Member of the Quebec bar since 2002
Member of the Ontario bar since 2003
Languages: French, English
Cara Cameron is a highly skilled litigator and negotiator trusted by clients with their most challenging commercial disputes, specifically in matters concerning contractual and shareholders’ rights, as well as white-collar investigations and defence, commercial fraud, asset tracing and recovery proceedings. Cara has substantial experience in managing large and complex multijurisdictional cases, where success depends on the effective coordination of multi-professional teams.
With more than twenty years of trial and appellate practice, she has achieved many successes in court, including in lengthy trials and urgent proceedings, such as injunctions, civil seizures, Anton Piller (civil search) orders, and asset freezes. She has appeared before all levels of courts, up to the Supreme Court of Canada. She also excels in out-of-court dispute resolution and provides strategic advice on risk mitigation strategies.
A highly regarded litigator, Cara is listed in the most reputable legal directories, including Chambers Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Benchmark Litigation. In 2023, she was named in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. She is also ranked as one of Canada’s Top 100 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation.
Acted for InvestBank PSC in relation to the international enforcement of judgments, asset tracing and recovery in several actions relating to debtors or assets in Canada, including asset-freezing remedies.
Acted for Envergent Technologies LLC, Honeywell Corporation and UOP LLP in their defence of a claim from a customer of more than $40M related to the sale and delivery of industrial equipment for the manufacturing of pyrolysis oil.
Acted for Cast Steel Products (Canada) Ltd. and Cast Steel Products (US) Ltd. (CSP) in connection with their litigation against an independent sales contractor and certain third parties for having illegally appropriated confidential commercially sensitive information.
Acted for Cinar Corporation in an appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada in connection with alleged copyright infringement arising from the production of a children's television show. Successfully argued for substantial reductions in, and the absence of joint and several liability for certain aspects of, the damages awarded by the Superior Court pursuant to the Copyright Act.
Acted for the National Wildlife Federation in litigation before the Superior Court of Québec arising out of the financing and production of IMAX format wildlife films.
Acted for eCycle Solutions Inc. in litigation stemming from an asset purchase agreement that provided for a balance of sale contingent on the nature of the legislation adopted by the province of Québec to govern the Québec Recycler program.
Represented Metso Inc. before the Superior Court in a patent and intellectual property dispute involving the Gaspesia project.
Representing on a pro bono basis seven members of Canada's national artistic swimming teams (formerly called synchronized swimming) in a class action lawsuit brought against their national sporting organization, Canada Artistic Swimming (CAS), for failing to protect them and their fellow athletes from psychological abuse, neglect, and harassment.
Acted for Phi Centre Inc., and others in an action against Giuseppina Mancuso, her husband Bayard Whittall and his related company, Two Monsters Inc.
Acted successfully for Phi Centre Inc., and others as the victims of misappropriation of substantial funds (in excess of $22M) by the Defendant, a former employee, and related parties.
Acted for the University of Melbourne in connection with its defence of a claim of copyright infringement and other civil damages.
Acted for Triumph Aerostructures, LLC, in connection with its dispute with Bombardier Inc. regarding the wing designed and manufactured by Triumph for Bombardier's Global 7000 business aircraft, including a $455M claim filed by Triumph before the Québec Superior Court. The dispute was ultimately resolved to both parties' satisfaction.
Acted on behalf of Cinar Corporation in significant litigation in Canada and elsewhere involving the recovery of in excess of $100M in relation to certain unauthorized transactions effected by past directors and officers of the corporation. This litigation also involved multi-jurisdictional safeguard, asset tracing, enforcement and liquidation proceedings.
Represented a confidential client in an action against a former service provider and software developer who fraudulently appropriated software and other digital data, including valuable proprietary software.
Recognized as a leading litigator in:
- Chambers Canada in Litigation: General Commercial (Quebec) - Band 4, with a client describing her as “a pleasure to work with, tireless, personable and fluent in her chosen areas”.
- Lexpert® American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
- Lexpert® ROB/Special Edition: Litigation
- The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory: Arbitration, Litigation: Corporate Commercial, Litigation – Directors’ & Officers’ Liability.
- Benchmark Litigation in Canada as a Litigation Star - Commercial, Securities, White-collar crime
- Benchmark Litigation in Canada,Top 100 Women in Litigation in Canada.
- The Best Lawyers in Canada - Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Commercial Litigation
2002 McGill University
LLB with distinction
2001 McGill University
1997 McGill University
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS
Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
American Bar Association
International Bar Association
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES
Co-Chair, The Advocates’ Society, “Colloque sur l’interrogatoire et le contre-interrogatoire des experts”, Montréal, QC, October 13, 2022
Speaker, Barreau du Québec, 2021 ?Recent Developments in Internal and Regulatory Investigations, Webinar, November 18, 2021
Speaker, The Advocates’ Society, Master the Discovery Process, “Démonstration et analyse: gestion du témoin difficile”, Webinar, April 27, 2021
Speaker, American Bar Association, Business Law Section 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, “Indemnification Language That Matters: Critical Language in Indemnification Provisions and What Can Happen if You Don’t Have It”, Webinar, September 23, 2020
Speaker, American Bar Association, Business Law Section, “Sealing the Deal: The Singapore Convention for Enforcement of Mediated Settlements”, Webinar, August 27, 2020
Speaker, The Advocates’ Society, "Les injonctions en pratique”, Montréal, October 18, 2019
Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society, “Maîtrisez les objections”, Montréal, May 14, 2019
Co-author, “Will Canada Finally End Up with a Securities and Exchange Commission?”, January 1, 2019 - State Regulation of Securities Committee Newsletter (American Bar Association)
Speaker, Barreau de Montréal, Trial Practice Do’s and Don’ts: Hot Tips from the Experts, “Article 54.1 CCP: Civil and Commercial Law Issues”, November 5, 2015
Co-author, A Secret Shared Is a Secret no Longer: Consumer Data Breaches, September 21, 2015 - Consumer Litigation Committee, International Bar Association
Author, Liability for Intellectual Property Infringement, December 31, 2014 - Corporate Liability, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Federated Press)