Recently recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers, Shara is a tough-minded commercial litigator. Shara’s expertise is in complex commercial litigation. Her areas of practice include commercial disputes, securities litigation, professional liability, restructuring & insolvency, and class actions. Shara’s clients include financial institutions, underwriters, accounting firms and publicly-traded companies facing bet-the-company litigation. Shara appears before all levels of Court in Canada as well as administrative and regulatory tribunals, including the Ontario Securities Commission.Shara is also a committed advocate for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, leading Lenczner Slaght’s game-changing name-anonymization hiring process and R&R Lounge and co-developing ReferToHerTM, a program to increase referrals to women. Shara also co-established and heads the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee at the Commercial List Users Committee for the Commercial Court in Toronto. As co-lead of the Firm’s student program, she is dedicated to ensuring that lawyers and law students from culturally diverse backgrounds feel included, supported and encouraged to advance in their careers. She was recently recognized with the 2019 Lexpert Zenith Award: Change Agent in Law for her contributions.