Known for her creative use of litigation technology and excellent advocacy skills, Chantelle provides clients with innovative solutions in complex civil litigation matters.
Chantelle advises clients of all sizes across a wide range of civil litigation matters, including complex commercial disputes, competition disputes, securities disputes and misuse of confidential information claims. A significant portion of Chantelle’s practice involves the defence of national and cross-border class actions, including respecting allegations of anti-competitive conduct. Clients particularly appreciate Chantelle’s practical and analytical approach, as well as her unflappable manner.
Chantelle is at the forefront of the use of litigation technology, and regularly consults on best practices for paperless litigation. A frequent lecturer and author, Chantelle often presents for organizations such as the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association and The Advocates’ Society.
Chantelle sits on the Board of Directors and acts as the Chair of the Governance and Risk Management Committee of Earth Rangers, a not-for-profit organization that educates children about biodiversity and environmental sustainability.
Continental Casualty Company
Acting for Continental Casualty Company in two multi-billion dollar class actions commenced in the Ontario Superior Court and the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench regarding coverage for business interruption losses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Estate Trustees of Barry Sherman and Honey Sherman
Acting as counsel to the Estate Trustees of Barry Sherman and Honey Sherman in legal proceedings against the Toronto Star and its Chief Investigative Reporter, Kevin Donovan, in regards to a sealing order obtained by the Estate Trustees which restricts public access to materials filed in connection with the routine administration of the Shermans' estates. Leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada has been granted for the Estate Trustees' appeal of the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal denying the protective order.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Acted for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce as an intervener before the Supreme Court of Canada in an appeal concerning the applicability of arbitration clauses to class actions in Ontario.
KSV Kofman Inc.
Acted for KSV Kofman Inc., as monitor for the Urbancorp Group of Companies, in an appeal concerning whether a certain transaction was a fraudulent conveyance or otherwise voidable by the monitor in connection with Urbancorp's CCAA proceedings.
SK Hynix America Inc.
Acting for SK Hynix America Inc. in its defence of multiple class actions across Canada alleging anti-competitive conduct in respect of the sale of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips, including with respect to cross-border issues arising out of parallel U.S. class actions.
Delta Air Lines
Acting for Delta Air Lines in defending a multi-billion dollar proposed class action alleging a conspiracy to constrain the capacity of the passenger airline industry in North America.
Giant Tiger Stores Limited
Acting for Giant Tiger Stores Limited in its defence of multiple class proceedings commenced across Canada (including Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Québec and the Federal Court) relating to alleged price-fixing of commercial bread products in Canada at the wholesale and retail levels.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Successfully acted for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation in a judicial review application brought by the City of Niagara and the Region of Niagara Falls concerning the selection process for an operator of the Niagara gaming bundle.
Morgan Stanley Canada Limited
Acted for Morgan Stanley Canada Limited in a class action instituted against 12 global banks based on an alleged conspiracy to artificially fix foreign currency exchange rates.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Acting for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) defending allegations that OLG owes a duty of care to prevent "problem gamblers" from gambling in OLG's commercial casinos.
COVID-19 and the Courts: What You Need to Know
Oct. 30, 2020 - Across the globe, courts are rapidly adapting their practices and procedures, initially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and now to the gradual resumption of activities and easing of restrictions. As Canadian provinces gradually move toward reopening, courts have also begun to reopen their...
Ontario Bar Association, OBA Real Property and Civil Litigation Lawyers Program, “Remote Commissioning – What You Need to Know”; Webcast
Aug. 17, 2020
Ontario Bar Association, OBA Class Actions Program, “The New World of Ontario Class Actions: A Roundtable”; Webcast
Aug. 11, 2020
Canada’s Top Court Invalidates Uber’s Arbitration Clauses and Clarifies the Doctrine of Unconscionability
July 03, 2020 - The Supreme Court of Canada has released its highly anticipated decision in Uber Technologies Inc. v David Heller (Uber), ruling that a proposed class action on behalf of Uber drivers can proceed despite an arbitration clause contained in the standard form agreement between drivers and...
Moderator, American Bar Association, “Life After Godfrey: The New Ground Rules for Competition Class Actions in Canada”; Toronto, ON
Apr. 01, 2020
The Law Society of Ontario, Our Civil Justice System: Envisioning Innovation and Change, “Professionalism - The Roles of the Courts and Counsel in Advocacy (How You Can Affect Change)”; Toronto, ON
Feb. 25, 2020
Litigating in the Post-Godfrey World: What You Need to Know About the New Ground Rules for Competition Class Actions in Canada, co-author
Feb. 18, 2020 - The Antitrust Source (American Bar Association)
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Ontario Bar Association, Litigation in the Digital Age: A Guide to the Paperless Practice, “How to Prepare For and Conduct Digital Hearings”; Toronto, ON
Feb. 06, 2020
Top Court Expands Scope of Potential Liability in Price-Fixing Class Actions
Sept. 24, 2019 - The Supreme Court of Canada has released its long-awaited decision in two companion appeals that have significant implications for class actions alleging conduct that contravenes the criminal provisions found in Part VI of the Competition Act (Act). In its decision in Pioneer...
Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act: Two Additional Convictions in the Cryptometrics Saga
Mar. 27, 2019 - Two individuals were recently sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment after being convicted of agreeing to bribe a foreign public official, under the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (Act). 1 These are the second and third convictions under the Act following a trial. In...
Ontario Bar Association—The Heather McArthur Memorial Young Lawyers Award (2020)
Osgoode Hall Law School—Alumni Gold Key Award, One-to-Watch (2019)
Lexpert Zenith Award—Celebrating Change Agents in Law (2019)
Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—40 and Under Hot List; Future Star
Financial Times’ North America Innovative Lawyers Report—Top 10 Individuals (2019)
The Best Lawyers in Canada—Class Action Litigation
Chambers Canada Award—Litigation Firm of the Year (2018)
Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Litigation, General Commercial Department: Ontario (Band 1 for firm)