Rebecca Bush

Rebecca Bush  

Partner

Executive Summary

Rebecca is a partner in BLG’s Litigation Department with a proven track record of successfully managing a high volume litigation practice. She advocates for her clients in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Human Rights Tribunal.

Rebecca’s practice focuses on public authority litigation and complex tort litigation for large institutional clients. She has expertise in municipal and police liability, product liability and harassment claims. Rebecca has specialized expertise defending employment torts including workplace-based psychological injury and mental distress damages claims in the employment and human rights context. Rebecca also manages a significant cross-border referral network.

Rebecca frequently provides advice on sensitive matters which are the subject of public and media scrutiny. She defends the reputational interests of her clients in policy and precedent setting cases.

Representative Work

  • Defends public institutions, including municipalities, in a broad range of tort claims including municipal infrastructure claims
  • Defends municipal emergency services including actions against police for malicious prosecution, negligent investigation and breach of Charter rights
  • Defends mental distress and harassment claims in the employment and human rights' context
  • Provides advice and opinions to large institutional clients on a variety of matters including statutory interpretation and risk management
  • Acts as counsel on Coroner's Inquests

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, "Litigating North of the Border? Here's What You Need to Know — Part II," ABA Trial Techniques Committee Newsletter, Spring 2012 (with Tamara Tomomitsu and Adriana De Marco).
  • Author, "Litigating North of the Border? Here's What You Need to Know — Part I," ABA Trial Techniques Committee Newsletter, Winter 2012 (with Tamara Tomomitsu).

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized as one of Lexpert's® Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers under 40 (2015).