Elisa K. Kearney
Elisa Kearney is a partner in the Competition & Foreign Investment Review, Investigations & White Collar Defence, Technology, Communications & Media and Retail practices. Elisa has developed a practice in all areas of competition law including, competition litigation, mergers, cartels and reviewable conduct.
Most recently, Elisa is representing Google before the Competition Bureau. Elisa also represented Just Energy Group, Inc. with respect to competition matters in connection with its proposed sale of National Energy Corporation to Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership as well as National Energy Corporation, an intervenor in abuse of dominance proceedings brought before the Competition Tribunal by the Commissioner of Competition against Reliance Home Comfort and Direct Energy. Elisa previously acted for the Commissioner of Competition in one of the most significant proceedings before the Competition Tribunal in recent years, the challenge brought by the Commissioner of Competition under the price maintenance provisions of the Competition Act against Visa and MasterCard's merchant rules.
In addition to these public matters, Elisa has represented a number of domestic and international companies in alleged cartel investigations by the Competition Bureau and has particular experience responding to searches and “dawn raids”, conducting interviews and negotiating and securing leniency or immunity agreements. She also routinely counsels clients on contests, misleading advertising and promotional practices as well as pricing and distribution laws in Canada. She has also acted as external counsel to the CRTC.
Elisa is a member of the firm's Student Committee and Knowledge Management Committee.