August 11, 2023

Three Torys partners recognized in the 2023 Benchmark Litigation Top 100 Women in Litigation list

We are pleased to announce that partners Gillian Dingle, Linda Plumpton and Sylvie Rodrigue, Ad. E. have been named in Benchmark Litigation’s 2023 edition of the Canadian Top 100 Women in Litigation guide.

As practice group leader for Torys’ litigation department and co-head of the firm’s securities defence practice, Gillian Dingle 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 Chambers Canada guide for Litigation: Securities, the Legal 500 as a next generation partner in Dispute Resolution (Ontario), Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a Litigation Star and Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in corporate and commercial litigation

Chair of Torys’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, Linda Plumpton has repeatedly 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 being awarded the 2023 OBA Award of Excellence in Civil Litigation, 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, being admitted 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 Rodrigue Ad. E., 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. She was named Litigator of the Year at the 2021 Canadian Law Awards and Product Liability Litigator of the Year at the 2020 Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards. Her approach to class action litigation is ingenious 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. She has also been listed as one of WXN’s Top 100 Women in Canada in 2016 and 2019.

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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