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Doreen Canton

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DOREEN CANTON is a partner in the Labor & Employment practice group of Taft. She graduated from Canisius College and the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she was Lead Articles Editor of the University of Cincinnati Law Review.

Since 1988, she has advised and represented private and public employers in all areas of labor and employment law. She has a great deal of jury trial experience, and has tried many Title VII, Title IX and state law claims, including age, sex, race, disability and national origin discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation and contract claims to defense verdicts.

Doreen represents public and private colleges and universities on various matters, including Title IX litigation and compliance.

She also has substantial experience in traditional labor matters, including arbitrations, contract negotiations, elections and labor disputes. Doreen has handled hundreds of proceedings before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and other state and local agencies.

Doreen speaks frequently at professional seminars including the American, Ohio and Cincinnati Bar Associations, the Midwest Labor & Employment Law Seminar, the Cincinnati Employers Resource Association. She also presents training programs for management and human resources professionals. She is a member of the Cincinnati Management Lawyers Association and the American Employment Law Council, both organizations of senior management employment attorneys. Doreen is also an elected fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Doreen is listed in Best Lawyers in America and was named a 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for Employment Law Management and in 2015 for Cincinnati Labor Law - Management. She is also listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessOhio Super Lawyers 2017 rated her a "Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyer," one of the "Top 50 Women Attorneys in Ohio," one of the "Top 25 Women Attorneys in Cincinnati," and a "Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyer."