Shara Roy

The Top 25 Most Influential 2019 winner

Shara Roy

Partner, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP, Toronto

Shara Roy is a litigator, specializing in commercial disputes, securities, professional liability, restructuring and insolvency and class actions. She is also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the profession. Roy organized the April 2018 panel discussion “Women in Commercial Litigation: Bringing Men into the Conversation” for The Advocates’ Society. She also established (and heads) the diversity and inclusion subcommittee of the Commercial List Users’ Committee to promote inclusion before the court for advocates, judges and court staff. As of press time, the subcommittee was scheduled to release its first report and set of recommendations. Roy is co-leading an initiative to increase referrals to women in private practice, with a curated referral bank that will be available through an organic network of female lawyers and allies. Roy helped launch ReferToHer, a list of experienced female lawyers, which is meant to increase referrals to women in the legal profession.

Free newsletter

The Canadian Legal Newswire is a FREE newsletter that keeps you up to date on news and analysis about the Canadian legal scene. A separate InHouse Edition is delivered on a regular basis, providing targeted news and information of interest to in-house counsel.

Please enter your email address below to subscribe.

Recent articles & video

Nevsun can be sued in Canada for alleged human rights abuses, Supreme Court rules

Top Civil Litigation and Criminal Law Boutiques Survey

Mental health awareness is positive, but can create challenges for family law

It’s not just ‘big tech’ that should be wary of regulatory changes

As coronavirus spreads globally, what are the laws governing Canadian ports of entry?

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions and departures: Week of Feb. 28

Most Read Articles

Complaint filed against Bell Canada and Rogers for anti-competitive conduct

Indigenous law experts weigh in on the Wet'suwet'en protests

Courts in Ontario, B.C. and Quebec approve settlements in car parts price-fixing class action

Proposed changes to Criminal Code provisions for medical assistance in dying will expand access