Rachel McMillan Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2016 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-4315

Fax: +1 416-862-7661

Email: rachel.mcmillan@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto

Rachel McMillan

Rachel McMillan is an associate lawyer in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, practising in the firm’s Advocacy Group.

Rachel’s practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, including class actions, shareholder disputes, and claims against directors/officers.

Rachel was the lead associate on the team representing the plaintiff in a recent class proceeding against the federal government.  The action arose from the impact on Canadian cattle farmers of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (“BSE”, known as “mad cow disease”) and the federal government’s response to it. The matter proceeded to a 55-day virtual, hybrid trial, which began in February 2021.

Rachel volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario's Free Legal Advice Hotline, and as a mentor for the First Generation Network. She serves on the board of directors of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, an organization that promotes and preserves Canada’s legal history. She is also a member of the Toronto office’s anti-racism action committee (TARAC), focusing in particular on recruitment and retention.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2015

    • Education
      Western University, JD
  • 2012

    • Education
      Queen's University, BA Hons. (with distinction)