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Tracey M.  Cohen

Tracey M. Cohen, QC *

Partner Fasken
Developing a successful strategy is about understanding your client and their needs and having the passion to achieve the best resolution.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 1993
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation

Tracey Cohen, QC is a leading commercial litigation and dispute resolution Partner in the Vancouver office. Tracey has been recognized for expertise in Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation and International and Commercial Arbitration and has repeatedly been recognized as one of Canada’s top 25 female litigators.  Tracey was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2015 and was admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in March 2019.  Tracey has been noted for her ability to strategize the best approach for complex disputes. She is recognized as “very strong in developing relationships” and for understanding her clients’ business and objectives. Tracey is currently a member of the Firm’s Partnership Board.

Clients appreciate Tracey’s dedication and commitment to ensuring that their interests are well-served, and, where appropriate, her use of technology and project management to achieve efficiencies.

Tracey has advised a number of clients including: Coastal Contacts, Essilor International, TD Bank Financial Group, Deloitte LLP, Scotia Capital, and Eastern Platinum.

Tracey regularly appears in the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and acts as counsel in arbitrations and mediations. She also appears as counsel in matters involving the B.C. Securities Commission, the MFDA and IIROC.

Tracey acts as counsel on a range of matters, with a focus on corporate commercial litigation and international and domestic arbitration matters, including class actions, oppression proceedings, derivative actions, pension litigation, professional negligence, mining, tax litigation, fraud, and securities matters, including hostile take-over bids, and shareholder disputes. She has worked with major international law firms in the United States to collaborate on cross-border litigation.

Tracey is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics for CLE BC, the Advocates’ Society and for the UBC Trial Advocacy Course.

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  • LLB University of British Columbia
  • BA (with Distinction), Political Science University of Toronto

Community involvement

  • Fundraiser, Combined Jewish Appeal Campaign of Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
  • Member, Securities Law Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Member, Discipline Committee of the Law Society of British Columbia (January 2015 - December 2016)
Admissibility - The Big Issue Expert Evidence 2015, CLE BC location location Vancouver Pan Pacific Hotel
Class Actions and Motions to Strike The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia location location Vancouver
Looking for Errors in All the Wrong Places The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia location location Vancouver


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