Marianne Ignacz is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright and co-Chair of our national class actions team. Her practice focuses on commercial, corporate and civil litigation, class actions, product liability and professional liability, and more particularly auditors’ liability. She regularly represents clients before all the courts of Québec and disciplinary bodies. She has significant experience in successfully handling class action litigation, including securities and shareholders’ claims, pharmaceutical and product liability and civil liability. Ms. Ignacz is President of the Canadian Bar Association, Québec Branch, Class Actions Section and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Class Action Defence Quarterly. Ms. Ignacz received the Canadian Product Liability Attorney of the Year award in 2013 given by LMG Life Sciences and was identified as a Life Science Star by LMG Life Sciences in 2013 and 2014. She was named in the International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers in 2013 and 2014. She was a recipient of a Women in Law award in recognition of her work in the life sciences sector by the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2014. In 2014 and 2015, she was recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for her expertise in Class Actions and in 2015 for Professional Liability.