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Janice is recognized as one of Canada’s top trial lawyers. 

She is counsel on a broad range of complex civil, regulatory, and high-stake cases. She routinely litigates matters involving complicated fact scenarios and unique legal arguments. 

Janice is consistently ranked as top counsel by Chambers, Lexpert, Best Lawyers and Benchmark Canada. Most recently, she was invited to be a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. 

Janice has extensive experience dealing with securities regulators, including the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), as well as the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA), together now known as the New Self-Regulatory Organization of Canada. As well as representing individual and institutional clients, Janice has been retained by regulatory bodies across the country to provide expert advice. She has also acted as counsel on several precedent-setting insider trading cases. 

In addition to her securities law practice, Janice represents clients in corporate commercial and administrative law cases. Her previous cases include, for example: representing professionals on allegations of misconduct; representing a lead prosecutor in a law society investigation; representing a major financial institution in an oppression remedy case; representing a large public company during an investigation of fraud involving multiple civil lawsuits and regulatory proceedings. She has also advised clients in wrongful dismissal suits, contractual disputes, quasi-criminal matters, and directors’ and officers’ liability claims. 

Janice’s opinion and experience are valued by her peers and regulatory authorities. She is frequently asked to provide input and feedback to both. Janice has published numerous papers and speaks regularly at conferences, industry events, and faculty of law classes. In addition, she teaches trial advocacy skills to other lawyers. 

Before establishing Wright Temelini LLP in 2013, Janice practised at several major Canadian law firms. Early on in her career, she worked as Senior Policy Advisor to a federal Minister for several years. 

Janice has completed the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management and earned the professional ICD.D designation. 

Updated March 2023