Sonia is Chair of the firm’s National Litigation Department and Immediate Past President of the Advocates’ Society. Sonia has extensive experience defending companies in class actions, commercial arbitration and other complex litigation, including advising clients on strategies for managing risks and cross-border issues in multi-jurisdictional cases. She defends complex product liability claims involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices, manufactured products, and food and beverages. She litigates business-critical issues related to commercial agreements, directors' duties and shareholder remedies. Sonia is a key contact for Osler’s Class Action Defence Group.
Sonia is ranked among Canada’s top litigators in Chambers Global (Dispute Resolution and Product Liability), Lexpert (Class Actions, Product Liability, and Corporate-Commercial Litigation), Best Lawyers (Class Actions and Product Liability) and Benchmark. She is named as a leader in class actions in the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada. She is rated AV Preeminent in Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings. She is an elected member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). Sonia is a frequent speaker and author on class action and commercial arbitration issues.
Sonia is also currently serving as a Canadian delegate on the Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes, also known as the NAFTA 2022 Committee of the NAFTA Secretariat.
Prior to joining Osler as a lawyer, Sonia clerked for the Court of Appeal for Ontario.