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Associate Professor, Civil Law Section, Faculty of Law, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa

My primary area of expertise is corporate criminal liability. My research combines criminal law and organization studies to develop policies and enforcement strategies that target the unique enabling role that business organizations play in creating the conditions for serious blameworthy conduct to occur. My most recent work is focused on re-framing the sentencing process to focus on rehabilitation of organizational offenders through culture change and meaningful consultation of stakeholders. I have also commented widely on Canada's new remediation agreement regime (more commonly known as DPAs). My other research interests lie in general criminal law, sentencing, sexual assault law and business law, particularly competition law and corporate governance. A member of the Bars of Québec, Ontario and New York, I practised law for several years, first with the federal Department of Justice and then in private practice for a leading New York firm before joining the academy. I also clerked for the Honourable Frank Iacobucci of the Supreme Court of Canada.


  • –present
    Professor of Corporate Criminal Law, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa


  • 2017 
    Queen's University, PhD (Law)