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Robert Torralbo

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  • Defending a leading international automobile manufacturer in the defence of national class actions involving product liability and consumer fraud claims

  • Defending leading international pharmaceutical companies in the defence of products liability and consumer fraud class actions involving various drugs, medical devices and other products

  • Defending several international manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and automotive parts, and air carriers in class actions, involving allegations of price fixing and economic loss

  • Defending a leading international chemical company in the defence of product liability claims

  • Acting for Canada's largest bank and securities dealer and several related entities in a proposed class action involving allegations of misrepresentation relating to the sale of certain investment products

  • Representing several other major financial institutions in the defence of a number of proposed class actions alleging consumer fraud and various breaches of the Quebec Consumer Protection Act and the Civil Code

Awards & Recognition

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

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Class Action Litigation (Defendants), Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - 2020-2022 (Class Actions, Litigation - Product Liability, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Securities)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business - 2020-2022 (Dispute Resolution: Litigation - Canada)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 (Litigation: General Commercial - Quebec; Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) - Canada)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2022 (Dispute Resolution)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys - 2020-2022 (Litigation Star - White Collar Crime, Competition/Antitrust, Product Liability and Recall, Commercial, Class Action)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2021 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2021 (Commercial Litigation)

  • Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence 2021

  • Euromoney's LMG Litigation and Product Liability Expert Guide 2020

  • The 2018 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada

Professional Activities

Robert sits on the boards of, or acts as counsel to, several Canadian subsidiaries of European multinational companies. He is a guest lecturer at McGill University's Faculty of Law advanced advocacy program and a member of the Montréal, Quebec and Canadian Bar Associations, the Defence Research Institute, the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association and the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. Robert is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a by-invitation-only honorary trial lawyer society.

Admitted to the Quebec Bar - 1985
LL.B., McGill University - 1984
B.C.L., McGill University - 1983
B.A. (Hon., Economics), McGill University - 1980
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