Andrea L. Burke

Partner

Andrea L. Burke

Andrea L. Burke

Partner

“She is a thoughtful, decisive and strategic thinker. She is also pragmatic, keeping her eye on the end game. I am glad I have her in my corner.”
Client – Chambers Canada 2019

Andrea specializes in a broad range of business disputes and corporate litigation, including shareholder, contractual, environmental and insolvency matters. She regularly advises on enforcement and contested transaction matters before the Ontario Securities Commission and represents clients in securities class actions.

Over her more than 20-year career, Andrea has earned the trust of leading Canadian and international companies – both public and private – and has acted as counsel for large mining and telecommunications companies. She appears at all levels of court and acts in private arbitrations and mediations. Companies navigating high-stakes multijurisdictional disputes turn to Andrea for efficient coordination of counsel and strategy across a number of jurisdictions.

Andrea is President of the University of Toronto Law Alumni Association. She is also a member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee, a Director of The Advocates’ Society and a former adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Andrea L. Burke

Partner

“She is a thoughtful, decisive and strategic thinker. She is also pragmatic, keeping her eye on the end game. I am glad I have her in my corner.”
Client – Chambers Canada 2019

Andrea specializes in a broad range of business disputes and corporate litigation, including shareholder, contractual, environmental and insolvency matters. She regularly advises on enforcement and contested transaction matters before the Ontario Securities Commission and represents clients in securities class actions.

Over her more than 20-year career, Andrea has earned the trust of leading Canadian and international companies – both public and private – and has acted as counsel for large mining and telecommunications companies. She appears at all levels of court and acts in private arbitrations and mediations. Companies navigating high-stakes multijurisdictional disputes turn to Andrea for efficient coordination of counsel and strategy across a number of jurisdictions.

Andrea is President of the University of Toronto Law Alumni Association. She is also a member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee, a Director of The Advocates’ Society and a former adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

McKesson Canada Corporation and McKesson Corporation

Acted for McKesson Canada Corporation and McKesson Corporation in a $200-million contractual indemnity claim arising out of the purchase of the Rexall Pharmacy Business and tort claims for alleged fraudulent misrepresentations in contract negotiation.

Defendants

Acting for a number of offerors, directors and officers in defence of a one-billion dollar securities class action proceeding arising out of the successful joint takeover bid for Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation by Nunavut Iron Ore Acquisition Inc. and ArcelorMittal S.A. The claim alleges takeover bid circular misrepresentations and breach of insider trading provisions under the Securities Act (Ontario) as well as other Canadian securities legislation.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acting for Barrick Gold Corporation in international tort litigation in courts in the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

Newmont Mining Corporation (now known as Newmont Goldcorp Corporation) and other defendants

Acting for Newmont Mining Corporation (now known as Newmont Goldcorp Corporation) and other defendants in this action for fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, which is alleged to have induced the plaintiff to enter into a plan of arrangement transaction by which the plaintiff exchanged shares in a gold mining company for shares in a uranium mining company.

BTIG, LLC

Acting for BTIG, LLC in proceedings in multiple jurisdictions to recover against parties involved in securities fraud, including in proceedings designed to enforce an arbitral award and judgments in circumstances where assets have been moved off-shore and made subject to asset protection trusts.

Confidential Client

Advising client in connection with an ongoing confidential Ontario Securities Commission enforcement investigation and potential enforcement proceeding, including assisting in preparing responses to multiple summonses, negotiating a limited waiver of privilege agreement and developing defences based upon receipt of legal advice. The investigation relates to multiple potential breaches of the Securities Act, including misleading investors, misrepresenting financial positions and fraud.

Confidential Client

Advising and assisting a whistleblower to make a detailed confidential/anonymous whistleblower submission to the Ontario Securities Commission under the OSC's relatively new (June 2016) Whistleblower Program in respect of securities fraud and misleading disclosure in the exempt market.

Audit Committee of a public company

Acted for the audit committee of a public company in connection with an external investigation into employee malfeasance and company controls issues in relation to fraudulent inventory record-keeping.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted successfully for Shaw Communications Inc. In the Matter of an Application by The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., the first case in which the Ontario Securities Commission has denied standing to a party to commence an application under the "public interest" jurisdiction of the Ontario Securities Act.

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC

Represented wind power developers (Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC) in an appeal before the Environmental Review Tribunal.

Canadian corporation

Acted for a significant Canadian corporation in achieving an early and successful confidential resolution of personal claims against one of its senior executives.

