Marie Audren - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Marie Audren

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 514-954-3126

Partner and regional leader of BLG Montréal Class Actions Group. Defends corporate clients in class actions suits on matters of product liability, insurance, securities litigation, pension funds, professional liability, consumer law, defamation and Charter of Rights. In addition to defence work, has represented the appellant on the plaintiff side, before the Supreme Court of Canada in 2009, in two class action suits seeking the reimbursement of municipal taxes. In December 2008, obtained from the Québec Court of Appeal first and only dismissal in Québec on a summary motion of an authorized class action. Author of many publications on class actions regularly cited by Québec Courts and often called upon to speak at major Canadian class action conferences. Guest lecturer at McGill University Law School and Concordia University John Molson School of Business. Founder and president of the class actions section of the Canadian Bar Association – Québec Division. Chair, sub-committee on the Superior Court rules of practice - Québec Bar Advisory Committee on Class Actions. Recognized in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Litigation-Class Actions). Called to the Québec Bar in 1992.

Quebec Bar Class Action CommitteeCanadian Bar Association

Case History

Popovic c. Donovan (Quebec Court of Appeal) — Acted on behalf of defendant and overturned 30 year old jurisprudence whereby no motion for dissmissal could be brought by a defendant once a class action was certified.
Marcotte v. Longueuil, Supreme Court Of Canada — Acted for appellant and pleaded before the Supreme Court of Canada on the plaintiff side in a seminal class action case.

Office Location

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 900
Montréal, QC H3B 5H4

Practice Areas

Class Action Litigation

Other Information

Gender: Female