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Adrienne advises clients in a range of construction, infrastructure, and surety matters. 

Adrienne completed her articles with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, where she focused on regulatory and enforcement files. She was then junior counsel at a large financial services company, where she advised on insurance and pension products, securities, employment, and e-commerce matters.

Her article, “The Treatment of Ipso Facto Clauses in Canada,” was recently cited by the Court of Appeal of Alberta in a case concerning the validity of a contractual clause purporting to allow a general contractor to take a percentage of the subcontract agreement price as a fee when the subcontractor filed for bankruptcy.

While pursuing an LLM at Columbia Law School, she interned with a research centre focusing on sustainable international investment and provided policy recommendations to Mauritius' financial services regulator.

She speaks Cantonese and French.

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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Bar Admission & Education

  • New York, 2018
  • Ontario, 2015
  • LLM (James Kent Scholar), Columbia Law School, 2017
  • JD, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2014
  • B.Com, McGill University, 2011