Jean-Simon Schoenholz

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Jean-Simon Schoenholz

Jean-Simon Schoenholz



Jean-Simon Schoenholz is a litigator whose bilingual practice covers a variety of civil, regulatory, disciplinary and administrative matters. Jean-Simon has represented clients before the courts of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also acted in administrative matters before various tribunals and boards, and on judicial review applications.

Jean-Simon frequently advises clients on a wide range of regulatory compliance issues including those relating to privacy, data protection, transportation, sanctions regimes and many others. In addition, he regularly provides coverage opinions for insurance companies.

Prior to joining our firm, Jean-Simon served as a judicial law clerk to the Honourable Justice Suzanne Côté at the Supreme Court of Canada. He had previously served as a judicial law clerk at the Federal Court of Canada.

Jean-Simon teaches Administrative Law with Carleton University's Department of Law and Legal Studies. He regularly volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario's Law Help Centre and Supreme Court Leave Application Assistance Program. He is a Member of the Advocates Society, Young Advocates Standing Committee Executive, and the Ontario Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division (East) Executive.

Professional experience

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  • J.D., University of Ottawa, 2016
  • M.A. (International Affairs), Carleton University, 2016
  • B.Soc.Sc. (Hons.), University of Ottawa, 2012
  • Ontario 2017

Jean-Simon Schoenholz has recently acted in the following matters:

  • Representation of clients on judicial review application of decisions by Transport Canada, Health Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Representation of clients challenging the jurisdiction of Ontario courts in multi-jurisdictional disputes
  • Representation of physicians, engineers, and accountants in professional disciplinary proceedings and professional negligence claims
  • Representation of client on intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada on constitutional and administrative matters
  • Representation of an international pharmaceutical client in an anti-dumping complaint at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal
  • Representation of client on application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Advice to client regarding obligations under Privacy Act and PIPEDA
  • Advice to client regarding Canadian sanctions regime
  • "Insights into Advocacy at the Supreme Court of Canada", Ontario Bar Association, June 12, 2020
  • "Red light, green light: Uber, TELUS and arbitration clauses", AJEFO 2019 Annual Conference, Sudbury, ON, June 22, 2019
  • Member, Young Advocates Standing Committee Executive, The Advocates' Society
  • CPD Liason, Ontario Bar Association, Young Lawers Division (East)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • English
  • French