Laura brings a combination of strong courtroom advocacy, practical judgement and strategic thinking to all her cases. Laura is an experienced trial, appellate and class action lawyer, representing clients on their most challenging issues. She is Co-Chair of Osler’s Compensation Committee, and a former Co-Chair of the Canadian Advocates’ Society commercial litigation group.
Laura specializes in complex commercial litigation, acting as lead counsel in a broad range of matters, and defending many companies facing large class actions. Laura acted on one of Canada's largest class action trials, and in a complex transfer pricing tax trial. Her recent class actions include acting as legal counsel, defending generic pharmaceutical companies in various ongoing product liability claims across Canada, and defeating a complex securities class action.
Laura is consistently recognized for her leading expertise including by Chambers Canada (Class Action), Benchmark Canada (Top 100 Canadian Women Litigators 2022, Class Action, General Commercial, Securities) and Best Lawyers in Canada (Class Action Litigation).
Laura won the Treasurer’s Medal for highest marks in the 1995 Ontario Bar admission course, and clerked for the judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Laura started her career as a criminal lawyer, at a prominent defence ﬁrm.