Katherine Booth is a Partner in our Litigation Group in Vancouver. Her practice focuses on class actions and commercial litigation.
Katherine’s commercial litigation practice includes product liability litigation, tort claims, contract disputes and fraud claims, and she has obtained injunctions in favour of corporations facing interruptions to their business. Katherine’s clients include corporations from a variety of industries including retail, consumer products, mining, telecommunications, agribusiness, life sciences, and energy companies.
Katherine also regularly advises retail and consumer product companies on issues relating to regulatory compliance, product recalls and related product liability litigation. She is co-author of the chapter on Product Liability and Regulatory Compliance in the publication Cross-Border: A Retailer’s Guide To Doing Business In Canada.
In her class actions practice, Katherine has represented clients in competition, price fixing, conspiracy, data breach and product liability claims. Her clients include national retailers, food manufacturers, and agribusiness. Katherine’s recent class action mandates include representing MolsonCoors in a multiparty competition class action relating to the distribution of beer in Ontario; representing a national retailer in a class action relating to the recall of allegedly contaminated food; and representing The Home Depot in a class action alleging liability for a data breach perpetrated by criminal hackers (Lozanski v The Home Depot, Inc., 2016 ONSC 5447). She is also a contributing author of the fifth edition of Defending Class Actions in Canada, published by LexisNexis.
Katherine is called to the bar in B.C. and Ontario and acts on disputes in both jurisdictions. She has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario and in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Katherine has also represented clients in administrative proceedings before various statutory tribunals.
Katherine received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011 and her Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in 2007.