- Seneca College (1999) Law Clerk Certificate
- Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (2010) (Fellowship Certificate in E-discovery Advanced Theory and Practices)
is a law clerk at Lenczner Slaght.
Grace has almost three decades of experience in various areas of law, including civil, commercial, insurance and securities litigation, as well as corporate and public policy. She has also assisted in the preparation of applications and regulatory filings to various administrative tribunals. She has been involved in many high profile, complex commercial litigation matters and class actions requiring intensive management of information and documentation. She provides lawyers with support throughout the entire litigation process, from initial meeting and fact investigation, to examination for discovery, mediation, arbitration and trial preparation and attendance, including providing support as an action moves to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, she is also involved with the enforcement of judgments.
Grace is results oriented and assisted with creating the firm’s protocols intended to ensure consistency in processes, which in turn simplifies the management of actions. She is proficient in electronic document management and provides the firm with eDiscovery project management and support that generates solutions within various platforms, including Ipro Eclipse and Ipro Eclipse SE, Summation, Relativity and Clearwell.
Grace is fluent in Spanish.
Counsel to GE Canada Equipment Financing GP in a dispute relating to the financing of a hotel construction project.
Counsel to Atos in a dispute respecting the termination of a subcontract for data conversion and software support. The matter was subject to numerous motions and proceeded to a five week trial before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, where Atos was successful in recovering approximately $5.5 million in damages.
Counsel to the Commissioner of Competition in proceedings against Rogers Communications Inc. and Chatr Wireless Inc. relating to misleading advertising under the Deceptive Marketing Practices provisions of the Competition Act. The application involved successful defence to a constitutional challenge to certain provisions of the Competition Act brought by the respondents.
Counsel for the Ecuadorian plaintiffs in a Canadian action for an order recognizing a $9.51 billion (USD) Judgment obtained in Ecuador against Chevron Corporation regarding oil pollution in the Amazon. Successful respondents in an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada of the jurisdictional challenge of the action for recognition and enforcement.
Counsel to the applicant lender. Successful in obtaining a Mareva injunction and receivership over the respondent, a guarantor of the loans.
Counsel to the plaintiff in an action against offeree shareholders for breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation in relation to a multi-million dollar share purchase transaction.
Counsel to CN in a complex dispute involving employee fraud, accounting of profits, abuse of process, defamation and negligent exercise of statutory dispute. In the course of the proceedings, obtained Anton Pillar and Mareva injunctions in order to protect evidence and assets related to the alleged employee fraud.
Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
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