Lara is experienced litigation counsel with expertise in securities litigation, class action defence and corporate/commercial disputes. She has significant experience in transactional litigation arising from contested shareholders’ meetings, proxy fights, take-over bids and plans of arrangement. She regularly represents market participants in Canadian and cross-border civil and regulatory proceedings and investigations. Lara has also acted in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters including securities class actions, oppression proceedings, shareholder disputes, contract disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability, and insolvency proceedings. Lara has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court, and before administrative tribunals including the Ontario Securities Commission. She is an active member of the legal community as an elected member of Council for the Toronto region of the Ontario Bar Association, an Instructor with the Osgoode Hall Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, and serves on numerous firm committees. Lara is also recognized by Best Lawyers and Benchmark Canada. She is a member of the firm's Executive Committee.