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Member of the Quebec Bar since 2014
Member of the Law Society of Ontario since 2018

Languages: French, English

A graduate of McGill University in civil and common law, Marie-Pier worked in commercial and regulatory litigation for the Attorney General of Canada before joining the Woods team. Marie-Pier develops a diversified practice in civil, commercial and administrative litigation. She is also involved in the firm's international arbitration team. She has extensive experience in the areas of class actions, judicial reviews, contract law, manufacturer's liability, consumer protection law, and investigative commissions in matters governed by provincial or federal authorities. Recognized for her abilities as an excellent listener, Marie-Pier also advises clients outside the judicial framework.

Marie-Pier sits on the executive committee of the Administrative Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. She continues to be involved with the McGill University Faculty of Law through the Young Alumni Board of Montreal and accompanying students taking part in the Laskin constitutional and administrative law moot court competition.


Obtained the dismissal of the application for authorization to institute a class action against our client, Vidéotron s.e.n.c. This application sought to sanction breaches of the Community Television Broadcasting Distribution Regulations in Montreal-based Community Television (TVCI-MTL) v Videotron, 2017 QCCS 473 (on appeal).

Member of the legal team acting on behalf of Bayer Cropscience in an international arbitration seated in New York concerning patent infringement and contractual breaches under US and French law. Our client won $ 455.5 million in a case related to the development and commercialization of genetically modified crops – reportedly largest known arbitration award relating to patents.

Part of the team acting on behalf of Chrysler Canada Inc. as part of his action for professional liability against the accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand, one of the files of the Castor Holdings Ltd saga.

Was part of the team acting on behalf of a public figure before a provincial public inquiry.

Represents the Canadian subsidiary of a multinational corporation in an action brought by the Attorney General of Quebec against the tobacco industry.

Represents a leading manufacturer of homeopathic products in defense of a class action.

Brought to a successful conclusion a series of important court proceedings for the community sector. Our client, Accueil Bonneau inc., gained recognition for the innominate nature of its contracts with its residents and its support work for homeless people and those at risk of homelessness through the psychosocial services it offers. Accueil Bonneau c Watteyne, 2017 QCCQ 3246


Canadian Bar Association Administrative Law Section, member-at-large of the executive committee

McGill University Faculty of Law,member of the Montreal Young Alumni Board

McGill University Faculty of Law, support to the team participating in the Laskin national bilingual moot court competition in Canadian administrative and constitutional law, 2018 edition

aMcGill University Faculty of Law, support to the team participating in the Willem C. Vis international arbitration moot court competition, 2016 edition

Member of the organizing committee for the Barreau du Québec Annual Meeting, 2015 edition


Quebec Bar
Law Society of Ontario
Young Bar Association of Montréal
Canadian Bar Association


2009-2013 - McGill University Faculty of Law
B.C.L./LL.B. combined program

2009 - The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars 
Washington D.C. 

2006-2009 - University of Ottawa Faculty of Social Sciences
International development and globalization (B. Soc. Sc.), Summa cum laude, highest standing 


Student, Articling Student, Lawyer

Executive Editor (French) & Editor

Legal Assistant

2009   NORTH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, Washington DCIntern – Development and Linguistics



2011    Neil Assh Memorial Award, awarded to the student with the highest standing in the basic course in the law of Business Associations

2009   Steve and Rob Michelin Entrance Scholarship, Faculty of Law, McGill University

2009    Award for the best academic result in the Honours BSocSc in International Development and Globalization program, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

2009   2nd place, Writing Contest, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

2006-2009   Entrance scholarship renewable upon performance, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

2005   Governor General’s Academic Medal


Series of internal and external conferences on the impacts of the new Code of Civil Procedure, notably for the Canadian Association of Paralegals Annual Conference, 2016 edition, with Mtre. Jean-François Hudon: « Nouveau Code de procédure civile : quelques repères pratiques » [“New Code of Civil Procedure: some practical benchmarks”].

Marie-Louise Delisle and Marie-Pier Cloutier, « Privilège fondé sur les circonstances de chaque cas », [“Privilege based on the circumstances of each case ”] in Claude Marseille, dir, Les objections à la preuve en droit civil, Montréal, LexisNexis, 2015, 195.