Michele Cousens

Michele Cousens

Senior Associate
New York: 212.880.6295
Fax 212.682.0200


JD (with distinction), 2013
University of Western Ontario
MA, 2010
York University
BA (Honours), 2009
University of Western Ontario

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2014


Michele’s practice focuses on corporate/commercial and securities law. She regularly advises institutional investors on their co-investment transactions. She has experience in both public and private M&A transactions, and also acts for both issuers and investment banks in a variety of public offerings and private placements of debt and equity. 

Michele also provides ongoing advice to public companies on their disclosure, corporate governance and other corporate and securities law obligations.

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Dean’s Honor List, 2011-2013

While completing her JD, Michele received the Davies LLP Overall Performance Award, the McMillan LLP Award for Property Law and the Michael C. McInerney Award for Property Law.


Women in the C-Suite: Can Securities Law Advance Gender Equality?

Capital Markets 2015 Mid-Year Report


Professional Involvement

During law school, Michele was a teacher’s assistant at the University of Western Ontario.

Before joining Torys, Michele worked as a first-year law student at a Canadian real estate law practice.


While in law school, Michele was a Case Manager at the Western Business Law Clinic and volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada and Lawyers Feed the Hungry.

While articling, Michele volunteered with the Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) program, a high school program that uses legal education as a tool to assist students to succeed in school and become engaged and active citizens.