Danielle Ferron, Ad. E., is a senior litigation partner at the Montréal office of Langlois Lawyers.
Danielle has been working in civil and commercial litigation for over 25 years. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation files, banking litigation, class actions, fraud, cybercrime, piracy and other intellectual property matters, and injunctions, seizures and other urgent and extraordinary remedies, such as Anton Piller orders (civil search), Mareva injunctions (asset freezing) and Norwich orders. She is also regularly called upon to act as an independent supervising lawyer for Anton Piller Order cases as well as amicus curiae, among other reasons for the purpose of protecting documents covered under professional privilege and seized in the context of civil, penal or criminal cases. She has also expertise in insolvency and restructuring, insurance law and technology law.
She is a coauthor, together with Mathieu Piché-Messier and the Honourable Lawrence A. Poitras former Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Quebec, of a book published in 2009 on injunctions and other extraordinary remedies entitled L’injonction et les ordonnances Anton Piller, Mareva et Norwich. Furthermore, for the Autumn 2018 and Winter 2019 sessions, she has been retained by the Continuing Education Faculty of the Université de Montréal, to teach the class on “The law of Civil Investigation” given in the context of a new program named “Certificat en enquête et renseignement”.
Amongst her various distinctions, such as The Best Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, in 2014, she was selected by the prestigious association International Women Forum (IWF) as one of the 35 “2014-2015 fellows” of its Leadership Foundation. Furthermore, in 2018, she has been named a Fellow of the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of North American lawyers, judges and scholars, selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.
In addition, her professional career path and experience as member of various boards of directors and governance committees have led to her becoming a trusted advisor on governance and dispute prevention, particularly in matters of cyber-security. For instance, Danielle presently sits on the board of La Financière agricole du Québec and its governance, ethics, and human and information resources committee. She is also a member of the board of directors and corporate secretary of the Fondation Marie-Vincent, and sits on its governance committee. Previously Danielle served for ten years on the board of directors of the Association of Quebec Women in Finance, and for several of those years was vice-chair of its executive committee. She was also a member of the board of Langlois Lawyers, for two terms of three years, including as co-Chair of the board and as member of its executive committee.