- University of Toronto, LL.B.
- University of Western Ontario, B.A.
Laura has extensive advocacy experience, specializing in commercial and securities litigation, and defending class actions.
Laura was recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 (Class Action Litigation), Benchmark Canada 2015 (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 been counsel in many major class actions, including in the areas of securities and secondary market misrepresentation claims, product liability, statutory claims and consumer protection, environmental, and employment matters. Her cases include acting as counsel in one of the few large class action trials in Canada, and on appeal. Laura has also acted in a wide range of complex commercial matters, including oppression actions, derivative claims, indemnity claims, and being counsel on many of the largest corporate transactions and arrangements in Canada. Laura has also been counsel in expedited hearings before the Ontario Securities Commission. Laura frequently advises clients involved in investigations and regulatory matters.
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 has spoken at a variety of conferences and written extensively on class action and securities litigation.
Laura is the Chair of Osler’s legal professional committee, which manages the careers and progression of associates and other professionals.