Jennifer McAleer practices in the area of corporate/commercial litigation, arbitration and administrative law. The scope of her practice includes professional self-regulation, contract and shareholder disputes, pension litigation, health law and energy regulation.
Recognized for her experience in professional regulation, Jennifer has served as independent legal counsel to the Discipline Committee and Fitness to Practise Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario since 2007. In this role, she has participated in dozens of hearings and provided advice to the Committees on a wide range of legal issues. She also serves as independent legal counsel to the Executive Committee of the Ontario College of Teachers.
She is an active member of the firm’s pension litigation practice group and has appeared before the Financial Services Tribunal and all levels of court in Ontario on pension related litigation.
As a member of the firm’s global energy practice group, Jennifer has appeared before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), the Pipeline Arbitration Committee and the Superior Court. She has assisted clients with OEB audits, rate hearings, policy initiatives and approvals for mergers and acquisitions.
Jennifer has been involved in two significant pubic inquiries. She was co-counsel to the former premier of Ontario at the Ipperwash Public Inquiry and served as Assistant Commission Counsel to the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario.
Jennifer has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, in domestic and international arbitrations, before boards and tribunals, as well as at public inquiries and coroner’s inquests. As an experience litigator, Jennifer is often called upon to speak at professional programs on trial practice and administrative law. She is a former member of the Executive of the Civil Litigation Section of the Ontario Bar Association and is a Skills Trainer for the Advocates' Society. Jennifer’s pro bono work has included representation of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CLA) and the Legal Education Action Fund (LEAF) in charter challenge cases. She has also provided legal advice on constitutional issues to the Court as amicus curiae.