- University of Toronto, LL.B.
- University of Western Ontario, B.A.
Laura specializes in complex commercial and securities litigation, and defending class actions.
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 has defended major class actions for many companies including in the areas of securities, product liability, consumer protection, environmental, and employment. Laura was trial counsel in one of the largest class actions in Canada, and most recently in a large transfer pricing case.
Laura has litigated a wide range of complex commercial matters, including shareholder and oppression actions, and arbitrations involving contractual 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 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 has served as the Co-Chair of the Advocates’ Society Commercial Law Practice Group. At the start of her career, Laura worked at a prominent criminal defence firm.