Linda Plumpton

Linda M. Plumpton

Partner
Toronto: 416.865.8193
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

LLB, 1994
University of Toronto
BA (Honours), 1990
Queen's University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1996

Overview

Linda Plumpton is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice, and Competition and Antitrust Practice. Her practice focuses on competition litigation, class action defence, corporate/commercial disputes and securities litigation. She also practises in the areas of public law, constitutional law and employment. Linda has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada, in all levels of court in Ontario, and in the Federal Court, as well as before the Competition Tribunal and the Ontario Securities Commission.

Linda is a former member of Torys' Executive Committee.

Representative Work

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Recognition

Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate and commercial litigation (2006-2017)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Canada, competition/antitrust: litigators; Canada, dispute resolution: class action; Ontario, dispute resolution (2016-2017)

Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial litigation (2012-2016)

Expert Guides—Leading practitioner in competition and antitrust (2016)

Legal Media Group's Benchmark Canada—Competition Litigator of the Year (2015); Local Litigation Star – Ontario (2014); Nominated as Competition Litigator of the Year (2014); Leading litigator in competition, securities (2013-2014) and commercial (2013)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Recognized lawyer in competition/antitrust litigation (2012-2016), dispute resolution (Ontario) (2012-2015), and class actions (2016)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in litigation – directors' & officers' liability, litigation – corporate commercial and litigation – securities (2012-2014) and class actions (2013-2014)

Benchmark Litigation—Top 25 Women in Litigation (Canada) (2014-2015)

Lexpert's Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial litigation (2013)

Lexpert's Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial and securities (2012)

Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Recognized Canadian lawyer in competition/antitrust (2009-2012)

Global Competition Review's 100 Women in Antitrust—One of only six Canadian women appearing in the publication (2009)

Real Time News' LawDay—Leading lawyer in competition law, complex litigation and white collar crime (2009)

Insights

Essential Elements of Responding to External Investigation Requests

Speaker, Ontario Bar Association's Institute 2015, Toronto

Role of In-House Counsel in a Crisis: Crisis Management Essentials

Speaker, Ontario Bar Association's Institute 2015, Toronto

Media

Professional Involvement

Linda is a member of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and The Advocates’ Society. She is a past Director of The Advocates’ Society, the past Vice-Chair of the Private Actions Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section and the past Vice-Chair of the Education Committee of The Advocates’ Society. She has taught advocacy and lectured on class actions and competition law issues at the Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and at programs run by The Advocates’ Society and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Directorships

  • Pro Bono Law Ontario
  • MATCH International
  • The Advocates’ Society (past)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Private Actions Committee, National Competition Law Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Criminal Matters Committee, National Competition Law Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Reviewable Matters Committee, National Competition Law Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Antitrust Law Section, American Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association