Carolena Gordon is an experienced litigator focused on all aspects of dispute resolution and risk management for a range of insurance and commercial clients, with a special interest in the infrastructure sector.
Carolena has extensive domestic and international experience in a broad range of litigation and insurance matters, particularly the defence of construction professionals, their firms and insurers. Her clients span diverse industries and range from engineers in public-private partnership projects to directors & officers and professional orders.
Over her 23-year career, Carolena has handled complex, large-scale insurance and commercial disputes. Her practice also focuses on technology errors and omissions, cyber liability and data privacy, director and officer liability, risk management and class action defence. She was instrumental in successfully negotiating Quebec’s first settlement of a class action dealing with sexual abuse and has extensive experience representing construction professionals defend against major claims.
A creative problem-solver, Carolena is, first and foremost, a litigation and trial lawyer who applies clear strategic focus from the outset. Her talent and abilities to understand her clients’ ultimate goals and guide them onto the best path to dispute resolution is what has earned her the respect of her peers.
Carolena was again selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 in the field of Insurance Law, for which she is consistently listed. She was also recognized in the 2016 edition of the Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers. Moreover, Carolena is recommended in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2016) in the field of Litigation – Commercial Insurance.
A partner and member of Clyde & Co’s Global Management Board as well as its Canadian Management Board, Carolena is also a frequent speaker on infrastructure issues, insurance, professional liability, cyber security and risk assessment.