- University of Toronto, LL.B.
- University of Western Ontario, B.A.
Laura specializes in complex commercial litigation and defending class actions.
Clients appreciate Laura’s practical and efficient litigation style, and her collaborative approach to understanding and solving their problems. Laura has an enviable track record of success in her cases and appeals.
Laura won the Treasurer’s Medal for highest marks in the 1995 Ontario Bar admission course, and then clerked for the judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Laura started her career as a criminal lawyer, at a prominent defence ﬁrm.
Most recently, Laura is lead counsel defending major class actions for many companies in the areas of securities claims, product liability (pharmaceutical litigation), and consumer protection. Laura has also defended credit card, overtime and employment class actions. Laura was lead counsel in international arbitration disputes over acquisition and indemnity agreements, and other complex contractual claims.
Laura was a key member of the trial team in one of the largest class actions in Canada, and most recently in a very large and successful tax transfer pricing case. Laura acted for many companies in some of the largest corporate transactions in Canada. Laura was counsel in expedited hearings before the Ontario Securities Commission.
Laura is recognized for her leading expertise in Canada including by Benchmark Canada (Class Action, General Commercial, Securities), The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Litigation-Securities and Class Action) and in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Class Action Litigation). Laura is a frequent speaker, writer and lecturer on class actions and commercial litigation.