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Joel P. Rochon
Managing Partner

Rochon Genova LLP

Joel P. Rochon, Rochon Genova LLP

Joel Rochon is managing partner at Rochon Genova LLP and heads the firm’s class action practice with emphasis on product liability, securities, transportation law and consumer goods litigation. Joel’s achievements of note include the certification and settlement of the Wilson v. Servier Canada diet drugs litigation (the first defective drug case to be certified in Canada). Joel is or has been lead or co-lead counsel on a number of significant class actions including the $1.2-billion resolution of Nortel securities litigation, Maple Leaf Foods tainted meat settlement, the landmark Toyota unintended acceleration litigation and ongoing class action litigation involving CIBC, SNC Lavalin, market timing in mutual funds, and Lac-Mégantic. Joel was educated at the University of Western Ontario, McGill University, and graduated from the Université de Moncton, Faculty of Law (in French) in 1986. He is admitted to the Ontario Bar.


Year Called to the Bar:1988 (ON)
121 Richmond St W, Suite 900
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 363-1867
Fax: (416) 363-0263
E-mail: jrochon@rochongenova.com

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