"You must live life with the full knowledge that your actions will remain. We are creatures of consequence."

ZADIE SMITH

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Professional activities and initiatives

Education

Practice areas

  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Defamation and media law
  • Public and constitutional law
  • Appellate litigation
  • Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • Class Actions

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Molly has notably:

REPRESENTED journalists in contestations of denials by public bodies of access-to-information requests

ACTED for an aviation company in contractual litigation involving the applicability of a forum selection clause

ACTED successfully for the appellant in litigation before the Supreme Court of Canada involving the invocation of international lis pendens to stay ongoing proceedings in Quebec: R.S. v. P.R., 2019 SCC 49.

ACTED for a technology company in proposed class action proceedings in the area of consumer protection and product liability

ACTED for a multinational company in proposed class action proceedings in the area of consumer protection

REPRESENTED a consumer advocate in an application for the issuance of a permanent injunction banning the publication of certain information online

ACTED for a real estate developer in litigation involving the alleged nullity of a decision rendered by the Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec

ADVISED a media organization and its journalists in connection with journalistic investigations

ACTED for a Canadian financial institution in a confidential multi-party arbitration regarding the financing of an independent foreign film production

REVIEWED journalistic work product and podcasts prior to publication

Professional activities and initiatives

Board of Directors, Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund – Québec Branch

Canadian Media Lawyers’ Association/Ad IDEM

Young Bar Association of Montreal

Co-course lecturer, Faculty of Law, McGill University (2018-2020)

Education

B.C.L./LL.B., Faculty of Law, McGill University (Principal David L. Johnston Medal, Dean’s Honour List – 2014

Exchange semester, Faculty of Law, l’Université d’Aix-Marseille – 2013

B.A. International Development Studies (major), Spanish Language (minor), Faculty of Arts, McGill University (First Class Honours with Distinction) – 2010