Pascale Cloutier holds the position of Miller Thomson’s General Counsel. She is also a commercial and civil litigator with specialized expertise in competition and consumer law, product liability, and franchising. As the firm’s General Counsel, Pascale acts as its principal legal counsel and advises the Chair, members of the Executive Committee, and other senior management with respect to matters of firm policy, practice and risk management. She also provides advice and counsel to the firm’s partners and administrative professionals to ensure policy compliance and risk minimization in all areas of the firm’s operations. Pascale has been called to both the Quebec and Ontario Bars, and has in-depth knowledge of Canada’s two unique legal systems (Québec civil law and Common Law). She is fluent in French and English.
A seasoned litigator, Pascale has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal of Quebec, as well as trial courts. Although she has represented clients in all manner of commercial litigation, including class actions, she is equally skilled in alternative dispute resolution techniques, having been involved in a number of important arbitrations.