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2 February 20224 minute read

Rebecca von Rüti appointed Co-chair of the Canadian Class Action Litigation Practice Group

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is pleased to announce that Rebecca von Rüti will join David Neave as Co-chair of the Canadian Class Action Litigation Practice Group. ‎

Rebecca has extensive experience in the defence of class ‎actions, including claims ‎brought against international airlines, motor vehicle manufacturers, global electronic manufacturers, ‎multinational technology companies, global pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, educational ‎publishers, food manufacturers and specialty chemical and raw material manufacturers‎. Rebecca has acted for a prominent roster of leading global entities on national and cross-border proceedings across a number of practice areas including consumer protection, competition/restraint of trade, false and misleading advertising, data breach/privacy, secondary market ‎misrepresentation, product liability and negligence‎. Rebecca has been recognized by leading lawyer ranking guides LMG Life Sciences, The Legal 500 Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

“Rebecca is regularly sought out for her representation on high-profile class actions and is well regarded for her wealth of experience and sophisticated advocacy by our clients, many of which include notable national and international companies,” said Robert Seidel, Q.C., Canada Managing Partner. “I am confident that the addition of Rebecca to the group’s leadership will enhance our presence in this important area of law‎ and I congratulate her on her new role.”

David Neave, Co-Chair of the Canadian Class Action Litigation Practice Group‎, said, "I share Mr. Seidel's views and I very much look forward to working with Rebecca and the other members of the DLA Piper Global Class Action Group to continue to provide our national and international clients with sophisticated and integrated legal services when advising and defending class actions."

Rebecca, in accepting this new role, said “I am delighted to start this new role and excited for the opportunity to build on the Group’s previous successes. I look forward to collaborating with our global offices to promote our strategic growth in this area and to continue our track record of delivering exceptional and seamless legal services to our global clients facing pan-Canadian or cross-border class actions.”