Canadian Real Estate Association

Acted successfully for the Canadian Real Estate Association before the Competition Tribunal in a motion against the Commissioner of Competition to resolve a dispute with respect to the interpretation of a consent agreement and CREA's implementation of policies regarding the display of seller contact information and references to private sales.

Caribbean Securities Exchange Commission

Advised a Caribbean securities exchange commission on the conduct of a securities enforcement investigation and assisted with the conduct of the investigation.

JANA Partners LLC

Acted for JANA Partners LLC in connection with its proxy campaign with respect to Agrium Inc. at the company's 2013 annual general meeting.

Bruce Walter

Acted for Bruce Walter, a senior Canadian mining executive, in defending successfully enforcement proceedings brought against him by Staff of the Ontario Securities Commission in connection with a takeover bid for a public mining company. Every allegation made against Mr. Walter was rejected by the Ontario Securities Commission following a lengthy trial.

MI Developments, Inc.

Acted for MI Developments, Inc. (MID) in its successful defence of applications made by minority shareholders of MID to the Ontario Securities Commission by seeking orders denying MID the use of various securities law exemptions and seeking to require MID to obtain minority shareholder approval before proceeding with proposed related party transactions with Magna Entertainment Corp.

MAG Silver Corp.

Acted for MAG Silver Corp. in its successful defence of a proposed $350-million hostile insider takeover ("lowball" or "takeunder") bid by Fresnillo plc. Because the bid was to be made by an insider, there was a requirement to obtain an independent valuation of MAG. Fresnillo plc refused to provide to the independent valuator information concerning its wholly owned mining assets that were adjacent to and surrounding mining assets in which MAG has an interest. MAG launched an application to the Ontario Securities Commission for an order requiring Fresnillo plc to disclose the required information relating to its wholly owned assets. Fresnillo plc abandoned its takeover following an adverse preliminary ruling by the OSC requiring it to produce documents relevant to the question of whether the requested information existed or not.

HudBay Minerals Inc.

Acted for Jaguar Financial Corporation, a shareholder of HudBay Minerals Inc., in its successful and precedent-setting application to the Ontario Securities Commission to set aside a decision of the Listing Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange and compel HudBay to obtain shareholder approval in respect of HudBay's proposed $550-million acquisition of Lundin Mining Corporation. This case led to the termination of the proposed transaction and ultimately to the removal from office of members of the Board of Directors of HudBay.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in libel proceedings against Les Éditions Écosociété Inc. claiming compensatory, moral and punitive damages.

Dr. Bernard Sherman

Acted as counsel for Dr. Bernard Sherman of Apotex in copyright infringement litigation in the Federal Court.

Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership, Astral Media Inc., Alliance Atlantic Communications Inc.

Acted for Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership, Astral Media Inc. and Alliance Atlantic Communications Inc. by intervening in an application challenging the constitutional validity of provisions of the Radiocommunication Act concerning the decoding of encrypted direct-to-home satellite television signals, and acted for the plaintiffs in a Federal Court action against persons alleged to be engaged in "grey"/"black" marketing of decryption devices.

Pacifica Papers Inc.

Acted for Pacifica Papers Inc. in connection with a contested plan of arrangement and oppression remedy case against Pacifica Papers by its largest shareholder in the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc.

Acted for DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. in litigation against National Trust for alleged breaches of trust, breaches of fiduciary obligations and breaches of the Pensions Benefits Act in connection with National Trust's role as trustee of the various DaimlerChrysler pension funds.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)

Acted for Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation ("OLG") in the Mnjikaning or Rama First Nation claim that pursuant to a contract between it and OLG and the Crown it was entitled to receive 35% of the net revenues of Casino Rama in perpetuity. By agreement with the other First Nations, Rama received 35% of the net revenues for the first 5 years (1996-2001). Also acted for OLG in a parallel proceeding involving a claim by Ontario First Nations to 20% of the gross revenues of Casino Rama.

Strait Crossing Joint Venture

Acted for Strait Crossing Joint Venture in a dispute arising out of the conversion of a heavy lifting vessel in connection with the construction of the Confederation Bridge.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Acted for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") in an action regarding its establishment of a new service to be offered in connection with Internet domain name registration.

MMFX Technologies Corporation

Acted for MMFX Technologies Corporation in the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings of its Canadian subsidiaries and the sale of Canadian assets to its secured lender.

Canadian Pacific Express & Transport Ltd.

Acted for Canadian Pacific Express & Transport Ltd. in its defence of claims under several leases for contamination at a former terminal facility in Ontario.

Northern Telecom Ltd.

Acted for Northern Telecom Ltd. before the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Fecht v. Deloitte & Touche, the leading Ontario case on letters rogatory.

