Sandra A. Forbes

Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Sandra A. Forbes

Sandra A. Forbes

Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Biography

Sandra specializes in corporate, class action, securities and competition
litigation. A significant portion of her practice involves defending clients in
national and crossborder
class actions. Sandra acts for clients before all levels
of court and various administrative tribunals, including the Competition Tribunal,
in Canada.
Known to be hardworking
and dedicated, Sandra achieves successful results
for clients on diverse issues, including class actions alleging anticompetitive
conduct or collusion, and competition matters such as abuse of dominance.
One client describes her as “stellar. She gives strong arguments in court, is
extremely well known and well trusted in the community in Canada.” (Chambers
Canada 2017)
Sandra is a regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow of the
International Academy of Trial Lawyers and former president of the Advocates’
Society. She is also a member of our firm’s Management Committee.

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4

Number of Awards

2

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Managing Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

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Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

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Managing Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

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Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

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Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

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Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

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Education
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Fellow
Current

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Fellow
Current

ACADEMY OF US AND INTERNATIONAL ATTORNEYS ENGAGED IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL TRIAL PRACTICE.

Career History
Partner
Current

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is a law firm focused on high-stakes matters. They are fearless in approach and methodical in execution, taking issues seriously. Because excellence isn’t a talking point for them. It’s their starting point. They work in a fundamentally different way, starting with the structure of their firm and ending with the results they achieve for their clients. They are a true partnership. This frees them to work seamlessly and efficiently together, across geographies, practices and industries. Most importantly, it allows them to take on matters – however large or complex – with unparalleled clarity, speed and intelligence. Their way of working isn’t an official policy or mandate; it’s part of their DNA. It’s why they attract and retain the brightest, most creative lawyers. It’s what makes them the most innovative law firm in Canada. And it’s why their clients hire them.

Clerk
Prior

The Supreme Court of Canada is the highest court of Canada, the final court of appeals in the Canadian justice system. Its decisions are the ultimate expression and application of Canadian law and binding upon all lower courts of Canada.

Adjunct Professor in Advanced Advocacy
Prior

Established in 1887, the Faculty of Law is one of the oldest professional faculties at the University of Toronto, with a long and illustrious history. Today, it is one of the world's great law schools, a dynamic academic and social community with more than 50 full-time faculty members and 15-25 distinguished short-term visiting professors from the world's leading law schools, as well as 600 undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty's rich academic programs are complemented by its many legal clinics and public interest programs, and its close links to the Faculty's more than 6,000 alumni, who enjoy rewarding careers in every sector of Canadian society and remain involved in many aspects of life at the law school. Housed in two beautiful, historic buildings, the Faculty also features modern facilities, including the renowned, high-technology Bora Laskin Law Library. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada's largest city, the law school is near a wide variety of attractions including the Royal Ontario Museum, which is next door.

Boards & Committees
Chair, Board of Directors
Current
Member, Management Committee
Current
Member, Board of Regents
Current
President, Board of Directors
2009 - 2010
Awards & Honors
Chambers Global - World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Competition/Antitrust
Who’s Who Legal - International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers
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