Helen Richards
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4270

Helen (Burnett) Richards has a broad litigation practice with a focus on complex corporate/commercial litigation. She also has experience in construction and environmental litigation.

Helen's experience includes a number of large class proceedings in the areas of securities, conspiracy, product liability and food and beverage labelling.

In addition, Helen has a keen interest in legal issues affecting wineries and the wine industry.

While attending law school, Helen received the Gowlings Prize in corporate finance and the Lang Michener Prize in securities regulation. She also received the Senate Medal for outstanding academic achievement upon graduation from Carleton University.

Prior to joining Blakes, Helen was an associate with another large national firm.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent matters in which Helen has been involved include:

  • Co-counsel defending various retail and investment banks in securities and competition class actions
  • Co-counsel defending product liability class actions against various multinational manufacturers of pharmaceutical drugs
  • Co-counsel representing a corporation charged under the Provincial Offences Act in relation to alleged environmental offences
  • Co-counsel representing an international corporation in an arbitration arising out of the construction of a windfarm
  • Co-counsel representing an international corporation in obtaining an Anton Piller Order to further its investigation into a large-scale, international counterfeit operation
  • Co-counsel representing a tobacco company in a judicial review before the Divisional Court challenging a decision to impose a multimillion dollar security for taxes
PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Litigation & Dispute Resolution, November 28, 2016
Co-author: Access Denied: Primary Market Liability Regime Not Available to Secondary Market Security Holders
Blakes Bulletin on Litigation & Dispute Resolution, August 31, 2016
Blakes Bulletin on Securities Litigation, April 28, 2016.
Co-author: Common Law Securities Misrepresentation Claims - Still with Us in the Post-Green Era?
The Canadian Class Action Review, Volume 11, Number 2, March 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Securities Litigation, November 9, 2015.
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MEDIA APPEARANCES
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