- University of Toronto, LL.B.
- University of Western Ontario, B.A.
Laura has extensive litigation experience, specializing in class action (defence), commercial and securities cases.
Laura is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Class Action Litigation), Benchmark Canada (Class Action, General Commercial, Securities) and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Litigation-Securities and Class Action). Laura is the Co-Chair of the Advocates’ Society Commercial Law Practice Group.
Laura has represented many companies in major class actions, including in the areas of securities and secondary market misrepresentation claims, product liability, consumer protection and statutory claims, environmental, and employment. Her cases include one of the few large class action trials in Canada. Laura has also litigated a wide range of complex commercial matters, including oppression actions, and contract and indemnity claims. Laura has acted for many companies in some 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.