Deanna is a lawyer and former executive with over 25 years’ experience in law, governance and advocacy. Her skills include strategic planning, communication and extensive leadership developed in international and domestic roles.
As in house counsel for one of Canada’s largest debt recovery firms, Deanna oversaw numerous class actions in the US and Canada. She has extensive experience in handling matters of workplace discrimination, harassment as well as with employee terminations. Deanna also has experience in licensing, regulatory engagement, professional regulation, and government relations.
In 2018, Deanna ran as a Provincial and Municipal Candidate, improving awareness in the community of the importance of our democratic system, public engagement, and political representation. Deanna has participated as a panel member and spokesperson for various entities on issues involving women, violence, development, transit, and infrastructure.
Deanna brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight to guiding our clients through the policy and regulatory issues that affect their litigation, which is of particular benefit in our class action defence work.
In 2013 Deanna received her Masters in Law in Civil Litigation and dispute resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Deanna graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1992 where she was presented with the Hebert Eggerton Scholarship for the highest grade in civil litigation. Deanna was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994 and has been in private practice and in a senior counsel role for several large international corporations throughout her career.
At York University Deanna earned two BA’s, one a specialized Honours BA in Public Policy and Administration and the second degree in Economics.