Laura has extensive advocacy experience, specializing in securities litigation and defending class actions.
Laura has litigated major class actions for many companies, including in the areas of securities and secondary market misrepresentation claims, products liability, environmental damage, and employment matters such as post-retirement benefits and overtime pay. Her cases include acting as counsel in a large class action trial and on appeal, and acting as counsel in expedited hearings before the Ontario Securities Commission. Laura also advises clients in investigations and regulatory matters. Most recently, Laura was recognized in the 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Securities Litigation.
Laura is an experienced litigator, arguing trials and appeals before courts, arbitrators and tribunals. She has spoken at a variety of conferences and written extensively on class action and securities litigation. Laura won the Treasurer’s Medal for highest marks in the Ontario Bar admission course, and clerked for the judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. At the start of her career, Laura worked at a prominent criminal defence firm.