Cynthia Spry joined the partnership at Babin Bessner Spry LLP in 2010. She is consistently recommended as conflicts counsel by several of the seven sister firms, and has been qualified as an expert in Canadian law (shareholder disputes) in foreign proceedings. Prior to joining Babin Bessner Spry LLP, Cynthia practised in the litigation departments of two top-tier firms: Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. Cynthia’s practice areas include class actions, shareholder disputes (including claims for oppression remedies), securities, fraud, contractual disputes, insolvency issues, defamation and executive employment law. She appears before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal and the Commercial List of the Superior Court of Justice. She also appears before a number of administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Securities Commission and the Competition Tribunal. Cynthia served as a co-Chair of the Commercial Practice Group of The Advocates’ Society from 2012 to 2016, and is a regular panellist at its continuing legal education programs. She also volunteers as Duty Counsel at Law Society Discipline Committee Hearings, and is a former member of the Ontario Securities Commission Litigation Assistance Project.