Chair of Torys’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Senior trial/appellate counsel with a broad civil litigation practice, including corporate/commercial and securities litigation, IP, defamation and administrative law cases. Has appeared as counsel on a wide range of leading cases before all levels of court in Canada and in international arbitrations and other tribunals. Has spoken and written extensively on advocacy and civil litigation. Has taught advocacy in Canada, the United States, England, Scotland, New Zealand and El Salvador. Recognized by Benchmark as one of Canada’s top 25 women litigators and also by Best Lawyers as director and office liability practice lawyer of the year (Toronto) and class action litigation lawyer of the year. Chair, Touching Tiny Lives Foundation; President/Trustee, Harold G. Fox Education; Trustee, Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy, Geneva; President’s Council, University of Ottawa; Advisory Board, Program on Ethics, Business and the Law, University of Toronto Law School. Recipient of numerous awards, including the University of Ottawa’s Honorary LLD and Meritas Tabaret Award. Ontario Bar, 1974. LLB (Gold Medalist), 1972, University of Ottawa.
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Litigation - Corporate Commercial
Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability
Litigation - Securities