Janice is recognized as one of Canada’s top trial lawyers. She acts as counsel in a wide range of civil, regulatory and cross-border litigation, including complex corporate commercial cases. She has extensive experience dealing with financial and securities regulators, including the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), and Self Regulatory Organizations (SROs), including the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA). She routinely represents institutional and individual clients in internal and regulatory investigations, as well as enforcement and registration hearings. Most recently, she represented a client in one of Canada’s leading insider trading cases.
Janice represents a diverse range of clients including financial institutions, public and private corporations, regulatory authorities, and individuals in corporate commercial and administrative law matters including, for example: representing the OSC in a major investigation of a large, high-profile public company; representing professionals on allegations of misconduct; representing a lead prosecutor in a law society investigation; representing a major financial institution in an oppression remedy application; representing a large public company during an investigation of fraud involving multiple civil lawsuits and regulatory proceedings. She also advises clients in wrongful dismissal suits, contractual disputes, quasi-criminal matters, and directors’ and officers’ liability claims.
As well as having appeared before all levels of Court and securities regulators in Ontario, Janice has represented clients before a number of administrative tribunals including: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and The Public Accountants Council for the Province of Ontario, The Law Society of Upper Canada, The Law Society of Nova Scotia, The Nova Scotia Securities Commission, The College of Chiropractors and other administrative and quasi-judicial bodies.
Early on in her career, Janice worked for two years as Senior Policy Advisor to a federal Minister. During this time, Janice advised the Minister on various complex, multi-faceted public policy matters.
Janice has completed the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management and earned the ICD.D professional designation. She is also is a former Director of The Advocates’ Society. Before establishing Wright Temelini LLP in 2013, Janice practised at several major Canadian law firms.
Updated July 2022