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Candidats en lice
Candidate for Director Position (Montreal) - 2 years
Member of the Barreau since 2002
I am the principal of the boutique law firm Consumer Law Group, which I founded 10 years ago. I received a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Montreal (2000) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from New York University (2001). I was called to the bar in 2002 (Québec) and in 2011 (Ontario). My practice is devoted primarily to plaintiff’s class action work (consumer protection, antitrust, public interest, drug and product liability). I am lead counsel in multiple national and provincial class actions. I have appeared numerous times before the Courts in both Quebec and Ontario.
I am a frequent speaker at conferences given by the Barreau du Québec, Osgoode Hall Professional Development, and elsewhere in Canada. I am the attorney of record in over 200 reported cases. I am regularly interviewed by media outlets in Canada, the U.S. and internationally about my cases, as well as other legal matters of interest to the public.
I have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star in Quebec, by Lexpert as a Leading Practitioner in Class Actions in Montreal, and by Who’s Who Legal as Recommended for Litigation in Canada.
Since 2016, I have been a member of the Barreau du Québec’s Consumer Protection Committee. This committee has been very active in reviewing draft federal and provincial legislation that affects consumer rights in Quebec. The committee has made several recommendations, many of which have impacted the legislature’s decisions. This experience has enabled me to see first-hand how the Barreau du Québec can be instrumental in affecting change and how it can help protect, and even shape, society’s legal rights.
I find it important to give back to the legal community and to help educate the public about legal matters. I feel that we are very fortunate to be able to effect positive change through our practice of law. To this end, I have been a Governor of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec since 2018.
Since 2017, I have been a member the County of Carleton Law Association’s (CCLA) Membership Committee in Ottawa, which is the second largest law association in Ontario. In this role, I have helped to brainstorm and implement novel ways of bringing new lawyers into the Ottawa legal community as well as retaining current members. From this experience, I have absorbed the importance of encouraging and fostering a sense of community and comradery between lawyers in general, no matter what specific field they practice in.
For many years, I have been a member of the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai Hospital in Montreal, where we were tasked with making strategic and operational decisions related to the treatment and care of patients. I believe that providing proper care for the vulnerable and disadvantaged, whether from a health, economic, or legal perspective is of utmost importance and a barometer for the overall health of our society.
Making the Barreau a more welcoming resource for lawyers
Fostering a more collegiate atmosphere
Reducing costs from within, while raising revenues from outside
Fostering Quebec’s national image/reputation
No one individual has a monopoly on good ideas. I am therefore always open to all constructive suggestions and input. With your support, if elected, I will be available to follow up with any member who is willing to work to improve our profession.
I look forward to your support and the opportunity to work for the benefit of us all.
Thank you for considering my candidacy.