Sonia has extensive experience defending companies in class actions and commercial arbitration, including advising clients on strategies for managing risks and cross-border issues in multi-jurisdictional cases. She defends complex product liability claims involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices, manufactured products, and food and beverages. She litigates business-critical issues related to commercial agreements, directors' duties and shareholder remedies. Sonia Chairs Osler’s Product Liability Specialty Group, and Co-Chairs the firm’s Food Products Specialty Group and International Commercial Arbitration Specialty Group.
Sonia is ranked among Canada’s top litigators in Chambers Global (Dispute Resolution), Lexpert (Class Actions, International Commercial Arbitration, and Corporate-Commercial Litigation) and Best Lawyers (Product Liability). She is named as a leader in class actions in the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada. She is rated AV Preeminent in Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings. She is an elected member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and an active member of the Board of Directors of the Advocates’ Society. Sonia is a frequent speaker and author on class action and commercial arbitration issues.
Prior to joining Osler as a lawyer, Sonia clerked for the Court of Appeal for Ontario.