Laura has extensive advocacy experience, specializing in securities litigation and defending class actions.
Laura was recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 (Class Action Litigation), Benchmark Canada 2014 (Future Star: Class Action, Commercial, Securities) and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014. Laura is the Co-Chair of the Advocates’ Society Commercial Law Practice Group.
Laura has litigated major class actions for many companies, including in the areas of securities and secondary market misrepresentation claims, product 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.
Laura 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.
Laura is the Chair of Osler’s legal professional committee, which manages the careers and progression of associates and other professionals.