- 400 blvd Côte-Vertu West, Dorval, Québec, Canada, H4S 1Y9
- (514) 855-0077
Law School: University of Quebec at Montreal (2008) Bachelor of Civil Law
School: NYU School of Law (2011) LL.M.
School: University of Quebec at Montreal (2005) Bachelor of Arts
State/Provincial Admissions: Quebec (2012) ; New York (2015)
Other Admissions: Clerkship: The Honorable Marie Deschamps, Supreme Court of Canada, 2008-2009
Languages: French, English, Spanish
Valerie is a senior legal counsel at Bombardier Business Aircraft in Montreal. Her practice is focused on complex contractual agreements related to the aviation and aerospace industry, and also touches upon general business and corporate matters. Since Bombardier Business Aircraft has worldwide operations, she is often presented with questions of cross-border significance. She has knowledge of both Canadian and American legal systems and has a bijuridical background in both the common and civil law.
Prior to working at Bombardier Business Aircraft, Valerie worked at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City where she mostly worked on commercial disputes and class actions and was regularly called upon to analyze cross-border issues such as the application of Canadian privilege rules to the communication of documents by a Canadian company to an American regulator. Valerie has also worked for Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Montreal where she represented multiple clients based in the United States. She has helped U.S. clients understand the particularities of the Canadian legal system. In a recent case which presented a question of first impression under Quebec law, she notably made submissions to the Quebec Court of Appeal that relied on American jurisprudence to offer possible avenues of reflection to the Court.
Valerie is a member of both the New York and Quebec bars. She obtained a civil law degree from the University du Québec à Montréal and a LL.M. from New York University School of Law. Her master’s thesis, which was published in the Ottawa Law Review, is titled “Access to Justice and Choice of Law Issues in Multi-Jurisdictional Class Actions in Canada” and canvasses American and Canadian law on multi-jurisdictional class actions. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Marie Deschamps of the Supreme Court of Canada.