Sonia has expertise in the defence of complex litigation, large class actions and commercial arbitration, with extensive experience in trial advocacy and cross-border issues. She litigates business-critical issues related to director and officer liability, shareholder rights and oppression, corporate/commercial agreements and transactions, banking and ponzi schemes. Sonia defends complex product liability cases involving manufactured products, food and supplements, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, including defending allegations of negligent design and failure to warn. She also represents public and private sector organizations on access to information issues. Sonia is Chair of the firm’s Product Liability specialty group and Co-Chair of the firm’s International Commercial Arbitration specialty group.
Sonia is listed in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers 2013 for Dispute Resolution, rated as AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings and named in Lexpert as a leading practitioner Consistently Recommended for class actions and Repeatedly Recommended for international commercial arbitration. Sonia is named as a leader in class actions in the 2013 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada. She was selected by her peers in The Best Lawyers in Canada (8th ed.) for Product Liability Law. Sonia was recently elected as a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), and is an active member of the Board of Directors of The Advocates’ Society. Prior to joining Osler as a lawyer, Sonia clerked for the Court of Appeal for Ontario.