Bio

Lauren practices in the areas of Pensions and Benefits, Education Law and Labour and Professional Regulation. 

In her Pensions practice, Lauren provides advice and representation to union, individual and Board of Trustees clients with respect to jointly sponsored, multi-employer and single-employer pension plans. She provides advice on matters such as plan amendments, governance and wind up, legislative compliance, trustee liability and individual benefit entitlements, and representation in related litigation. 

In her Benefits practice, Lauren effectively and efficiently acts for unions and individual clients in a range of matters, including providing advice concerning claims for disability benefits, representation in long-term disability insurance benefits litigation and appeals, and advice and representation in Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits appeals.  

Lauren represents unions and their members in a variety of other areas, including collective agreement, professional regulation and criminal matters. She represents unions and individual clients at the Ontario College of Teachers, the College of Early Childhood Educators, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and at grievance arbitrations, as well as before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Appeal. 

Lauren joined Cavalluzzo as an associate in 2013 after summering and articling with the firm. Lauren received her J.D. from the University of Ottawa. 

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Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School - Certificate in Pension Law, 2015
  • Call to the Ontario Bar, 2013
  • University of Ottawa, J.D., 2012
  • Mount Allison University, B.A., 2007

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • The Advocates' Society
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Related News

News/27 July 2021

Cavalluzzo LLP launches class action against Enbridge Inc and Enbridge Gas Inc.

Enbridge employees across Canada who have taken a parental or pregnancy leave since 1990 may be missing years of service in their pension plans

News/9 April 2021

Article Written by Cavalluzzo Published on Legal Matters Canada

Published Article Focuses on How Complaints Against Ontario Teachers are Investigated

Related Events

Event/May 5, 2019

Lauren Sheffield Speaks at 2019 CAPSLE Conference

On May 5 2019, Lauren Sheffield spoke about accommodations in the workplace setting at the 2019 CAPSLE conference. Drawing from arbitration and admini...
Event/Mar 2, 2019

Lauren Sheffield Participates in Osgoode Public Interest Career Day

Lauren Sheffield participates in Osgoode's 18th Annual Public Interest Career Day. The purpose of this day is to increase law students' awareness of o...
Event/Mar 6, 2019

Lauren Sheffield Participates in Windsor Law Career Day

Lauren Sheffield participates in Windsor Law "Career Day". She will be at a booth promoting the firm to Windsor law students.
Event/Apr 29, 2017

Robyn White and Lauren Sheffield speak at 2017 CAPSLE Conference: "In the Land of Living Skies: Expanding Horizons in Education and the Law"

Robyn White and Lauren Sheffield speak at the 2017 CAPSLE Conference: "In the Land of Living Skies: Expanding Horizons in Education and the Law". They...

Related Blogs

Blog/16 August 2021

New FSRA Guidance on Pension Plan Administrator Roles and Responsibilities

A Discussion on the Highlights from the Publication

FSRA publishes new Guidance on Pension Plan Administrator Roles and Responsibilities. Cavalluzzo lawyers discuss highlights from this publication.
Blog/26 May 2021

Unpaid Training

When is it legal and when is it illegal?

This blog post sets out employees’ legal rights regarding training on the job.
Blog/17 May 2021

Jurisdiction and Choice of Law Clauses in Employment Contracts

Where does an employee sue and what law applies?

COVID-19 has accelerated the rise of the “virtual workplace”. When the employment relationship breaks down, employees living in a jurisdiction differe...
Blog/14 May 2021

Exceptional Circumstances and Long Service Warrant an Exceptional Notice Period

Currie v Nylene: The Ontario Superior Court Awards 26-Months Reasonable Notice

In Currie v Nylene, the Court recognized the exceptional circumstances impairing a long-service employee from finding future employment. Accordingly, ...

Cases

Case/8 May 2018

Wayne (Steve) Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board

Paul Cavalluzzo and Adrienne Telford acted for the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, and Kate Hughes and Lauren Sheffield acted for ...
Case/22 November 2017

E.T. and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Christian Legal Fellowship, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario and Attorney General of Ontario

Kate Hughes and Lauren Sheffield act  for the Intervenor the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario in E.T. and Hamilton-Wentworth District S...