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Andrea Laing

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Andrea's practice focuses on complex corporate/commercial litigation including class actions, cross-border disputes and regulatory enforcement and investigation matters. She often represents financial institutions, accounting firms and public issuers in matters relating to securities, financial products and the professional liability of auditors and directors. Andrea also frequently acts for defendants facing class actions and other claims premised on allegations of securities misrepresentation or investor loss. She has successfully argued cases at all levels of court, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. She writes and speaks on securities and class action topics and teaches written advocacy. Andrea is a member of the firm’s Partnership Committee and participates actively in the firm’s pro bono initiatives. She is recognized as one of the top 25 women litigators in Canada by Benchmark Canada and is ranked in Chambers, Lexpert®, Best Lawyers and other publications.

Year Called to the Bar:2000 (ON)
199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 863-4159
Fax: (416) 863-2653
E-mail: andrea.laing@blakes.com

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US/Canada Cross-Border Guide – Litigation