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ALEXANDRA R. LATTION
Bar of Quebec - 2014
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Double apo red Alexandra develops a hybrid practice, focusing both on complex litigation, where her great legal expertise is invaluable, and on advisory matters, where her in-house experience gives her an unmatched grasp of clients’ needs.
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Professional experience

Alexandra R. Lattion has developed a hybrid practice, both acting in the context of civil and commercial litigation matters and assisting clients with compliance issues and with their internal policies and programs. Her litigation expertise is particularly sought in large-scale cases that are often document-intensive and raise complex legal issues – be it matters of contractual or civil liability or administrative law matters. Alexandra also practices employment law, particularly in the context of termination of senior managers and officers, application of non-compete and non-solicitation clauses, and workplace investigations.

Alexandra worked at the firm from 2014 to 2020 before joining the legal department of a major Canadian telecommunications company. In this role, she oversaw class actions and several high-profile and sensitive commercial disputes, often with simultaneously ongoing proceedings in various jurisdictions, in a highly competitive and sophisticated industry governed by various specialized regulatory frameworks. Alexandra returned to the firm in 2023.

As a result of her diverse practice and in-house experience, Alexandra quickly adapts to the business reality of clients and seeks to efficiently provide high-quality legal services focused on their needs. She is known for her rigorous work and the quality of her argumentation when representing her clients’ interests.

Alexandra is often called to provide legal advice pertaining to regulatory and legislative compliance in a wide range of matters, for private and public organizations alike. She counsels clients on the development and implementation of their internal policies and procedures in relation to privacy and data protection, access to information, procurement and call for tenders, and compliance with the Quebec Charter of the French Language. She strives to create tools in plain and understandable language, and in a format that suits her clients’ needs.

Alexandra is deeply involved within the firm and oversees the student recruitment process (“course aux stages”). During her law studies, she served as Director of Research and a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Information Clinic at McGill. She was also a teaching assistant in constitutional law and interned at the Quebec Consumer Protection Office.

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Representative work

  • Represented a financial institution in a class action regarding mortgage prepayment fees.

  • Helped develop the defense for consumer product and pharmaceutical manufacturers in class actions involving product liability.

  • Helped develop the defense for General Electric Railcar Services Corp., the lessor of some of the oil tank cars involved in the July 2013 derailment in Lac-Mégantic.

  • Helped develop complex construction law proceedings alleging the liability of the involved professionals and which required in-depth knowledge of provincial and federal environmental law.

  • Represented lawyers practising in various areas in professional liability lawsuits.

  • Represented shareholders and officers in injunction and damages proceedings involving director liability.

  • Represented a franchisee under a termination notice for non-compliance in a private arbitration proceeding.

  • Represented private and public organisations organizations in access to information matters before the Quebec Access to Information Commission.

  • Represented The Advocates’ Society, intervener before the Supreme Court, in “Dossier X” regarding a secret trial and the application of informer privilege in criminal law.

  • Represented a company specializing in water treatment services in a municipal action against all contractors and suppliers retained for the construction and operation of a water treatment plant.

  • Representation of a contractor in a dispute against a Crown corporation regarding a call for tenders concerning the qualification of an irregularity in a bid.

  • Represented a school board in an action brought by a group of parents to challenge the rezoning of school territory.

  • Represented several healthcare personnel placement agencies in actions brought against the government to contest the terms and conditions of calls for tender.

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Conferences

Top 10 des décisions récentes en litige commercial que tout avocat devrait connaître”, Canadian Bar Association, September 2023.

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Admission to the bar

  • Bar of Québec – 2014
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Education

  • B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, 2012
  • B.A., Université de Montréal, 2008
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Awards and recognitions

  • Women in Law Awards (Civil Litigation), 2020
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Affiliations

  • Bar of Québec
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Young Bar of Montreal