Nice to meet you.
Practice & Advocacy
I’m a Montreal-based lawyer with a practice rooted in a commitment to social, environmental, and economic justice. The law firm I work for is known for class actions and public interest litigation in areas like constitutional law, environmental law, and corporate accountability. I have degrees in both the common law and civil law from McGill University and am a licensed member of both the Law Society of Ontario and the Barreau du Québec. I’m also a fellow at the Citizen Lab, where I’ve been affiliated since 2017.
As a former Supreme Court clerk to the Chief Justice of Canada, I see appellate and public interest litigation are important tools for law reform. My practice as an advocate is informed by experience working on high-profile research and advocacy issues for organizations like the Citizen Lab, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, among others.
Speaking & Writing
I teach part-time at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. In Winter 2022, I’ll be teaching an upper-year seminar called Law and Poverty for the second time. In Summer 2020, I designed and taught a well-loved course called Technology and the Charter.
I’m regularly asked to speak on topics related to constitutional and human rights, law reform, and emerging technology. I believe in the importance of public conversation, and—from testimony before Parliamentary committees to keynote talks at hacker conferences—my intention has been to engage audiences on these difficult issues with integrity and impact. I am also the author or co-author of various peer-reviewed journal articles, major reports, policy briefs, and international submissions. My focus in 2021 is on long-form essay writing.