Université de Montréal, 1992
Sylvie has a broad litigation practice with extensive experience defending class actions across Canada as well as other corporate commercial matters. In addition to leading our Montréal office, Sylvie continues her litigation practice in both our Montréal and Toronto offices.
Sylvie has been involved in a wide range of high profile multi-jurisdictional class actions relating to banking, drugs and medical devices, price-fixing allegations, consumer complaints, civil liability, employment matters, securities, mass tort and negligence. She has represented clients in the banking, tobacco, retail, technology, manufacturing, communication, railway, aviation and pharmaceutical industries.
Sylvie is the founder and Past Chair of the Class Action Section of the Ontario Bar Association, Chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Task Force on Class Actions, Co-Chair of the International Bar Association Multi-jurisdictional Class Action/Collective Redress Working Group, Co-Chair of the International Class Actions Subcommittee of the Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee of the American Bar Association, a member of the Québec Bar Class Action Committee, the Ontario Bench-Bar Liaison Committee and is the Chair of the Québec Advisory Committee of the Advocates’ Society.
In September 2014, Sylvie was awarded the designation of Advocatus Emeritus by the Québec Bar, a distinction awarded to a limited number of lawyers to honour an outstanding legal career, remarkable contribution to the profession and dedicated efforts to social or community services. She was also recognized by the WXN in 2016 as one of Canada’s Top 100 Women.
Sylvie has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Canada, including before the Supreme Court of Canada.
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