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Meet Rebecca Shoom

Commercial Litigation Lawyer
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Professional Highlights

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2021)
  • Associate Lawyer, Lerners LLP (2015 – 2020)
  • Articling Student, Lerners LLP (2014-2015)
  • Summer Law Student (Enforcement Branch), Ontario Securities Commission (2013)

  • Business and Contractual Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Commercial Arbitrations
  • Employment Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Professional Negligence (LawPRO Preferred Counsel)

  • Regularly acts for parties in shareholder disputes, including in closely-held corporations.
  • Regularly acts for corporations in a variety of contract disputes, including contracts related to the supply of pharmaceutical and technology products.
  • Reviews and negotiates severance packages on behalf of terminated employees.
  • Acts for a professional whistleblower in complex, multi-party litigation involving allegations of defamation and conspiracy.
  • Acts for a provincial financial institution in relation to class actions involving credit card issuance and payment processing.
  • Acts for respondents to Ontario Securities Commission enforcement proceedings, involving such allegations as unregistered trading and fraud.
  • Represented a minority shareholder of a closely-held corporation in a long-running, arbitrated dispute, involving such issues as shareholder oppression and the exercise of a shotgun clause.
  • Acted for the Law Society of Ontario in litigation arising out of its conduct of an investigation and professional discipline proceedings.
  • Acted as intervener at the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in R v Vice Media Canada Inc., which dealt with the test applicable to the granting of a production order against a journalist in relation to journalist-source communications and the appropriateness of publication bans in a public and notorious case.

  • Author, “Courts of Justice Act Chapters, 22. Gag Proceedings, Sections 137.1 - 137.5”, September 2021
  • Presenter, “Effective Use of Evidence in Arbitrations”, The Advocates’ Society program “Arbitration Advocacy”, September 24, 2020
  • Panelist, “Managing Litigation Files as In House Counsel”, Canadian Corporate Counsel – Ontario Branch, September 22, 2020
  • Author, “Private and Confidential? Managing Confidentiality in Domestic Commercial Arbitration Appeals and Applications”, ADR Perspectives, September 2020
  • Presenter, "Understanding Your Case: Asking the Right Questions", The Canadian Bar Association, February, 2020
  • Co-author, “The Independent Arbitrator: Challenging Arbitrator Independence” (with Earl A. Cherniak), ADR Perspectives, September 2019
  • Co-presenter, “Professionalism Issues”, Ontario Bar Association program “Buying and Selling a Business: A Comprehensive Guide”, September 27, 2019
  • Co-author, “A “SLAPP” in the Face to Defamation Plaintiffs”, presented at “Defamation at a Crossroads: Trends and Developments” CPD program, Law Society of Ontario, September 14, 2018

  • Member-At-Large of The Advocates’ Society’s Arbitration and Mediation Advocacy Practice Group (2020 – present)
  • Member of The Advocates’ Society’s Young Advocates Standing Committee (YASC) (2020 – present)
  • Roster Lawyer for the Ontario Securities Commission Litigation Assistance Program (2018 – present)
  • Legal Section Intern at Coalition for the International Criminal Court (The Hague, Netherlands office) (2012)

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2015)
  • Juris Doctor, Queen’s University, Faculty of Law (2014)
  • Certificate in Public International Law, Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux, United Kingdom (2012)
  • Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) in Sociology, Queen’s University (2011)

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