Laura is an experienced class action, trial and appellate 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, and defends many companies facing large class actions - including recently as lead counsel representing BP plc in motions and appeals dismissing securities class action claims, and Hydro One in an appeal dismissing class certification involving customer billing claims. Laura acts in large product liability (pharmaceutical) and employment class actions. Laura also represents companies arbitrating complex contractual disputes.
Other cases Laura acted on include one of Canada’s largest class action common issue trials, and a large transfer pricing trial.
Laura is consistently recognized for her leading expertise including by Benchmark Canada (Class Action, General Commercial, Securities), Who’s Who Legal (Litigation), 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 and writer on class actions and 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.