Robin Reinertson
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3323

Robin has extensive litigation experience in British Columbia and Ontario. She has broad expertise in the defence of class actions and matters with product liability, consumer protection, competition/antitrust, privacy and regulatory compliance issues. Robin also regularly advises clients on risk management and litigation avoidance in these areas.

Robin has appeared as lead counsel at all levels of the courts of British Columbia.

SELECT EXPERIENCE
  • Part of the trial team that successfully defended one of the world's leading manufacturers of life-saving cardiac devices in the first medical products class action to go to trial in Ontario (146 trial days), which resulted in a decision dismissing the national class action alleging negligent design, testing and recall

  • Trial counsel to Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Canada in a class action alleging breaches of the Competition Act and various other economic claims regarding the sale of operating system and software products throughout Canada

  • Lead counsel to a furniture retailer in the successful defence of a proposed class action regarding cashable vouchers

  • Counsel to Coca Cola Ltd. in the successful defence of a proposed class action concerning vitaminwater® based on the B.C. Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and in the coordination of the Canadian litigation regarding vitaminwater®

  • Counsel to a financial institution in the successful defence of a proposed class action alleging breaches of the B.C. Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and other claims with respect to the disclosure of title insurance fees for residential mortgages

  • Counsel to Merck & Co., Inc. and Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. in a proposed class action related to Propecia® and Proscar®

  • Counsel to a multinational automobile manufacturer in defence of a product liability claim alleging unintended acceleration

  • Counsel to leading pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer health product and food/beverage manufacturers on product liability, consumer protection and labelling/marketing individual actions and class actions

  • Counsel on a successful application for interim injunctive relief to freeze funds pending trial in an action alleging fraud and conspiracy

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Robin is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Dispute Resolution: Class Action Defence)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Class Action Litigation)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2017, 2018 and 2019 (Litigation Star in Class Actions) (recognized as a Future Litigation Star in 2014, 2015 and 2016)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2016 and 2017 (Product Liability)

Robin provides legal services through Robin Reinertson Law Corporation.

PUBLICATIONS
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Speaker: Reality Check on Class Actions in Canada
Canadian Regional Meeting, International Association of Defence Counsel, Toronto, Ontario, June 4, 2019.
Chair: Class Action Climate in Canada: Recent Developments and Emerging Trends
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, January 30, 2019.
Interviewed: In search of the right expert witness
Interviewed by Shannon Kari, Canadian Lawyer InHouse, April 24, 2017.
Speaker: Ahead of the Class: Important Updates and Developments in Class Actions
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, February 2, 2017.
Speaker: Important Updates and Developments in Class Action Practices
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, January 27, 2016.
Speaker: Authentication of Electronically Stored Information, Electronic Evidence and eDiscovery 2016
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 14, 2016
Speaker: Stop Hackers from Taking a Byte: Cybersecurity and Responding to Data Breaches
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 13, 2016.
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MEDIA APPEARANCES
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Interviewed: No flood of class actions on food
Interviewed by Marg Bruineman, Law Times, September 5, 2016.
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