Class Action Behind Torys Drive to Montréal

February 14, 2013

The growing number of class-action lawsuits against corporations filed in Quebec and elsewhere across the country is behind Torys LLP’s latest surprising move: the hiring of respected litigator Sylvie Rodrigue, and the opening of a small, litigation-focused office in Montreal.

"We realized that we were doing a lot of national litigation, and that we could provide a client benefit by covering Quebec and the rest of Canada seamlessly," said Les Viner, Torys managing partner.

The plan is to expand the Montreal office with a small number of lawyers, focused on litigation and largely class-action defence cases. It’s the second such expansion for Torys in recent years, after the launch of a Calgary operation, focused on the energy industry, which added to its Toronto and New York offices.

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