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Practice Areas

Pension, Benefits and Executive Compensation


Elizabeth has extensive experience advising on large corporate transactions, including insolvencies, mergers and acquisitions, and reorganizations. She has appeared as counsel on numerous significant pension litigation disputes and provides ongoing advice to provincially and federally regulated plan sponsors and administrators on jointly sponsored pension plans, defined benefit and defined contribution plans, and savings and profit sharing plans.

The Ontario Bar Association honoured Elizabeth with the 2017 Award of Excellence in Pensions and Benefits Law.

Professional Memberships

•(2019)Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario, Pension Sector Technical Advisory Committee for Supervision of Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund-Eligible Pension Plans | Member

•Canadian Bar Association | National Pension and Benefits Law Section | Past Chair (2018 – 2019) | Chair (2017 – 2018) | Vice-Chair (2016-2017) | Treasurer (2015-2016) | Secretary (2014-2015) | Executive Member (2011-2014)

•Ontario Bar Association | Pension and Benefits Law Section | Member

•American Bar Association - Canadian Bar Association Liaison Member | Continuing Legal Education Division | Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (2016 – 2018)

•Marshall Stakeholder Reference Group | Employer Counsel Representative, appointed by the Ontario Minister of Finance (2016-2017)

•American Bar Association | Member

•International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers’ Association (IPEBLA) | Member