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Monique Jilesen

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Monique* is a seasoned litigator who clients turn to for their toughest commercial disputes. Recognized as one of Canada’s top 50 trial lawyers, she has an enviable record of success at trials, making it clear that she leads§ her clients to a winning case. She is also admired by her peers and judges for her advocacy talents, earning the prestigious Douglas K. Laidlaw Medal for Excellence in Advocacy for 2017. If a complex case needs representation, Monique shows clients the way from start to finish. Monique is also a leader outside of the courtroom. She is an Executive Member of The Advocates' Society Commercial List Practice Group, a past chair of the Gale Cup Moot Committee and regular advocacy instructor for the Advocates’ Society and Osgoode Hall Law School. .

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Monique Jilesen

is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Monique is litigation counsel in complex proceedings from inception through trial. She focuses on class actions, contract and shareholder disputes, civil fraud cases, injunctions, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and securities and derivatives cases. Monique’s clients include major financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, technology companies, and other multinational corporations who routinely face challenging, cross-border disputes. She appears at all levels of Court and in administrative tribunals. Monique has a record of success at trial in bet the company disputes.

Monique is widely recognized as leading counsel. Benchmark Canada has identified her as one of Canada’s top 50 trial lawyers and Lexpert has identified her as one of the leading 500 lawyers in Canada. The Advocates’ Society awarded her the Douglas K. Laidlaw for Excellence in Advocacy.

Monique is a member of the Toronto Commercial List Users’ Committee, an Executive Member of the Advocates’ Society Commercial List Practice Group and the past chair of the Gale Cup Moot. She is a regular speaker on various topics, including expert evidence, class proceedings, and injunction advocacy. She also teaches in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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  • The Advocates' Society - Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association - Civil Litigation Section
    E-Discovery Section

  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

  • Turnaround Management Association

  • Gale Cup Moot Committee - Chair

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Moot - Coach, Osgoode Hall Law School

  • Osgoode Hall Law School - Adjunct Professor

  • Women's White Collar Defense Association

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  • Douglas K. Laidlaw Medal for Excellence in Advocacy (2017)

  • Lexpert Zenith Award (2018)

    Mid-Career Excellence in Corporate Commercial Litigation

    June 20, 2018

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2017)

    Fellow

  • Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers (2014-2017)

  • Benchmark Canada (2017-2018)

    Top 50 Trial Lawyer in Canada and Litigation Star - Class Action, General Commercial, Insolvency and Securities

  • Benchmark Litigation (2017-2018)

    Top 25 Women in Canadian Litigation

  • Best Lawyers (2016-2019)

    Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, Securities

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2014-2018)

    Class Actions, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability, Litigation - Securities

  • Chambers Canada (2019)

    Litigation: General Commercial (Ontario)

  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (2013-2018)

    Corporate Commercial Litigation, Litigation Lawyer to Watch (2013)


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