Stephanie Ben-Ishai, a full professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, is an affiliated scholar with the firm. As such, she has provided advice to clients of the firm principally with respect to private law issues arising in the context of transactions and litigation.
Prior to joining the faculty at Osgoode, Stephanie served as a law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario and practised in the Insolvency Group at another Toronto law firm. At Osgoode, her principal areas of research and teaching have included insolvency, contract, corporate governance and commercial law.
A frequent guest speaker, Stephanie has presented her work around the world and served as a visiting professor at a number of institutions, including the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, Monash University Law School (Melbourne, Australia), the University of Florida, Levin College of Law (Gainesville, Florida) and the Faculty of Law, University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand). She has received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, SSHRC and Fulbright fellowships. Stephanie has served as an INSOL International Scholar and was awarded the Osgoode Hall Law School Research Fellowship for her insolvency research.
Stephanie has been active in commercial law reform and has been consulted by governments and self regulatory organizations on insolvency and commercial law matters. She has also acted as an expert on Ontario law.