Frédéric Plamondon

Frédéric Plamondon

Partner, Litigation

Contact Information

tel: 514.904.8109



Bar Admission

Québec, 2013

Ontario, 2021


  • Sherbrooke University, B.C.L./LL.B.
  • HEC Montréal, Executive Education, Certification in Ethics and Compliance


English, French

Frédéric has a broad litigation expertise with a strong focus on white-collar defense and class action matters. He advises predominantly corporate clients, public issuers, market participants and institutions in a wide range of investigations, fraud and other financial crime matters, including foreign corruption. Frédéric is regularly involved in enforcement proceedings involving various regulators and public bodies as well as in competition and securities class actions across various industries.

An important component of Frédéric’s practice includes acting as a trusted advisor with regard to anti-corruption, sanction, governance, compliance and prelitigation advice.

Frédéric also represents clients in employment and labour disputes and highly complex commercial litigation involving constitutional, public and administrative law.

Frédéric has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, Québec Court of Appeal, Québec Superior Court, Court of Québec and before courts in the province of Ontario as well as various regulatory and administrative tribunals.

Above and beyond his active practice, Frederic is also very involved in the legal community notably as founder of the Québec division of the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee, a division of The Advocates’ Society.

  • Nasdaq

    Nasdaq in its acquisition of Metrio

    • Acted or acting for financial institutions, public and private companies as well as executives in various investigations involving allegations of corporate wrongdoings, including fraud, securities violations, and foreign corruption

    • Acted in the context of the first Canadian DPA proceedings (remediation agreement) between Crown prosecutors and a major engineering, procurement and construction company

    • Represented or representing public companies and certain of their directors and officers in different proposed national securities class actions, including stemming from short seller reports or penal charges laid by a securities watchdog

    • Representing independent auditors of a public company in the context of a proposed national securities class action

    • Represented a financial institution in relation to its defence against a class action in connection with the liability of financial institutions in a context of an alleged Ponzi scheme

    • Representing a Canadian gasoline, oil, and natural gas producing and exporting company in relation to its defence against two class actions based on alleged contraventions to the Competition Act

    • Representing a digital media and marketing solutions company in a certified class action seeking to sanction a commercial practice and a billing policy that could run counter to the unilateral right to terminate a service contract

    • Represented pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors in connection with administrative investigations conducted by public bodies

    • Represented defendants in the context of a proposed class action based on allegations that defendants orchestrated a fraudulent scheme in order to obtain sums from the proposed class

  • Find More

  • Euromoney’s Americas Rising Stars Awards : Recognized for his work in White-Collar defence/crime and investigations

  • Expert Guides : Recognized as a Rising Star in White-Collar defence and investigations

  • Expert Guides : Recognized as a Rising Star in Litigation

  • Expert Guides: Recognized as a Rising Star in White-Collar crime

  • COVID-19 : Les essentiels – Première partie (French only)

    Speaker, Montréal, May 20th 2020

  • Symposium on recent developments in internal and regulatory investigations, “Enquêtes liées à la Loi sur la Corruption d’agents publics étrangers : Guide de survie pour l’avocat au dossier”

    Panelist, April 2019

  • Practice and Procedure from Coast to Coast - Fall Forum

    Speaker, Blue Mountain, October 2018

  • Employment Law Update: New challenges and opportunities for Quebec employers

    Panelist, June 2018

  • Symposium on recent developments in securities litigation

    Speaker, December 1, 2017

  • Employment Law Update: New challenges and opportunities for Quebec employers

    Panelist, June 15, 2016

  • Barreau du Québec

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • International Association of Lawyers

  • Transparency International (Canada)

  • The Advocates’ Society

  • Quebec Advisory Committee (Advocates’ Society)

  • Lexology Navigator: Anti-Corruption and Bribery in Canada, February 2018.
  • Lexology Navigator - Employment Canada – Quebec, December 2018.
  • Les répercussions de l’arrêt Jordan dans le domaine des valeurs mobilières: "Développements récents en litige de valeurs mobilières", Volume 438, Barreau du Québec, 2017.
  • Lexology Navigator: Québec Labour & Employment, April 2017.