Caroline is a leading litigator with over 30 years of practice in commercial law, corporate law, employment law, civil litigation (including defamation issues), privacy and professional liability law.
Caroline frequently handles governance cases, including human resources issues and those involving internal investigations. She also has litigation expertise regarding fraud and cybersecurity issues, shareholder disputes and estate law. She has significant experience defending class actions in the fields of contractual and extra-contractual liability, product liability, competition law, consumer law, privacy and personal data protection law and regularly intervenes in seizures and injunctions. She has appeared before all levels of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court, as well as before several administrative tribunals and arbitration boards.
Furthermore, Caroline advises companies and their boards of directors on risk management, ethics and corporate governance. She provides strategic advice in critical situations such as whistleblowing, security breaches, Privacy Commissioner investigations, Public Sector Integrity Commissioner investigations and class actions. In addition to her work as a lawyer, she works closely with her clients’ communications teams and public relations agencies.
Before joining Blakes, Caroline was the managing partner of a boutique litigation law firm.
Caroline is fluent in English and French.