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Toronto, ON  M5H 3C2

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Year of Call

Ontario, 1999
British Columbia, 2015


LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1997

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

Lara Jackson

"Highly valued for her ability to ‘stay one step ahead of the other side.'" Chambers Canada (Litigation)

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 financial institutions in price fixing competition class actions
  • 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

Client Commentary

  • "Highly valued for her ability to ‘stay one step ahead of the other side.’" – Chambers Canada (Litigation)
  • "An excellent tactician who navigates [her clients] through the case." – Chambers Canada (Litigation)
  • "Does an ‘excellent job’ of defending clients' interests in class action proceedings." – Chambers Canada (Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)) 
  • "Great; super-responsive and very knowledgeable." – Chambers Canada (Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence))
  • Chambers Canada (Dispute Resolution: Ontario; Class Action (Defence); Securities Litigation: Ontario)
  • Benchmark Litigation 2016 (Future Star)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015-2019 (Litigation - Securities; Litigation - Corporate Commercial)
  • Lexpert Special Edition - Global Leaders in Mining 2017
  • Lexpert Special Edition - Canadian Litigation Lawyers 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015–2020 (Securities Litigation; Corporate & Commercial Litigation; Class Action Litigation)
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Ontario Bar Association (Member of the Executive of the Civil Litigation and Class Actions Sections 2018-2019)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
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Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events
  • Pro Bono Duty Counsel for Law Society of Ontario Disciplinary Hearings (operated by The Advocates’ Society)
  • Member, Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee of the Ontario Security Commission
  • Public Affairs Liason, OBA Civil Litigation Executive
  • Past OBA Council member
  • Past OBA Class Actions Executive member