic issues, including salary negotiation, endorsement advice and negotiation, as well as investigations, and arbitrations involving salary, carding, team selection, discipline, and Safe Sport and UCCMS complaints.

Elliot represents his clients in mediations, arbitrations, and before a variety of boards, courts and tribunals. He has appeared before the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada panel, the Greater Toronto Hockey League Discipline Committee, the NHL/NHLPA salary arbitration panel, the Disciplinary Panel of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Ontario Divisional Court, and the Federal Court of Appeal. In 2022 Elliot was elected as a member of the Adjudicatory Body of World Aquatics’ newly-created Aquatics Integrity Unit, representing Canada.

Elliot has been recognized in the 2023 and 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Labour and Employment law. He was also previously recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch in Canada.


  • Wilfrid Laurier University (Lazaridis School of Business and Economics), B.B.A
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D (Magna Cum Laude)

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