August 3, 2022

Benchmark Litigation names three of Torys’ leading litigators in the 2022 Top 100 Women in Canada list

We are pleased to announce that three Torys partners have been named by Benchmark Litigation in its Top 100 Women Litigators in Canada for 2022.

Gillian Dingle, Linda Plumpton and Sylvie Rodrigue Ad. E. have all been recognized as leading litigators across Canada.

As practice group leader for Torys’ litigation department and co-head of the firm’s securities defence practice, Gillian has become a go-to lawyer for guiding clients on matters ranging from securities litigation to class actions. Her outstanding legal acumen coupled with a deep understanding of the market has awarded Gillian recognition in various legal directories, including the 2022 Chambers Canada guide for litigation: securities and the 2022 Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a Litigation Star.

Chair of Torys’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, Linda has been featured on Benchmark Litigation’s Top 50 Women Litigators in Canada list and Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada list. She is an exceptional litigator whose esteemed counsel is highly sought after by clients. Over the years, Linda has built a stellar reputation and has been honoured by the legal community several times, including receiving the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2020 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, being named Litigator of the Year 2020 at the Canadian Law Awards, her admission to the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2019, and being named Ontario Litigator of the Year at the 2020 Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards.

Sylvie, who is Managing Partner of our Montréal office and leads our national Class Actions practice, has also been featured on Benchmark Litigation’s Top 50 Women Litigators in Canada list and was named Product Liability Litigator of the Year at the 2020 and 2022 Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards, Litigator of the Year 2021 at the Canadian Law Awards as well as Women's Executive Network's (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award for 2016 and 2019. Her approach to class action litigation is ingenious. She is tireless in her devotion to securing the best possible outcome for clients and employs creative strategies for success. In 2014, Sylvie was awarded the designation of Advocatus Emeritus by the Québec Bar, a distinction awarded to only a few legal practitioners each year.

Congratulations Gillian, Linda and Sylvie on another incredible accomplishment!

Benchmark Litigation chooses its Top 100 Women Litigators by researching the country’s leading female litigators who have participated in some of the most impactful litigation matters over the past year and who have received exceptional feedback from both their clients and peers. You can learn more about the methodology process and find additional details for this list on Benchmark Litigation’s website.

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