“Perhaps the most closely watched of this next-generation migration is the arrival of Cheryl Woodin. A class actions specialist with a focus on mass tort, negligence, contract, products, consumer protection and statutory liability, Woodin has quickly ascended to the role of co-head of the firm's class actions group…’That’s a real scoop,’ voices a peer.” – Benchmark Canada
Cheryl Woodin is an experienced litigator with a broad background who specializes in the defence of class and other multi-party actions in a variety of industries. Her practice includes managing and coordinating Canadian litigation in the context of multi-jurisdictional proceedings as well as advising clients on litigation risk mitigation in regulated environments. She has both jury and non-jury trial experience and has appeared at all levels of court in Canada. She has defended clients across a broad variety of industries in claims involving consumer products, automotive parts, drug and medical devices, securities, labelling and billing practices, and environmental contamination. She has also acted for and against public authorities in the context of litigation related to limits of statutory powers and the development of novel tort claims. Cheryl is co-head of our Class Actions practice group.
A sought-after speaker, she regularly presents on civil litigation, trial practice and advocacy, and class actions. She is an active member of The Advocates' Society, American Bar Association and International Association of Defense Counsel. Cheryl is adjunct faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a Co-Chair of the University of Toronto’s University Tribunal, Trial Division.
Cheryl is recognized and ranked by Chambers Canada (Litigation: Product Liability), The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada® and Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys (litigation star, Ontario, for both class actions and product liability). She was also named Class Action Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada in 2018 and has been named in their list of the Top 25 Women Litigators in Canada. Cheryl is recognized as a leading class action lawyer by Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and as one of Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers of 2018 by Lexpert Special Edition –Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers.
Cheryl clerked for Justice Allen Linden of the Federal Court of Appeal.