Haley Adams

Haley Adams

Associate, Banking & Financial Services

Contact Information


tel: 416.862.6614



Bar Admission

  • New York, 2016
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2019
  • Ontario, 2020


  • New York University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, B.A. (with Distinction)



Haley practices in Osler's Banking and Financial Services group with a focus on the regulation of financial institutions and financial service providers. Haley routinely advises banks, captive finance companies, trust companies, insurance companies, fintechs, and other financial services providers on a wide variety of federal and provincial regulatory matters, including cost of borrowing and consumer protection legislation. She also provides advice on debt collection, credit reporting, unclaimed property, anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism financing and sanctions laws.

Haley was seconded to the retail banking group of a major Canadian bank from May 2020 through March 2021.

Prior to joining Osler, Haley worked in the commercial litigation and appellate group of a New York-based law firm, where she focused on regulatory litigation in state and federal courts.

    *Notable matters prior to joining Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    • * Represented major financial institution in regulatory litigation in the Southern District of New York
    • * Represented major financial institution regulatory litigation appeal in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court
    • * Represented individual in appeal of United States Tax Court judgment in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals
    • * Represented commercial landlords in various New York regulatory litigation matters, including appellate work in the highest court, the New York State Court of Appeals

  • Lead Attorney, United States Federal eighth amendment litigation
  • Second Chair, United States Federal habeas corpus wrongful imprisonment litigation
  • Clinic Student, New York Civil Liberties Union

  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • New York City Bar Association