Melissa is experienced litigation counsel with a widely recognized expertise in civil and regulatory securities cases and complex commercial litigation matters. She acts on a wide range of securities regulatory matters before the OSC, IIROC and the MFDA. She routinely represents clients in compliance and registrant regulation matters and enforcement investigations, settlements and contested proceedings involving such issues as insider trading, disclosure violations and market manipulation. Melissa maintains an active complex commercial litigation practice, advising investors, registrants, issuers, officers, directors, underwriters and corporations on a variety of corporate and securities matters, including (defense-side) securities class actions, corporate and shareholder disputes, oppression remedies, proxy battles, corporate governance, breach of contract and professional negligence matters. Melissa is recognized by Lexpert® as one of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. She has also been recognized as a leader in the field of securities litigation by Chambers Canada. Melissa was named one of the Top 25 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Canada in 2017/18 and as 2018 Lawyer of the Year for Securities Law in the Toronto area by Best Lawyers in Canada.
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