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Megan Shortreed

Incumbent Bencher

Megan Shortreed is a Partner at Paliare Roland Barristers, a litigation boutique in Toronto. She represents clients in all areas of corporate, commercial, employment, civil, and administrative litigation. Her areas of practice include shareholder and partnership disputes, trusts and estates, product liability and other complex commercial cases. She often acts on behalf of senior executives respecting compensation, contracts, termination, as well as representing employers and employees involved in sensitive workplace investigations. Megan also acts as an independent investigator and adjudicator. She has particular expertise in professional regulation, acting for several regulators in both discipline and governance matters.

Her professional excellence has attracted many awards, including Benchmark Litigation Canada’s Health Law/Medical Litigator of the Year and Top 50 Women in Litigation; Lexpert’s Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and Zenith Award; and twice being named a leading litigation lawyer by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine. She is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, on the Editorial Board of Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, and is a member of the Advocates’ Society—and a former member of its board—the Toronto Lawyers Association, and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario.

As a Bencher, Megan has chaired the Professional Regulation Committee, Proportional Regulation Task Force, and Trustee Services Working Group. She was Vice-Chair of the Paralegal Standing Committee. She has also served on the Competency Task Force, Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee, Federation of Law Societies Litigation Committee, Law Society Foundation, Law Society Tribunal (Hearing and Appeals Divisions), Mental Health Working Group, Proceedings Authorization Committee, Strategic Planning and Advisory Committee, Women in Law Advisory Group, and as Summary Dispositions Bencher.

Megan received a Bachelor of Science from Queen's University, and obtained her LL.B. from Dalhousie University.

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Megan Shortreed

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