Speaking Engagement

Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society Fall Convention 2019, “Advocacy in Progress”; Nassau, The Bahamas; Nov. 8 & 9, 2019

Nov. 08, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Skills instructor, The Advocates’ Society Skills Certification Program: Evidence for Litigators; Toronto, ON

Oct. 16, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Speaker, Osgoode Professional Development, Business Law LLM Program, “The Board’s Role When There Are Allegations of Regulatory or Criminal Misconduct”; Toronto, ON

Apr. 24, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Chair and skills instructor, The Advocates’ Society, course, “Negotiation Strategies for Litigators”

Apr. 16, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Speaker, The Advocates’ Society, Leadership Skills for Litigators, “Building Effective Teams: Motivating and Engaging Your Team”; Toronto, ON

Mar. 29, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society, “Leading Your Case: Opening Statements and Examination-in-Chief”

Dec. 07, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Skills Instructor, The Advocates’ Society, Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program, “Evidence for Litigators”; Toronto, ON

Nov. 29, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Mentor, The Advocates’ Society, Fall Forum, “The Litigator of the Future”

Oct. 19, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Guest Lecturer, Osgoode Hall Law School, Osgoode Professional Development Business Law LLM, Boards of Directors course: “The Board’s Role When There are Allegations of Regulatory or Criminal Misconduct”; Annual

Sept. 14, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Speaker and skills demonstrator, The Advocates’ Society, “Costs Submissions Advocacy – Practical Tips for Arguing and Opposing Costs Submissions”

May 15, 2018

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Litigation, General Commercial: Ontario; Litigation, Securities: Ontario

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—General Commercial (Litigation Star); Securities (Litigation Star)

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Litigation: Corporate Commercial; Litigation: Securities

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate and Commercial Litigation

University of Toronto—Arbor Award (2013)

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1996

Education

University of Toronto, LLB (Honours), 1994
McGill University, BComm (Economics & Finance) (Joint Honours), 1991

Professional Affiliations

The Advocates’ Society

Board Memberships

The Advocates’ Society, current director

Community Involvement

Cabbagetown Heritage Conservation District Advisory Committee, former member (2009 to 2018)
Ontario Securities Commission, Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee, current member
Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Commercial List Users’ Committee, current member
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Bay Street Campaign Advisory Group, current member
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Law Alumni Association Council, current President, former Vice-President and Treasurer, and Member of Council (2009 to present)
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, student mentor
Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Toronto chapter, current member

Teaching Engagements

Andrea has been a guest instructor at the Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Professional Development program, and she regularly lectures in and chairs The Advocates’ Society programs. Andrea was an adjunct professor in the University of Toronto Faculty of Law’s 2017-18 Global Professional Master of Laws program in Innovation, Law and Technology. She was also an Associate (Restricted) Graduate Faculty Member in the Graduate Department of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto for 2017-18.

“She is a thoughtful, decisive and strategic thinker. She is also pragmatic, keeping her eye on the end game. I am glad I have her in my corner.”
Client – Chambers Canada 2019

Andrea specializes in a broad range of business disputes and corporate litigation, including shareholder, contractual, environmental and insolvency matters. She regularly advises on enforcement and contested transaction matters before the Ontario Securities Commission and represents clients in securities class actions.

Over her more than 20-year career, Andrea has earned the trust of leading Canadian and international companies – both public and private – and has acted as counsel for large mining and telecommunications companies. She appears at all levels of court and acts in private arbitrations and mediations. Companies navigating high-stakes multijurisdictional disputes turn to Andrea for efficient coordination of counsel and strategy across a number of jurisdictions.

Andrea is President of the University of Toronto Law Alumni Association. She is also a member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee, a Director of The Advocates’ Society and a former adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

McKesson Canada Corporation and McKesson Corporation

Acted for McKesson Canada Corporation and McKesson Corporation in a $200-million contractual indemnity claim arising out of the purchase of the Rexall Pharmacy Business and tort claims for alleged fraudulent misrepresentations in contract negotiation.

Defendants

Acting for a number of offerors, directors and officers in defence of a one-billion dollar securities class action proceeding arising out of the successful joint takeover bid for Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation by Nunavut Iron Ore Acquisition Inc. and ArcelorMittal S.A. The claim alleges takeover bid circular misrepresentations and breach of insider trading provisions under the Securities Act (Ontario) as well as other Canadian securities legislation.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acting for Barrick Gold Corporation in international tort litigation in courts in the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

Newmont Mining Corporation (now known as Newmont Goldcorp Corporation) and other defendants

Acting for Newmont Mining Corporation (now known as Newmont Goldcorp Corporation) and other defendants in this action for fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, which is alleged to have induced the plaintiff to enter into a plan of arrangement transaction by which the plaintiff exchanged shares in a gold mining company for shares in a uranium mining company.

