Laésha maintains a dispute resolution practice with a focus on securities, administrative law and complex commercial litigation. As an administrative lawyer she has worked extensively on investigations and enforcement proceedings involving regulatory agencies in the US, the UK and Canada, including the British Columbia Securities Commission. She has represented clients in hearings before various administrative tribunals and has assisted in both challenging and defending decisions or actions taken by governments, regulatory bodies and tribunals. Her clients have included global financial institutions with frequent international travel to represent them across multiple jurisdictions in Asia, Europe and North America. Her litigation experience builds upon her ability to advocate and navigate through complex contested proceedings. She has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia and regularly assists clients to achieve favorable court outcomes as well as settlements.
Before joining Poulus Ensom, Laésha was previously a partner at an international full-service firm, a leading litigation boutique in Canada as well as litigation counsel in the Enforcement Department at the British Columbia Securities Commission. She also practiced for 10 years at top international law firms in New York and London where her practice focused on acting for large financial institutions in relation to a broad range of regulatory issues including market manipulation, insider trading, anti-bribery and corruption, mis-selling, fraud and other types of system and controls failings.
Laésha earned her bachelor’s degree, with honors from Queen’s University in 2002 and her law degree from McGill University in 2005.