Geneviève Bertrand

Geneviève Bertrand

Montréal: 514.868.5604
Fax 514.868.5700


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

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2007 Ontario, 2014


Geneviève’s litigation and dispute resolution practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation and class actions. Geneviève has been involved in a wide range of actions in various areas including product liability, insurance, retail, broker/dealer and securities law. She has appeared before all levels of court in Québec, as well as before the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario and the Federal Court. Geneviève has also developed an expertise in two regulatory fields, namely the banking regulatory sector and pharmaceutical and medical devices sector.

With regards to the regulatory banking sector, Geneviève has developed an expertise on consumer protection issues. Geneviève regularly provides advice to financial institutions, reviewing a broad range of agreements for compliance with the Québec Consumer Protection Act, including provisions adopted under Bill 134. Geneviève also regularly advises financial institutions for compliance on obligations arising out of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Marcotte. Geneviève’s expertise in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sector focuses on advising clients that sell regulated products with regards to Québec-specific issues, including pricing, compliance, RFP and privacy requirements. Her experience as a litigator offers a unique perspective to provide risk-analysis and advice to clients on anticipating and mitigating litigation risks in both the consumer protection and pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Geneviève practices in both our Montréal and Toronto offices.

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


Développements jurisprudentiels récents en droit de l’action collective

Colloque National sur l’action collective – Développements récents au Québec, Au Canada et aux États-unis (2019)

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. She is also a member of The Advocates' Society.