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Karin Sachar

Karin Sachar

Associate, Litigation

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.5949



Areas of Expertise
Bar Admission

Ontario, 2011

  • University of Toronto, J.D.
  • Queen’s University, B.Sc. (Chemistry)
  • Queen’s University, B.A. (Hons.) (History)

Karin practises corporate-commercial civil litigation, with particular emphasis on class actions defence, securities litigation and product liability matters.  Prior to joining the firm, she completed her J.D. at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law and spent a semester studying law at the University of Glasgow. Karin received both her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Honours Bachelor of Arts in History at Queen’s University. While at U of T, Karin was the Features Editor for the Ultra Vires Student Newspaper and also served on the executive of the Technology and Intellectual Property Group.

Karin joined the firm as a summer student in 2009 and articled at the firm from 2010 to 2011. She returned to the firm as an associate in 2011.

    • BP plc defending a proposed securities class action commenced in Ontario arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and subsequent Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
    • General Motors of Canada Limited: in various disputes and ongoing matters, including a class and group action, relating to the restructuring of its dealer network across Canada.
    • A leading medical device company in class actions and individual actions in several jurisdictions defending product liability claims.
    • A leading international manufacturer of waste treatment equipment in a complex multi-jurisdictional product liability case involving many parties.
    • Maple Leaf Foods in valuation and property tax appeals before the Assessment Review Board. 

  • Outside counsel assisting the United Nations Office of Staff Legal Assistance, Volunteer
  • Pro Bono Law Ontario, Law Help Centre Volunteer
  • Stephen Lewis Foundation, Committee Member for the Give a Day Campaign

  • “The Class of 2012:  Where Are We Now?, Class Action Developments in the Common Law Provinces 2012”, March, 2013 (with Sonia Bjorkquist and Mary Paterson), editions by Yvon Blais
  • Quoted in “Charity Lawsuit has Implications for Class Actions”, Drew Hasselback, Financial Post, November 7, 2012 (with Laura Fric and Kevin O’Brien)
  • Litigating a Cross-Border Class Action in Canada” presented at the ALM Cross-Border Litigation Forum in New York City, September 12, 2012 (with Deborah Glendinning, Sonia Bjorquist and Mary Paterson)
  • “Undertakings And The Inevitable Refusals Motion” Divine Discoveries: Building A Great Case, April 19, 2012 (with Valerie A.E. Dyer)
  • “Just Enough:  Practical Boundaries of Certification”, Colloque National sur les Recours Collectifs, Barreau du Quebec, March 2014 (with Mary Paterson and Sonia Bjorkquist)