Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario

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Commission Counsel

Linda R. Rothstein
Linda R. Rothstein, Commission Counsel, is the managing partner of the law firm Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP. Her practice includes civil and administrative litigation, and she has particular expertise in public law. Recently, she was the City of Toronto's lead counsel at the Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry. She is the co-author of the leading Canadian text on legal malpractice, and an author of many articles on substantive and procedural law. Ms. Rothstein is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is the Past President of The Advocates' Society. In June 2005, Ms. Rothstein was awarded the Law Society Medal for distinguished service to the profession. Ms. Rothstein was recently elected as a Bencher to the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Mark J. Sandler

Mark J. Sandler, Special Counsel, Criminal Law, is a partner in the law firm of Cooper, Sandler & West. His practice is primarily devoted to appellate and trial criminal litigation. He has also served as a part-time Assistant Crown Attorney. He is a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He served as associate counsel to the Commission on Proceedings against Guy Paul Morin (the Kaufman Inquiry), counsel to the Review to make Recommendations to Identify and Prevent Sexual Misconduct in Ontario Schools (the Robins Inquiry), and as counsel or senior policy advisor to three other reviews in Ontario and Nova Scotia. He most recently assisted Mr. Kaufman in rendering an opinion to the Minister of Justice concerning Steven Truscott's application to set aside his conviction, a matter currently before the courts. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Priscilla Platt

Priscilla Platt, Special Counsel, Privacy Law, is a counsel with the law firm of Heenan Blaikie. She has over 25 years of expertise in privacy, access to information and related legal issues. Ms Platt has worked on a wide variety of regulatory matters in the public and private sectors. She has represented clients before regulators and courts across Canada in relation to privacy complaints, access to information requests and appeals. She has also assisted clients with compliance matters, the development of appropriate policies, audits, reviews, negotiations, privacy impact assessments and responses to privacy breaches. Ms Platt was a founding member of the Privacy Law Sections of both the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). Her background includes significant experience in criminal law, both as a defence counsel and prosecutor. In 2007, Ms Platt became an Adjunct Professor of Information Law at the University of Toronto Law School.

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