Myriam Brixi

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Partner

Myriam Brixi is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. Her practice focuses mainly on class actions, product liability, consumer law and insurance law. Ms. Brixi has participated in complex class actions raising important legal issues, including a wide range of multi-jurisdictional class actions.

The experience she has gained in these major cases has enabled her to develop a deep understanding of the procedural and strategic aspects of class actions in Canada. She also represents insurance companies, including their insureds in matters of civil and professional liability, particularly in the construction industry.

Ms. Brixi was recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada in class actions. She was also recognized as a Future Star and 40 & Under Hot List by Benchmark Litigation.She has been recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in class actions and has been named Leading Lawyer in litigation by Lexpert.

Ms. Brixi is actively involved in her community. In particular, she was appointed by the Barreau du Québec to sit on the Access to Justice Committee. She is Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Class Action Section and Co-Chair of the Citizenship and Charters Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the Factry. 

Representative mandates 

  • Represented several major financial institutions in class actions alleging price-fixing cartels
  • Represented a major player in the customer loyalty market in a class action concerning its right to amend the general conditions of its rewards program
  • Represented an events promoter in a class action dealing with the scope of its obligations related to the holding of a festival
  • Represented several automobile manufacturers in a number of class actions dealing with manufacturer's liability
  • Represented the largest food processing company in Quebec in a class action concerning manufacturer's liability
  • Represented an electronic products company in a class action conceming manufacturer's liability
  • Represented a retailer of cellphone services in a class action involving the sale of extended warranties
  • Represented a major Japanese company in the Quebec portion of an international class action relating to a price- fixing cartel
  • Represented an energy drink company in a class action involving allegations of false and misleading
  • Represented clinics in a class action related to accessory fees in healthcare services
  • Represented a chemical products distributor in a class action instituted on behalf of the victims of a legionella outbreak in Quebec City
  • Represented a religious congregation in a class action involving allegations of vicarious liability
  • Represented a seaplane base in a class action for noise nuisance and neighborhood disturbances
  • Represented a construction contractor in a class action related to sources of nuisance and neighborhood disturbances
  • Represented a zinc refinery in a class action related to neighborhood disturbances.

Professional and community activities 

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Class Action Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Québec Branch
  • Co-Chair of the Citizenship and Charters Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Québec Branch
  • Coach, Pierre-Basile-Mignault Moot Court Competition, UQAM
  • Member of the Committee on Access to Justice of the Barreau du Québec
  • Member of the Young Advocates' Standing Committee of the Quebec chapter of the Advocates' Society
  • Member of the board of directors of the Young Bar of Montreal (2015-16)
  • Head of the Technology and Information Committee of the Young Bar of Montreal (2015-16)
  • Pro Bono legal services for the Fondation Mira
  • Writer for the Research and Legislation Committee
  • Volunteer with the Small Claims Courlis hearing preparation service
  • Volunteer with the Éducaloi justice workshops program

Publications and Lectures

 

Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, Class Actions, 2021
  • Leading Lawyer in litigation, Lexpert, 2021
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Class Actions, 2020
  • 40 & Under Hot List, Benchmark Litigation, 2020
  • Litigation Future Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2020
Best Lawyers 2021

Education

  • J.D., Université de Sherbrooke, 2009
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 2008
  • Université de Rennes I, France, 2007

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors of the Factry
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Advocates’ Society
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