P.A. Neena Gupta

Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

photo: P.A. Neena Gupta

P.A. Neena Gupta is a partner at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP where she has a broad employment and human rights practice. She is also co-chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. She has been repeatedly recognized by Lexpert® and Best Lawyers® for her excellence in employment and human right law. She was awarded one of the 2017 Zenith Awards recognizing Women in the Legal Profession and the Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee Awards for her service to the legal profession. She has taught at the Faculties of Law at both Queen’s University, Kingston and the University of Toronto.

Neena serves on the board of BioTalent Canada, an industry not-for-profit addressing the skills and labour shortages in the bioscience industries in Canada, the Literary Review of Canada and the United Way of Waterloo Region. She has also served on the boards of several corporations – both publicly-traded and private. She is a popular and informative speaker on a variety of topics and is a published author on matters relating to employment contracts, wrongful dismissals, human rights, and investigating harassment.

Neena is the mother to a wonderful son and is the “grandmother” to a 500-kilo horse, whom she considers her “fur grandchild.” She’s an expert at shovelling manure and calming nervous animals – skills that are directly transferable to her day job.