Margot Finley is an associate in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and a member of the Commercial Litigation Group. Margot practises civil litigation, with an emphasis on commercial disputes; directors' and officers' liability; broker liability; shareholder, oppression and other corporate disputes; class actions; and constitutional and administrative law issues, as well as securities regulation, including proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and disciplinary proceedings.
Margot served as law clerk to the Justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario prior to joining BLG as an associate in 2007.
Publications & Presentations
•Co-Author, Costs Principles in Class Actions Are Not Asymmetrical, BLG Class Actions Bulletin, May 20, 2015.
•Mentioned, CCLA welcomes Supreme Court decision on assisted dying, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Exchange Magazine, February 6, 2015.
•Author, Allegations of Insider Trading in Baffinland Dismissed, Securities Litigation and Regulatory Bulletin, August 2014.
•Author, Union Carbide v Bombardier: confidentiality of settlement communications, Arbitration & ADR Newsletter, July 2014.
•Author, Union Carbide v Bombardier: confidentiality of settlement communications, Litigation Bulletin, May 2014.
•Co-Author, Strategy for Defendants Facing a Leave Motion to Commence a Class Action Under the Securities Act, The Canadian Class Action Review, Vol. 8 No. 2, May 2013.
•Co-Author, “Assumed Jurisdiction in the Post-Van Breda Era, ” The Advocates' Quarterly, Autumn 2012.
•Author, “IIROC Proposed Rules Changes, ” Brokers' Report, July 2012.
•Author, “Underwriter Due Diligence, ” Brokers' Report, February 2011.
•Co-Author, “Proposed Canadian Securities Act - The Enforcement Provisions, ” Brokers' Report, May 2010.
•Co-Author, “R. v. Bryan: The Supreme Court and the Electoral Process, ” (2008) 42 SCLR 63.
•Author, “Limiting Section 15(1) in the Health Care Context: The Impact of Auton v. British Columbia, ” (2005) 63 University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review 213.
Rankings & Recognitions
•Received 2011 Lexpert Zenith Award for Corporate Social Responsibility, Pro Bono Team or Firm.