Claire Seaborn is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Group in Toronto. She maintains a broad litigation practice with an emphasis on commercial litigation and arbitration; environmental and natural resources law; and international trade and investment law.
Claire obtained her JD at the University of Ottawa, graduating on the Dean’s Honour List with Distinction (cum laude). During law school, Claire was awarded the Ed Ratushny Prize in Public Law, won First Prize in the Centre for Global Sustainability Law Essay Contest, and published a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice. In her final year of law school, Claire received the Ontario Rhone-Alpes Student Exchange Scholarship to study civil and international law in French at l’Université Jean-Moulin Lyon.
Claire also holds a BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She was awarded the President’s Entrance Scholarship, McFarlane-Karp Scholarship in Arts, Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, and Gage and Harvey Education Abroad Scholarship to study international relations at the University of Edinburgh. After completing her undergraduate degree, Claire participated in the Embassy of Canada’s Internship Program in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Claire worked in the London, UK office of a New York law firm where she gained experience with high-value commercial arbitration and investor-state disputes. Claire is currently sitting as the National Representative for Canada on the International Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Committee.
She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, and International Bar Association.