- Queen’s University, LL.B.
- University of Waterloo, B.A. (Hons.)
Sonia is Chair of the firm’s National Litigation Department. Sonia has extensive experience defending companies in class actions and commercial arbitration, 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 Co-Chairs Osler’s Class Actions Specialty Group.
Sonia is ranked among Canada’s top litigators in Chambers Global (Dispute Resolution), Lexpert (Class Actions, International Commercial Arbitration, and Corporate-Commercial Litigation), Best Lawyers (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) and President of the Advocates’ Society. Sonia is a frequent speaker and author on class action and commercial arbitration issues.
Sonia is also currently serving as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Member of the NAFTA Secretariat.
Prior to joining Osler as a lawyer, Sonia clerked for the Court of Appeal for Ontario.