Sonja is a senior litigation associate with broad experience in complex civil and commercial litigation matters. Her expertise includes securities litigation, regulatory investigations, risk management, class actions and cross-border disputes. As a member of the firm’s Risk Management and Crisis Response Team, Sonja regularly advises clients on regulatory and governance issues and has significant experience conducting internal investigations.
Sonja is also a member Osler’s International Trade and Investment Law Group, with expertise in investment treaty arbitration, international trade law and anti-corruption compliance. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Federal Court of Appeal.
In addition to her busy practice, Sonja is a leader in the firm’s pro bono initiatives. She coordinates Osler’s Pro Bono Ontario volunteer programs and maintains an active pro bono practice. Between 2016 and 2017, Sonja spent eight months away from the firm to assist the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Thailand with refugee claim adjudication as part of an emergency backlog project. Prior to articling at the firm, Sonja interned at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, as well as the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights.