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About Jessica

Jessica's litigation practice focuses on the defence of class actions and other complex claims related to product liability and consumer protection. She has particular expertise in the life sciences industry and regularly acts for leading manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceutical medicines, medical devices and other health and consumer products.

Jessica also regularly provides proactive advice to clients on product warnings, recalls and litigation risks, as well as on issues relating to privacy and freedom of information, licensing, indemnification, and consumer warranties.

During her articles, Jessica completed a secondment in the legal department of one of Canada's largest medical devices companies, where she worked on a variety of litigation, regulatory and commercial matters.

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Recent representative matters include acting as counsel to:

  • Various multinational pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in class actions involving a wide variety of medicines and devices, including pelvic and hernia mesh implants, CPAP devices, hospital equipment, and an antacid medication

  • Leading multinational pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and distributors in the defence of individual product liability actions involving surgical devices and hospital equipment, ankle replacement parts, and breast implants

  • A leading cannabis company in a class action alleging negligence and failure to warn

  • A North American vehicle manufacturer in class actions alleging negligent design, testing and manufacture, and breaches of consumer protection laws

  • A gaming facility and public-sector entity in successfully opposing the plaintiffs' motion for certification in a privacy class action arising out of a cyber-attack

  • A multinational hotel franchise in a class action involving allegations of deceptive trade practices

  • A large media organization in a constitutional challenge relating to freedom of information legislation


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2014
JD, University of Toronto – 2013
BJourn (Hon.), Ryerson University – 2009

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