Mary M. Thomson is leader of the litigation and dispute resolution practice at Gowling WLG. She is also head of the firm’s product liability service area. Mary is one of Canada’s preeminent practitioners in the areas of class actions, mass tort litigation, product liability, pharma litigation, health law, consent law and privacy issues. For the past three decades, Mary has managed complex litigation across Canada, and on cross border litigation with US counsel, combining substantial courtroom experience with an ability to create and supervise high functioning teams that provide detailed legal analysis, deliver solid value and provide dedicated client service. She works closely with clients, leading the design and implementation of litigation strategy. She counsels clients on risk assessment, mitigation and management while addressing communication strategies for clients in the public eye. Mary has taught both trial advocacy and negotiation theory throughout her career. She served for more than a decade as Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, instructing in ethical and legal issues in the health law field. She is consistently ranked highly by rating organizations.