Anne Tardif Partner

Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2006 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0203

Fax: +1 613-788-3523


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Primary office:  Ottawa

Anne Tardif

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.

Career & Recognition

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  • Moderator, "Mises à jour en matière de services en français et de droits linguistiques," conférence présentée par l'Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario, March 23, 2021.
  • Panelist, "Strategic Considerations for Engaging in Settlement Discussions," The Advocates Society's Art of Settlement Conference, February 22, 2021.
  • Co-author/Presenter, "Bhasin 5 Years Later: What Has Become Clearer, What Remains Clear as Mud," CCLA's 39th Annual Civil Litigation Conference, November 2019.
  • Panelist, "Mediation and Settlement," CCLA's 38th Annual Civil Litigation Conference, Mont Tremblant, QC, November 17, 2018.
  • Presenter, "Administrative Law," Le Centre de formation professionnelle continue de la Faculté de droit de l'Université d'Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, June 2017.
  • Presenter, "Potential Applications of the Supreme Court's decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew" Justice Canada, December 2016.
  • Co-author/Presenter, "A judicial review review: The Supreme Court weighs in (again)," CCLA's 36th Annual Civil Litigation Conference, November 2016.
  • Panelist, "Time to get 're-cultured' and other tidbits from recent cases in e-discovery," CCLA's Technology Conference for the Rest of Us (Not Just Nerds), Ottawa, ON, November 2014.