Katherine Kay is “a leader in litigious matters”, and a go-to for her competition and regulatory expertise before Canada’s courts.
Katherine Kay is a litigation partner and head of the firm’s competition litigation practice. Katherine is known as a dynamic and highly effective courtroom advocate with a razor-sharp strategic approach. She is a first call for “bet the farm” litigation and crisis management situations, often working very closely with counsel in the USA, Europe and other jurisdictions, as well as quarterbacking internal and external investigations.
Katherine’s practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation often involving the interplay between regulatory, civil and criminal law regimes, and across multiple jurisdictions. Areas of focus include competition, product liability, class actions, international law, securities, corruption and other white-collar cases. Her competition litigation practice includes a broad range of cases dealing with criminal defence work, class and other civil actions, mergers, abuse of dominance and other reviewable matters before the Competition Tribunal.
Katherine is described in Chambers Canada as having “a strategic sense and level of practicality that is rare even among excellent lawyers" and “a wealth of experience in the defence of class actions involving competition, securities, product liability and consumer matters”, and in Chambers Global as “virtually insurmountable in the area of competition litigation”. She is described by Global Competition Review as “arguably the best competition litigator Canada has to offer". Her many recognitions include Canadian Competition Litigator of the Year (2014, 2016, 2018, 2019), and she is consistently featured in Best Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; Chambers Global; Chambers Canada; The Legal 500 Canada; and Benchmark Canada.