66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2000 (ON)
Partner in the firm’s Toronto office and former member of the Board of Partners. Practises trial and appellate litigation and arbitration at all levels of Canadian courts, with a focus on complex commercial litigation. Extensive experience as lead counsel in cases involving shareholders’ rights, patent disputes, professional negligence, breaches of fiduciary duties, breaches of contract, and taxation. Has acted in wide variety of proceedings for physicians, engineers, accountants, and lawyers. Trial counsel in pharma cases for Merck and other major pharmaceutical companies. Trial counsel in criminal proceeding against former Nortel CEO. Lead counsel in Supreme Court appeal (Hryniak) concerning summary judgment and access to justice in Canada. Provides clients sound business and legal advice in avoiding litigation issues. Clients include major airlines, major IT services providers, universities, research hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and major oil & gas companies. A frequent writer and speaker on matters of substantive law, trial and appellate advocacy, and issues affecting women and young professionals. Teaches trial advocacy. BSc Mathematics, Gold Medal Mathematics, University of Western Ontario; JD, University of Toronto, 1998. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2000.
On June 30, 2017, Stelco Inc. (Stelco), formerly U.S. Steel Canada Inc., emerged from Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA) proceedings through the implementation of a CCAA plan. This involved the compromise of more than $2 billion of debt and the restructuring of approximately $2 billion of pension and benefit obligations.