Susan Kushneryk

Susan works with businesses to find practical solutions to their legal issues. She has prosecuted securities fraud and has acted as counsel in complex, high-value capital markets litigation, including class actions. Susan has conducted investigations of a range of alleged wrong-doing in public and private corporations. She has advised and litigated on behalf of boards, special committees and audit committees in a range of special situations.

Susan has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, the Alberta Courts of Appeal and Queen’s Bench, the Ontario Securities Commission, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the Ontario Energy Board and other administrative tribunals. Susan appeared before the Senate of Canada Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce in connection with amendments to the Canadian Business Corporations Act.

Susan was a member of the litigation departments at Fraser Milner LLP and Torys LLP. She subsequently worked as enforcement counsel at the Ontario Securities Commission and at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Susan served on the staff of two Attorneys General of Ontario. Most recently, Susan was a partner at the boutique law firm, Hansell LLP, focusing on matters of corporate governance. She speaks regularly on issues regarding capital markets disputes and matters of corporate governance. She has taught the administrative law course at the University of Toronto, Internationally Trained Lawyers Program. Susan was a member of the Ontario Securities Commission Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee.

Susan obtained her law degree from the University of Toronto and a degree in philosophy from the University of Winnipeg. She has also completed the Canadian Securities Course. Susan was called to the bar in Ontario in February 2002.

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