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Monica Creery is a research lawyer in the Litigation Group at Goodmans.
Monica’s practice focuses on complex litigation requiring sophisticated analysis and creative thinking. She develops arguments and prepares submissions on critical matters at all levels of court, and drafts advisory memoranda and opinions. Monica has assisted in representing private and public sector clients in proceedings involving issues of corporate, commercial, contract, insolvency and administrative law, including patent regulation and the certification of securities and product liability class actions.
Monica also provides training in legal research and writing to the firm’s articling students and junior associates.
Monica’s representative work includes acting for:
- Atlantic Lottery Corporation in a successful appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, where the Court overturned a certification order and dismissed a class action relating to video lottery terminals
- Chevron Canada in upholding the principle of corporate separateness to resist enforcement of a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment in the Court of Appeal for Ontario and successfully resisting leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
- Court-Appointed Monitor of Nortel Networks in defending an array of claims from various jurisdictions raising issues never previously determined
- Apotex Inc. in a number of actions in Ontario and Quebec seeking redress for losses caused by invalidated patents, including claims under the English Statute of Monopolies (1624) and Ontario Statute of Monopolies (1897)
- Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation in respect of procurements relating to the modernization of gaming in Ontario
PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT AND PRO BONO WORK
Monica brought her research and drafting expertise to Goodmans pro bono efforts to address key legal issues connected with the Canadian Centre for Human Trafficking’s launch of Canada’s first-ever hotline designed to support victims and survivors of human trafficking and to educate the public about the issue.
She has contributed to a number of internal and external professional development programs, recently co-authoring the contract law update for the Law Society of Ontario’s Civil Appeals: The Year in Review (2018).
|Education|| McGill University (LL.B., First Class Honours, 1993)
University of Ottawa (B.A., Honours, Translation, 1986)
Queen's University (B.A., 1982)
Law Society of Ontario