Emma recently took a leave from the firm to work for the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, where she provided advice on legal affairs and policy. She supported the Minister primarily in her capacity as Attorney General, advising on litigation decisions and the legal advice provided to Cabinet.
In 2016, Emma helped bring the first application for assisted death in Ontario following the Supreme Court’s decision in Carter. Since then, she has represented numerous clients in the areas of health law and end-of-life decision making.
Before joining the firm, Emma clerked at the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the Hon. Justices Feldman, Sharpe and Benotto. She also spent a summer as a law student at a national Bay Street law firm.
Emma received her Bachelor of Arts from McGill University (Highest Standing, Economics) and her Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (Silver Medalist).
While at law school, she sat on the executive board of Downtown Legal Services and served as the clinic’s Community Outreach Coordinator. As a caseworker at Downtown Legal Services, she provided pro bono legal representation in the areas of criminal defence and human rights. She also volunteered as a researcher with the International Human Rights Program.