Laura is an experienced advocate, appearing as lead counsel at all levels of court in Canada, as well as before arbitral and administrative tribunals. She has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating disputes in the food, beverage and agribusiness, energy, mining, construction, cannabis, hospitality, retail, technology and infrastructure sectors.
Laura is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and an Arbitration Place NexGen Arbitrator with particular expertise in the arbitration of complex domestic and international disputes. She was appointed in 2021 by the Government of British Columbia to serve a five-year term as a roster member for BC's Bid Protest Mechanism and Dispute Resolution panels, which were established under the New West Partnership Trade Agreement and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.
Laura sits on the boards of the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) and CanArbWeek. She is an invited member of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (WCCAS), CPR’s Canada Advisory Board and co-lead of the North American Group of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center.
Laura is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 litigation team, and has experience advising clients on contract suspensions and terminations as well as alternative dispute resolution in connection with the pandemic.