Malcolm MacKillopMalcolm MacKillop, a founding member of SOM LLP, has built his legal career on two pillars: proactive legal advisement on all aspects of workplace law, and representation of employers and senior executives in all aspects of the employment law disputes. He also specializes in human rights.

A leading employment law practitioner, Malcolm MacKillop has worked to discover and define the application of privacy or human rights laws to various stages of employment, from background checks to employee obligations to wrongful dismissal. He has extensive litigation experience and has also authored leading texts on employment law, taught classes as a college professor, and spoken at professional events. His texts on employment law include Employment Law Solutions, Creative Solutions, and Damage Control. 

Because of his incredible wealth of knowledge and experience in employment law, Malcolm MacKillop has had the opportunity to appear on both local and national television and radio, including The Fifth Estate; W5; CBC – The National; CBC – The Journal; Pamela Wallin Live; CBC Radio; 680 News among others. Malcolm is also a past board member of the National Ballet of Canada and a current Board member of the National Club and the Toronto Human Resources Professional Association.

Malcolm MacKillop graduated from UNB Law School in 1983, before becoming a columnist for the St. John’s Evening Telegram on employment law issues. In addition to his work in employment law, Malcolm was also the Founding President and Board Member of the Mount Pearl Chamber of Commerce. It was also at this time that Malcolm taught Business Law in the Faculty of Commerce at Memorial University and Real Estate Law at the College of Trades and Technology.

Malcolm MacKillop was named amongst “the Top 500 Lawyers in Canada” (2008-2017) by Lexpert. He balances his role as a senior partner at SOM LLP with his work on his own not-for-profit organization, Lawyers International Food Enterprise (“LIFE”). He is a member of both the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar and the Ontario Bar. Malcolm is also certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in civil litigation.