Geneviève Bertrand

Geneviève Bertrand

Senior Associate
Montréal: 514.868.5604
Fax 514.868.5700

Education

LLB/BCL, 2007
McGill University
BA (Hons), 2000
McGill University

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2007 Ontario, 2014

Overview

Geneviève's practice focuses on class actions, commercial litigation, regulatory matters as well as food and drug regulatory law. Geneviève has been involved in a wide range of actions in various areas including product liability, breach of contract, statutory claims, mass tort and negligence. She has represented clients in the pharmaceutical, medical, banking, automotive, energy and retail sectors. Geneviève’s practice also focuses on advising clients that sell regulated products in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, with regards to Québec-specific issues.

Geneviève also regularly provides advice to multinational corporations regarding consumer protection legislation and language requirements for doing business in Québec. Geneviève has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Québec, before the Superior Court of Justice and an administrative tribunal in Ontario and before the Federal Court.

Geneviève practices in both our Montréal and Toronto offices.

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Recognition

Geneviève was named as a leading litigation lawyer to watch by Lexpert in 2015 and 2016.

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Professional Involvement

Geneviève has been a guest faculty member at the Notre Dame Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, in the United States. Before joining Torys, Geneviève practiced at another major Canadian law firm and worked as an investigator in insider trading and market manipulation for the Québec securities regulator, Autorité des marchés financiers.

Memberships and Affiliations

Geneviève is a member of the Board for Trade of Metropolitan Montréal, the Defense Research Institute - DRI and Lawyers Without Borders Canada.