Shara N. Roy


Shara* is a lawyer you can bet on, in even the toughest case. She is a cut-to-the-chase litigator, well versed in the complexities of commercial litigation, securities regulation and shareholder and transactional disputes. Shara secures§ the best outcomes for her clients thanks to her focused skillset, highly organized nature and take charge demeanour. Because of those skills, when she gets to a hearing, she’s a formidable opponent, respected by her colleagues and her opponents. Going above and beyond is how Shara gets results outside of the courtroom too, giving her time to the next generation of lawyers inside the firm by leading our student program and outside the firm as a mentor to law students and young lawyers. Her reach extends to the broader community, where she co-steers an initiative on behalf of neo-natal care at St. Michael's Hospital, supports at risk women through the United Way’s Women United and is a champion for the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund. All in a day’s work. .



Shara N. Roy

is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

"She’s very strategic, and really has a good eye on the objectives we have. She’s particularly good at anticipating problems." — Chambers Canada

Recently recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers, Shara is a tough-minded commercial litigator. Shara’s expertise is in complex commercial litigation. Her areas of practice include commercial disputes, securities litigation, professional liability, restructuring & insolvency, and class actions.  Shara’s clients include financial institutions, underwriters, accounting firms and publicly-traded companies facing bet-the-company litigation. She also represents individuals facing complex legal issues.

Shara appears before all levels of Court in Canada as well as administrative and regulatory tribunals, including the Ontario Securities Commission.  Shara is a member of the Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee, advising the OSC on issues affecting its tribunal proceedings.  Shara is a Member-at-Large of the Advocates Society Securities Litigation Practice Group and is an instructor at the Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop through Osgoode Professional Development.  Shara is a regular presenter on advocacy, commercial litigation and securities.

In the community, Shara is a member of the Steering Committee for Malachy's Soiree in support of the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit of St. Michael's Hospital and sits on the Engagement Committee of United Way Toronto’s Women United.  Shara is a committed advocate for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, leading Lenczner Slaght’s ground-breaking name-anonymization hiring process.  Shara co-established and heads the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee at the Commercial List Users Committee for the Commercial Court in Toronto.

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  • The Advocates' Society - Member-at-Large of the Securities Litigation Practice Group

  • OSC Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee - Member

  • United Way's Women United - Member

  • Women in Capital Markets

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Toronto Lawyers Association

  • Turnaround Management Association

  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

  • Women's White Collar Defense Association

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  • Chambers Canada (2020)

    Litigation: Securities (Ontario)

  • Canadian Lawyer (2019)

    Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers

  • Lexpert Zenith Award (2019)

    Change Agent in Law

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2016-2019)

    Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Securities

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2016-2020)

    Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Securities

  • Benchmark Canada (2018-2019)

    Future Star

  • The Legal 500 Canada (2018)

    Dispute Resolution (Next Generation Lawyer)

  • Who's Who Legal: Litigation (2018)

    Future Leader

  • Lexpert Rising Stars (2017)

    Leading Lawyers Under 40

  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (2017)

    Litigation Lawyer to Watch

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