Virginie Blanchette-Séguin

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Virginie Blanchette-Séguin

Virginie Blanchette-Séguin



Virginie Blanchette-Séguin, a rigorous strategic litigation lawyer, represents Crown corporations, municipalities, large businesses and financial institutions before Federal and Quebec courts. Her practice focuses mainly on class actions and complex public, environmental and construction law, and civil liability disputes.

Ms. Blanchette-Séguin clerked for Justice Clément Gascon at the Supreme Court of Canada during the 2017‑2018 judicial year, and for Justice Marc Nadon at the Federal Court of Appeal during the 2015-2016 judicial year.

During her legal studies, she articled at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs and at the International Law Commission.

Professional experience

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LL.M., NYU School of Law, 2017
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2014
LL.B., University of Montreal, 2013
  • Ontario 2016
  • Québec 2015

Ms. Blanchette-Séguin has recently acted on behalf of the following clients:

Class actions

  • A Canadian bank, defending it in a class action involving fee disclosure to clients, notably under the Consumer Protection Act
  • A large municipality, defending it in two class actions regarding police liability in the context of massive demonstrations
  • Two municipalities, defending them in a class action for racial profiling
  • An on-line food order and delivery service, defending it in a class action regarding commissions charged to restaurateurs

Public law

  • Air carriers, in a matter before the Federal Court of Appeal respecting the application of the Montreal Convention, an international treaty
  • An insurer, in a third-party claim following the settlement of a class action against school boards for fees charged in breach of the Education Act
  • A large mining corporation, defending it against criminal and penal charges brought by Environment and Climate Change Canada for alleged violations of the Fisheries Act and the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations
  • Loto-Québec, in various contractual and regulatory disputes and litigation matters


  • Hydro-Québec, in litigation matters arising from the construction of the La Romaine hydroelectric complex
  • SNC-Lavalin, in contract disputes pertaining to construction law
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2024
  • Achille-Tassé Bursary, awarded by University of Montreal's Faculty of Law, 2016-2017
  • Louis-Côté Bursary, awarded by University of Montreal's Faculty of Law, 2013-2014
  • Dean's Honours List, University of Montreal, 2010-2013
  • Young Bar Association of Montreal
  • The Advocates' Society
  • English
  • French