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Litigation Panel

Monique Jilesen


Monique Jilesen is litigation counsel and a partner at Lenczner Slaght, where she leads complex proceedings from inception through trial. She focuses on class actions, contract and shareholder disputes, civil fraud cases, injunctions, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and securities and derivatives cases. Monique’s clients include major financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, technology companies, and other multinational corporations who routinely face challenging, cross-border disputes. She appears at all levels of Court and in administrative tribunals. Monique has a record of success at trial in bet the company disputes.

Monique is widely recognized as leading counsel. Benchmark Canada has identified her as one of Canada’s top 50 trial lawyers and Lexpert has identified her as one of the leading 500 lawyers in Canada. The Advocates’ Society awarded her the Douglas K. Laidlaw for Excellence in Advocacy. 

Monique is a member of the Toronto Commercial List Users’ Committee, an Executive Member of the Advocates’ Society Commercial List Practice Group and the past chair of the Gale Cup Moot. She is a regular speaker on various topics, including expert evidence, class proceedings, and injunction advocacy. She also teaches in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Osgoode Hall Law School.






Philip Chan​


Philip Chan is a lawyer at the City of Toronto. He practices litigation on behalf of the City of Toronto and its agencies, boards and commissions. He attended law school at the University of Toronto and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015. He articled at the City of Toronto and was hired into the City's litigation section. Prior to law school, Philip attended the University of Waterloo, where he obtained a degree in Biomedical Sciences. Before that, he was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario.















Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy



Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy is a partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, where she specializes in intellectual property law. Sangeetha has over a decade of experience litigating copyright, patent and trademark matters, and also provides strategic advice in the procurement and enforcement of global brands in a variety of industries. She has appeared as counsel in two appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as in matters before the Federal Court, the Ontario Courts, and the Competition Tribunal. 

Sangeetha is presently Chair of the IP-IT Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Association, serves on committees with the International Trademarks Association, and is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. She has been described by World Trademark Review 2017-2018 as an “exceptional” lawyer that is “leading the next generation of practitioners with her innovative and creative approach”. She has also been recognized for her intellectual property work by Legal 500 Canada 2018, World Intellectual Property Review 2017-2018, and as an IP Litigation Lawyer to Watch by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017.

Sangeetha obtained her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto.


Tina Lie

Tina Lie is a partner at Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP. Tina was called to the Ontario bar in 2007. She practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, and administrative law. Tina has represented clients at numerous administrative tribunals and before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Tina also has extensive experience with public inquiries and independent reviews, having worked as a staff lawyer on the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario and served as counsel to the Honourable Susan Lang on the Motherisk Hair Analysis Independent Review. Tina holds a B.C.L./LL.B. from McGill University. Prior to her call to the bar, Tina clerked for the Justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Tina is also a member of the New York State bar.









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