Sonia Bjorkquist is chair of Osler’s National Litigation Department and President of the Advocates’ Society (2017–2018). Ms. Bjorkquist defends companies in business-critical, multi-jurisdictional litigation, including class actions and commercial arbitration. Her practice focuses on commercial disputes, regulatory risk and investigations, and product liability cases involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, power transmission and distribution equipment, and food and beverages. She is also a co-author of the Oppression Remedy – a leading text on director liability and shareholder remedies. Ms Bjorkquist is recognized as a leading litigator in Chambers (products liability (Nationwide) and Litigation (general commercial – Ontario), Lexpert® (including Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers), Best Lawyers (class actions and product liability) and Benchmark. She is also peer-ranked as AV preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell. Sonia was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997.