Teresa M. Dufort
Teresa M. Dufort
CEO at McMillan LLP
(416) 865-7145
(416) 865-7048
181 Bay St, Suite 4400, Brookfield Pl, Bay Wellington Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
Teresa Dufort is a partner in McMillan's Advocacy & Litigation Group, Co-Leader of the firm's Product Liability Defence and Regulatory Group and active in the Class Action Group. She also serves as the firm's Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner. Teresa's practice is heavily focused on product liability defence and products related regulatory issues. She acts as the prime Canadian counsel to numerous Canadian, American, European and Asian manufacturers and distributors of consumer and industrial products. She has extensive experience defending class actions and both individual and commercial product liability lawsuits involving a broad range of products including motor vehicles, fire and security products, medical devices, consumer products, recreational products, construction and industrial machinery, building materials and swimming pools. She is Canada’s leading authority on the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (vehicle emissions) and a leading authority on the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and other safety-related regulatory regimes affecting consumer and industrial products.
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