Erin D. Farrell
Erin Farrell is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, practising in the firm's advocacy department. Her practice focuses on a variety of commercial litigation matters, including class actions, product and professional liability, environmental law and municipal liability.
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 a range of litigation matters, including a variety of motions and injunctions.
Erin has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and has also represented clients before regulatory bodies and tribunals.
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Erin conducted genetics research at a university in Germany, and 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 is Chair of Gowling WLG's significant Pro Bono program. She also participates in a variety of Pro Bono Ontario programs, providing legal advice and acting as duty counsel for unrepresented litigants before courts and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
Outside of work, Erin is an active member of The Advocates' Society, serving on the 10+ Standing Committee (focused on mid-career advocates) and a variety of task forces. She also regularly volunteers for Ryerson University's LPP Trial Advocacy training program.