Breanna Needham is as an Associate in the Toronto office and a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group.
Breanna maintains a diverse civil litigation practice with a focus on complex commercial litigation and class proceedings. She has broad experience in commercial disputes (including breach of contract and oppression claims), professional liability litigation, and class actions. Breanna has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as in mediations and commercial arbitrations.
Prior to joining BLG, Breanna practiced in the Toronto litigation department of a leading national firm, where she acted in a wide variety of matters, including defence side class actions, corporate and commercial litigation, product liability claims, and professional liability matters. She also advised on legal obligations in the political sector, including in the areas of ethical compliance and conflict of interests. Breanna then practiced at a leading commercial litigation boutique in Toronto, where she represented and advised clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation, as well as on both plaintiff and defence side class actions.
While at law school, Breanna was a volunteer at CLASSIC legal clinic, a member of the school’s Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot team, an editor for the Saskatchewan Law Review, and a member of the Dean’s Forum on Access to Justice.
Prior to attending law school, Breanna worked as an agronomist and territory sales manager in the agricultural chemical industry.
Breanna is very active in the Toronto legal community, and is committed to advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, with a focus on women in law. She recently successfully advocated for the Law Society of Ontario to address the disparity between the robing rooms at Osgoode Hall. Breanna is also committed to access to justice and pro bono work, and is a proud supporter of Pro Bono Ontario.