BTIG, LLC

Acting for BTIG, LLC in proceedings in multiple jurisdictions to recover against parties involved in securities fraud, including in proceedings designed to enforce an arbitral award and judgments in circumstances where assets have been moved off-shore and made subject to asset protection trusts.

Confidential Client

Advising client in connection with an ongoing confidential Ontario Securities Commission enforcement investigation and potential enforcement proceeding, including assisting in preparing responses to multiple summonses, negotiating a limited waiver of privilege agreement and developing defences based upon receipt of legal advice. The investigation relates to multiple potential breaches of the Securities Act, including misleading investors, misrepresenting financial positions and fraud.

Confidential Client

Advising and assisting a whistleblower to make a detailed confidential/anonymous whistleblower submission to the Ontario Securities Commission under the OSC's relatively new (June 2016) Whistleblower Program in respect of securities fraud and misleading disclosure in the exempt market.

Audit Committee of a public company

Acted for the audit committee of a public company in connection with an external investigation into employee malfeasance and company controls issues in relation to fraudulent inventory record-keeping.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted successfully for Shaw Communications Inc. In the Matter of an Application by The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., the first case in which the Ontario Securities Commission has denied standing to a party to commence an application under the "public interest" jurisdiction of the Ontario Securities Act.

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC

Represented wind power developers (Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC) in an appeal before the Environmental Review Tribunal.

Canadian corporation

Acted for a significant Canadian corporation in achieving an early and successful confidential resolution of personal claims against one of its senior executives.

Canadian Real Estate Association

Acted successfully for the Canadian Real Estate Association before the Competition Tribunal in a motion against the Commissioner of Competition to resolve a dispute with respect to the interpretation of a consent agreement and CREA's implementation of policies regarding the display of seller contact information and references to private sales.

Caribbean Securities Exchange Commission

Advised a Caribbean securities exchange commission on the conduct of a securities enforcement investigation and assisted with the conduct of the investigation.

JANA Partners LLC

Acted for JANA Partners LLC in connection with its proxy campaign with respect to Agrium Inc. at the company's 2013 annual general meeting.

Bruce Walter

Acted for Bruce Walter, a senior Canadian mining executive, in defending successfully enforcement proceedings brought against him by Staff of the Ontario Securities Commission in connection with a takeover bid for a public mining company. Every allegation made against Mr. Walter was rejected by the Ontario Securities Commission following a lengthy trial.

MI Developments, Inc.

Acted for MI Developments, Inc. (MID) in its successful defence of applications made by minority shareholders of MID to the Ontario Securities Commission by seeking orders denying MID the use of various securities law exemptions and seeking to require MID to obtain minority shareholder approval before proceeding with proposed related party transactions with Magna Entertainment Corp.

MAG Silver Corp.

Acted for MAG Silver Corp. in its successful defence of a proposed $350-million hostile insider takeover ("lowball" or "takeunder") bid by Fresnillo plc. Because the bid was to be made by an insider, there was a requirement to obtain an independent valuation of MAG. Fresnillo plc refused to provide to the independent valuator information concerning its wholly owned mining assets that were adjacent to and surrounding mining assets in which MAG has an interest. MAG launched an application to the Ontario Securities Commission for an order requiring Fresnillo plc to disclose the required information relating to its wholly owned assets. Fresnillo plc abandoned its takeover following an adverse preliminary ruling by the OSC requiring it to produce documents relevant to the question of whether the requested information existed or not.

HudBay Minerals Inc.

Acted for Jaguar Financial Corporation, a shareholder of HudBay Minerals Inc., in its successful and precedent-setting application to the Ontario Securities Commission to set aside a decision of the Listing Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange and compel HudBay to obtain shareholder approval in respect of HudBay's proposed $550-million acquisition of Lundin Mining Corporation. This case led to the termination of the proposed transaction and ultimately to the removal from office of members of the Board of Directors of HudBay.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in libel proceedings against Les Éditions Écosociété Inc. claiming compensatory, moral and punitive damages.

Dr. Bernard Sherman

Acted as counsel for Dr. Bernard Sherman of Apotex in copyright infringement litigation in the Federal Court.

Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership, Astral Media Inc., Alliance Atlantic Communications Inc.

Acted for Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership, Astral Media Inc. and Alliance Atlantic Communications Inc. by intervening in an application challenging the constitutional validity of provisions of the Radiocommunication Act concerning the decoding of encrypted direct-to-home satellite television signals, and acted for the plaintiffs in a Federal Court action against persons alleged to be engaged in "grey"/"black" marketing of decryption devices.

