Associate

Email: srahman@discoverycounsel.ca

Phone: 647-347-9350

Summary

Sharmin has been a Canadian eDiscovery and immigration lawyer for 6 years.  With this dual practice, she has helped hundreds of corporate clients adapt to a globalizing world by facilitating the international transfer of talent and assisting with the regulatory hurdles of conducting international business.

 

As an eDiscovery lawyer, Sharmin has worked on:

 

  • Competition Bureau Supplementary Information Requests
  • US Federal Trade Commission 2nd Requests
  • contract disputes
  • tax investigations
  • securities and derivatives regulatory investigations
  • consumer protection matters
  • privacy breach investigations and internal audits

Through these files, she has become proficient with a variety of document review platforms including Relativity.

 

Prior to joining Heuristica as an Associate, Sharmin also gained exposure to international trade law.  While completing a Masters degree in the UK, she helped write and edit a report commissioned by the Canadian Centre for International Governance Innovation on what the trade relationship between Canada and the UK may look like post-Brexit.  She continues to stay on top of migration issues and international politics, firmly believing that Canadian economic and cultural prosperity relies on being able to open borders to globalized economies, industries, and families.

Education

  • Hons. B.A., Political Science and Criminology, University of Toronto, 2008
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2012
  • M.Sc. (with distinction), Global Migration, University College London, 2018
  • Called to Ontario Bar, 2013

Professional Involvement

  • Talent Beyond Boundaries, Pro Bono Counsel
  • Women in eDiscovery, Toronto Chapter - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Member

Publications

  • "Trade Relations Between Canada and the UK in the event of Brexit", 2018, Strategic Knowledge Report SSHRC-ESRC, Research Assistant
  • "Legal Opinion on the Legality of Long-Term Immigration Detention", 2013, Immigration Legal Committee of the Law Union of Ontario, Co-Author
  • "Judicial Review of Refugee Determinations: The Luck of the Draw?", 2012, Queens Law Journal, Research Assistant
  • "The Role of Counsel in Canada's Refugee Determination System: An Empirical Assessment", 2011, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Research Assistant