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Monica Creery

Research Lawyer

mcreery@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.849.6897
Fax:   416.979.1234

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:

  • Cineplex in seeking damages for breach of an arrangement agreement, resulting in an award of $1.2 billion
  • 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


Monica has contributed to a number of internal and external professional development programs and to the writing and editing of client communications. She co-authored the contract law update for the Law Society of Ontario’s Civil Appeals: The Year in Review (2018) and the class action update for Civil Appeals: The Year in Review (2015).

Education McGill University (LL.B., First Class Honours, 1993)
University of Ottawa (B.A., Honours, Translation, 1986)
Queen's University (B.A., 1982)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association