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Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON  M5H 3C2
Canada

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Expertise

Year of Call

Ontario, 1999
British Columbia, 2015

Education

LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1997

B.Sc. (Hons), Queen's University, 1994

Lara Jackson

Lara Jackson has an active and varied commercial litigation practice with particular expertise in class actions and securities litigation. Lara brings a strategic, analytical and practical approach to the most complicated disputes, while maintaining her focus on achieving resolution as efficiently as possible.

Lara has defended numerous class actions involving securities, competition law, employment and oppression matters.  She also regularly represents market participants in Canadian and cross-border civil and regulatory proceedings, involving alleged securities act violations.  Lara has represented clients in a broad range of commercial cases involving proxy contests, takeover bids, contested plans of arrangement, shareholder disputes, oppression remedies, and insolvency disputes.

Lara is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and is Deputy Chair of the Advocacy Group

Representative work includes:

  • Defending fixing companies in gold and silver fix competition class actions
  • Defending a financial instruction in a foreign exchange competition class action
  • Defending issuers and individual directors and officers in securities class actions, including numerous cross-border securities class actions
  • Representing bidders and targets in hostile takeover bid litigation
  • Representing market participants in cross-border criminal and regulatory proceedings
  • Representing issuers and individual directors and officers in breach of contract and breach of confidentiality proceedings, including injunction and Anton Piller proceedings
  • Representing a minority shareholder of a public company in a successful appellate court reversal of court of approval of a plan of arrangement
ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Benchmark Litigation 2016 (Future Star)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015-2017 (Securities Litigation)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015–2018 (Securities Law – Litigation)
ASSOCIATIONS ASSOCIATIONS
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
Publications, Newsletters and Articles Publications, Newsletters and Articles
Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events
PRO BONO/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PRO BONO/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Pro Bono Duty Counsel for Law Society of Upper Canada Disciplinary Hearings (operated by The Advocates’ Society)
  • Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
  • Lara is an involved member of the legal community as an elected member of Council for the Toronto region of the Ontario Bar Association, an Instructor with the Osgoode Hall Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, and a committed mentor.