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Amanda is a partner in the firm and leads the Pensions and Benefits Group. Her practice includes governance, pensions and benefits, administrative law, and civil litigation. Amanda is recognized by Chambers Global as an "up and coming" practitioner in the pensions area and is rated "repeatedly recommended" by Lexpert.

She has acted as counsel in administrative and civil matters before the Financial Services Tribunal, the Ontario Superior Court, the Courts of Appeal of Ontario and British Columbia, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Amanda's pension practice focuses on the administration, design, investment, and governance of pension plans. She also represents stakeholders, including members, unions, and plan administrators, in pension related legal disputes before tribunals and courts.

In her litigation practice, she specializes in complex litigation, including class proceedings in the areas of pensions, employment, and securities. In addition, Amanda provides governance and other advice to governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, as well as not-for-profit corporations.

Amanda is a member of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario's Legal Advisory Committee, as well as the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association's National Pension Section.

 

 

Education

  • Call to the Bar, 2005
  • University of Toronto, J.D., 2004
  • University of Manitoba, B.A. (Adv.), 2000

Memberships

  • Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association – National Pensions and Benefits Section, Executive
  • Ontario Bar Association – Pension and Benefits Section
  • Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Legal Advisory Committee

 

Related Events

Event/May 14, 2018

Amanda Darrach and Chris Perri Speak at Canadian Legal and Legislative Update

Amanda Darrach and Chris Perri speak at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans' Canadian Legal and Legislative Update.  They will...
Event/May 10, 2016

Amanda Darrach Speaks at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans' Canadian Legal and Legislative Update Conference

Amanda Darrach speaks at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans' Canadian Legal and Legislative Update Conference on Demographic Trend...
Event/Apr 20, 2015

Amanda Darrach Speaks at Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute Conference on Pension Indexation

Amanda Darrach is speaking at the 2015 Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute Saskatchewan Regional Conference.  She will be speaking in a bre...

Related Publications

Article/11 June 2013

Pension Risk Management

Insurance companies often describe themselves as “in the business of managing risk” So are pension plans Pension sponsors and administrat... Read More
Article/15 May 2012

The Challenges of Jointly Sponsored Pension Plans

"The Challenges of Jointly Sponsored Pension Plans", OBA Hot Spots, May 2012 Read More
Article/1 May 2012

Challenges for Jointly Sponsored Pension Plans

Amidst the wave of pension reform in Ontario, one crest has peaked above the rest; jointly sponsored pension plans ("JSPPs") are under close examinati... Read More

Cases

Case/19 December 2012

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada v. Canada (Attorney General)

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada v. Canada (Attorney General), 2012 SCC 71 (CanLII) There are three pension plans involved in th...
Case/1 February 2013

Sun Indalex Finance, LLC v. United Steelworkers

Sun Indalex Finance, LLC v. United Steelworkers, 2013 SCC 6 (CanLII) Indalex Limited ("Indalex"), the sponsor and administrator of two employee pensi...
Case/4 November 2011

Cambridge Memorial Hospital Ltd v Ontario Nurses Association

Cambridge Memorial Hospital Ltd v Ontario Nurses Association, 2011 CanLII 76525 (ON LA). The grievor has been receiving long term disability benefits ...
Case/6 February 2008

Omers Sponsors Corporation v. Omers Administration Corporation

Omers Sponsors Corporation v. Omers Administration Corporation, 2008 CanLII 3970 (ON SC). The Applicant OMERS Sponsors Corporation (“SC”) ...

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