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B.A., honors, with distinction, Queen's University 

J.D., with honors, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

M.P.A., New York University

Valerie advises businesses in manufacturing, financial services and other sectors on a variety of corporate matters. She regularly works with all types of businesses in connection with corporate governance, internal reorganizations, and transformative transactions, including acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures.

She advises clients on all aspects of their procurement and supply operations, and negotiates a wide variety of commercial agreements, including distribution, purchase, supply, service and license agreements. Further, she regularly works to help clients avoid litigation in key risk areas through negotiated resolutions of commercial disputes, product warranty and other product liability claims, as well as compliance with federal and state laws related to termination of distribution relationships.

Valerie also counsels clients on a variety of antitrust and trade regulation matters, including competitor collaborations, distribution arrangements, MAP policies, mergers and acquisitions and associated Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, and corporate compliance.

Honors

  • Former associate editor, Wagner Review
  • Martin L. Friedland Prize for best student article and Cassels Brock & Blackwell Prize for best article in the issue award, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, 2006
  • Associate editor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, 2005

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