Cara is sought out by clients for her ability to identify and focus on what’s important to them in their litigation matters. They rely on her leadership in driving cases forward while responding quickly to their changing needs and priorities.
Cara has a wide range of experience in complex litigation before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She has particular expertise in contractual disputes; shareholders’ rights disputes; and commercial fraud and debt recovery actions, including injunctions, seizures, Anton Piller (civil search) orders, Mareva (asset-freezing) injunctions and Norwich orders; as well as white collar investigations and defence. She also has extensive mediation and arbitration experience.
Clients turn to Cara to manage large and complex multijurisdictional cases, where success depends on coordinating teams of numerous professionals and analyzing the impact of the laws of different jurisdictions.
Cara is a member of the Lawyer Evaluation Committee and co-chairs the Committee for the Prevention of Harassment in the Workplace in our Montréal office. She is also a member of the Governance Committee of the Montréal Children’s Hospital Foundation and a director of Repercussion Theatre.
Cast Steel Products (Canada) Ltd. and Cast Steel Products (US) Ltd.
Acted for Cast Steel Products (Canada) Ltd. and Cast Steel Products (US) Ltd. (CSP) in connection with their litigation against one of their independent sales contractors and certain third parties for having illegally appropriated and made use of confidential commercially sensitive information concerning CSP business and clients.
Acted for Cinar Corporation in an appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada in connection with alleged copyright infringement arising from the production of a children's television show. Successfully argued for substantial reductions in, and the absence of joint and several liability for certain aspects of, the damages awarded by the Superior Court pursuant to the Copyright Act.
National Wildlife Federation
Acted for the National Wildlife Federation in litigation before the Superior Court of Québec arising out of the financing and production of IMAX format wildlife films.
eCycle Solutions Inc.
Acted for eCycle Solutions Inc. in litigation stemming from an asset purchase agreement that provided for a balance of sale contingent on the nature of the legislation adopted by the province of Québec to govern the Québec Recycler program.
Acted for Cinar Corporation by successfully obtaining judgments on behalf of Cinar and its affiliates from the Superior Court and Court of Appeal ordering Paquette & Associés to pay the proceeds from the sale of the residences of Ronald Weinberg (which amounted to over $4 million) to the Weinbergs' creditors, including in particular, Cinar.
Represented Metso Inc. before the Superior Court in a patent and intellectual property dispute involving the Gaspesia project.
Global Television Network Inc.
Acted for Global Television Network Inc. in an action instituted against it arising out of an alleged copyright violation in respect of the POPSTARS television show.
Acted for a Brazilian pension fund manager in relation to a major dispute involving certain foreign telecommunications assets, involving multi-jurisdictional litigation.
Acting for confidential clients in an action against a former officer and related parties for the misappropriation of more than $6.5 million for their own benefit.
Acting for confidential clients in proceedings with regard to the misappropriation of $22 million by a former employee and related parties.
Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society, “Maîtrisez les objections” Program; Montréal, QC
May 14, 2019
Will Canada Finally End Up with a Securities and Exchange Commission?, co-author
Jan. 01, 2019 - State Regulation of Securities Committee Newsletter (American Bar Association)
Canada’s Top Court Rules on Personal Liability of Directors for Oppression
July 18, 2017 - On July 13, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Wilson v. Alharayeri (Alharayeri). The decision sounds an important cautionary note to directors concerning the potential consequences of engaging in conduct that is improper or defeats the...
Barreau du Montréal, Trial Practice Do’s and Don’ts: Hot Tips from the Experts, “Article 54.1 CCP: Civil and Commercial Law Issues”
Nov. 05, 2015
A Secret Shared Is a Secret no Longer: Consumer Data Breaches, co-author
Sept. 21, 2015 - Consumer Litigation Committee, International Bar Association
Read more on A Secret Shared Is a Secret no Longer: Consumer Data Breaches.
Liability for Intellectual Property Infringement
Dec. 31, 2014 - Corporate Liability, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Federated Press)
Comprendre et protéger les actifs les plus importants de votre entreprise
Feb. 28, 2012 - Premières en affaires, Vol. 5, No. 3
Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Litigation, General Commercial: Québec
Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—General Commercial (Litigation Star); Securities (Litigation Star); White Collar Crime (Litigation Star)
Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Litigation: Corporate Commercial
The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate/Commercial Law