Pacifica Papers Inc.

Acted for Pacifica Papers Inc. in connection with a contested plan of arrangement and oppression remedy case against Pacifica Papers by its largest shareholder in the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc.

Acted for DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. in litigation against National Trust for alleged breaches of trust, breaches of fiduciary obligations and breaches of the Pensions Benefits Act in connection with National Trust's role as trustee of the various DaimlerChrysler pension funds.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)

Acted for Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation ("OLG") in the Mnjikaning or Rama First Nation claim that pursuant to a contract between it and OLG and the Crown it was entitled to receive 35% of the net revenues of Casino Rama in perpetuity. By agreement with the other First Nations, Rama received 35% of the net revenues for the first 5 years (1996-2001). Also acted for OLG in a parallel proceeding involving a claim by Ontario First Nations to 20% of the gross revenues of Casino Rama.

Strait Crossing Joint Venture

Acted for Strait Crossing Joint Venture in a dispute arising out of the conversion of a heavy lifting vessel in connection with the construction of the Confederation Bridge.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Acted for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") in an action regarding its establishment of a new service to be offered in connection with Internet domain name registration.

MMFX Technologies Corporation

Acted for MMFX Technologies Corporation in the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings of its Canadian subsidiaries and the sale of Canadian assets to its secured lender.

Canadian Pacific Express & Transport Ltd.

Acted for Canadian Pacific Express & Transport Ltd. in its defence of claims under several leases for contamination at a former terminal facility in Ontario.

Northern Telecom Ltd.

Acted for Northern Telecom Ltd. before the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Fecht v. Deloitte & Touche, the leading Ontario case on letters rogatory.

Speaking Engagement

Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society Fall Convention 2019, “Advocacy in Progress”; Nassau, The Bahamas; Nov. 8 & 9, 2019

Nov. 08, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Skills instructor, The Advocates’ Society Skills Certification Program: Evidence for Litigators; Toronto, ON

Oct. 16, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Speaker, Osgoode Professional Development, Business Law LLM Program, “The Board’s Role When There Are Allegations of Regulatory or Criminal Misconduct”; Toronto, ON

Apr. 24, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Chair and skills instructor, The Advocates’ Society, course, “Negotiation Strategies for Litigators”

Apr. 16, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Speaker, The Advocates’ Society, Leadership Skills for Litigators, “Building Effective Teams: Motivating and Engaging Your Team”; Toronto, ON

Mar. 29, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society, “Leading Your Case: Opening Statements and Examination-in-Chief”

Dec. 07, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Skills Instructor, The Advocates’ Society, Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program, “Evidence for Litigators”; Toronto, ON

Nov. 29, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Mentor, The Advocates’ Society, Fall Forum, “The Litigator of the Future”

Oct. 19, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Guest Lecturer, Osgoode Hall Law School, Osgoode Professional Development Business Law LLM, Boards of Directors course: “The Board’s Role When There are Allegations of Regulatory or Criminal Misconduct”; Annual

Sept. 14, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Speaker and skills demonstrator, The Advocates’ Society, “Costs Submissions Advocacy – Practical Tips for Arguing and Opposing Costs Submissions”

May 15, 2018

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Litigation, General Commercial: Ontario; Litigation, Securities: Ontario

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—General Commercial (Litigation Star); Securities (Litigation Star)

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Litigation: Corporate Commercial; Litigation: Securities

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate and Commercial Litigation

University of Toronto—Arbor Award (2013)

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1996

Education

University of Toronto, LLB (Honours), 1994
McGill University, BComm (Economics & Finance) (Joint Honours), 1991

Professional Affiliations

The Advocates’ Society

Board Memberships

The Advocates’ Society, current director

Community Involvement

Cabbagetown Heritage Conservation District Advisory Committee, former member (2009 to 2018)
Ontario Securities Commission, Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee, current member
Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Commercial List Users’ Committee, current member
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Bay Street Campaign Advisory Group, current member
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Law Alumni Association Council, current President, former Vice-President and Treasurer, and Member of Council (2009 to present)
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, student mentor
Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Toronto chapter, current member

Teaching Engagements

Andrea has been a guest instructor at the Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Professional Development program, and she regularly lectures in and chairs The Advocates’ Society programs. Andrea was an adjunct professor in the University of Toronto Faculty of Law’s 2017-18 Global Professional Master of Laws program in Innovation, Law and Technology. She was also an Associate (Restricted) Graduate Faculty Member in the Graduate Department of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto for 2017-18.