With a range of successes across sectors that shape the economy, Miranda’s impeccable instincts for advocacy change outcomes.
Miranda resolves complex disputes and is a highly regarded trusted business advisor to private and public enterprises. A partner in our Litigation Group, she is also the Retail Sector Lead in the firm’s national Retail and Consumer Markets Group, and a core member of our Mining and Technology Groups. A skilled litigator, she is recognized for her strategic thinking and business-oriented problem-solving approach to all disputes. Miranda is also the chair of the firm’s National Gender Equality Action Group, as part of our Inclusion Now priority.
Practical and pragmatic
Miranda’s practice focuses on contractual claims, economic torts, securities litigation, shareholder remedies, corporate governance, internal investigations, as well as internet and e-commerce issues and defamation. Miranda also has extensive experience working with retailers and consumer-facing businesses on consumer protection, supply chain and related strategic and operational issues. She has also advised on a number of procurement mandates, for owners and proponents. Miranda looks at problems holistically to address not only the dispute and but also, where possible, the underlying issues.
Across industries, Miranda combines her business acumen with finely honed advocacy experience to achieve courtroom success for our clients. She has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada as well as the superior and appeal courts of British Columbia and Ontario, and the Yukon Supreme Court. She has also represented clients in various commercial arbitration proceedings and class action proceedings.
Some of her recent notable work includes:
- successfully enforcing a shareholder buy-out of a multi-million dollar enterprise and defeating claims of tortious interference in a multi-party arbitration;
- successfully defending a public issuer through to the Ontario Court of Appeal in a proposed securities class action arising out of the losses allegedly sustained by shareholders following the posting of an anonymous blog by a short seller about the Company, establishing an important precedent in this area;
- representing various companies, issuers, shareholders and boards of directors in a variety of shareholder proceedings, including derivative actions, dissent proceedings, plans of arrangement, and oppression claims;
- successfully resolving a claim for breach of confidence and misappropriation of trade secrets between leading pharmaceutical companies and their former employees;
- successfully intervening before the BC Court of Appeal and in the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the music industry and other rights holders in Google Equustek, the world’s first case ordering a search engine to de-index certain websites selling counterfeit products from its search results globally;
- obtaining injunctive relief against the perpetrator of major disruption to one of the world’s largest online streaming platforms;
- concluding an internal investigation involving director misconduct and assisting in improving board effectiveness for a major organization; and
- advising several major retailers and consumer facing businesses on a variety of strategic and operational issues, ranging from successful defences in litigation to consumer protection to loss prevention.
Miranda is recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the area of General Commercial Litigation in independent publications such as Chambers Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. She is also ranked in Chambers Canada as a noted practitioner in retail. In 2019, market research firm Acritas identified Miranda as a “Stand-out Lawyer”. In 2018, she was named to Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 List of the City’s Most Influential People. She has been identified as a Leading Lawyer under 40 by Lexpert (2017), “Best 40 Under 40” Lawyer by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (2015), and the recipient of the Association of Women in Finance 2014 PEAK Women in Finance “Rising Star” Award. In 2013, she was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver’s “Forty Under 40”.
Miranda is a frequent speaker on shareholder disputes, investigations, securities class action issues, and dispute resolution processes, as well as diversity and inclusion. She has served as faculty for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, The Directors’ College and for The Advocates Society, and as an adjunct professor on corporate law topics at the University of British Columbia Allard School of Law.
Miranda obtained her LLB from the University of British Columbia in 2002, and served as a judicial law clerk for five justices of the British Columbia Supreme Court following graduation. On graduation, Miranda received the Honourable Ray Herbert Award as the All-round Graduating Student and the Alumni Association Achievement Award as Outstanding Student of the Year. In 2007, she received the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law’s Outstanding Young Alumna Award, and in 2001, she was named YWCA Young Woman of Distinction.
Outside of the courtroom, Miranda is the Past Chair of the Board of Directors at the Vancouver Foundation, the largest community foundation in Canada.
Leading Lawyer: Litigation: General Commercial - British Columbia
The Best Lawyers in Canada
Leading Lawyer: Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Benchmark Litigation – Canada
Litigation Star: Dispute resolution and Commercial
Vancouver Magazine's Power 50
Annual Ranking of the City's Most Influential People
"Leading Lawyers Under 40" Award - 2017
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
"Best Lawyers Under 40” Award
Association of Women in Finance
PEAK Women in Finance “Rising Star” Award
Business in Vancouver
"Forty Under 40" Award
The Legal 500 - Canada
Next Generation Lawyer: Dispute resolution