Laura specializes in complex commercial litigation and defending class actions. She is Co-Chair of Osler's Compensation Committee, and a former Co-Chair of the Canadian Advocates' Society commercial litigation group.
Laura has an enviable track record of success in her cases and appeals.
Laura is lead counsel defending major class actions for many large 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 has acted as lead counsel in international arbitration disputes over acquisition and indemnity agreements, and in other complex contractual claims.
Laura was a senior 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 trial. Laura has acted for many companies in some of the largest corporate transactions and arrangements in Canada. Laura has acted in expedited hearings before the Ontario Securities Commission.
Clients appreciate Laura's practical litigation style, and her collaborative client-based approach to solving their problems.
Laura won the Treasurer's Medal for highest marks in the 1955 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.
Laura is recognized for her leading expertise 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 the class actions and commercial litigation.