Anne Tardif is a litigation partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. Fluently bilingual, she represents individuals, professionals, private companies and public entities in both English and French. Anne's general litigation practice cuts across multiple areas, including commercial litigation, public law, professional liability, tax, procurement and constitutional law. Anne also represents health professionals in medical defence litigation and professional disciplinary proceedings.
Distinguished by Best Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada's top commercial litigators and recognized as a Rising Star by Lexpert, Anne has argued before the Supreme Court of Canada and before all levels of court in Alberta and Ontario, as well as the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Tax Court of Canada. She has represented clients in arbitrations and before administrative and regulatory tribunals, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
Anne started her career clerking for the Honourable Michel Bastarache at the Supreme Court of Canada and has experience working in the private sector and for the government as legal counsel for the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.
Anne is regularly asked to speak on issues of commercial and public law, and she sits on a number of committees relating to minority language rights and e-discovery. She is currently the co-chair of the County of Carleton Law Association Education Committee, and she taught trial advocacy at the University of Ottawa for many years. In addition, she sits on the Board of Directors of La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins.