Erin D. Farrell
Erin Farrell is an associate in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, practising in the firm's advocacy department. Her practice includes a variety of commercial litigation and professional negligence matters, including class actions, product liability, insurance defence and medical negligence.
Erin represents professionals in both civil and administrative matters, and has defended a number of Canadian and foreign clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device and manufacturing sectors in litigation. She also has extensive experience in the banking sector, advising clients on litigation matters, including a variety of motions and injunctions.
Erin has also worked in the nuclear and service industries on an array of contract disputes.
Appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Erin has also represented clients before professional regulatory bodies and other administrative tribunals.
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Erin conducted genetics research for two years at a university in Germany, and subsequently for three more years at a large pharmaceutical company in California. Along with her Juris Doctor, she holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biochemistry (Nutrition) and a Master of Science in Biotechnology.
Erin was both a summer student and an articling student at Gowling WLG. She currently participates with other associates and Pro Bono Law Ontario to act as duty counsel for unrepresented litigants. She has also acted as counsel before the Human Rights Tribunal as a part of the firm’s pro bono commitment.
Outside of work, Erin is an active member of the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee of The Advocates’ Society. She also plays the euphonium in the North Toronto Community Band and participates as an amateur actor in the Lawyer Show, an annual fundraiser for a local women's theatre company.