Practical information

  • “Business Leadership for In-House Counsel” course (Rothman University, Toronto and CBA), leading to the “Certified In-House Counsel” certification, Canada CIC.C | 2018
  • Courses and certificates in various areas of management, École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce
  • LL. B., summa cum laude, Université de Montréal | 1997
Experience in private practice

Before founding Delegatus in 2005, Pascale worked for seven years in the civil and commercial litigation groups at Desjardins Ducharme and BCF.

Awards and distinctions
  • Named in the Commercial Litigation category, The Best Lawyers™ in Canada | 2022 and 2023 Directory
  • Top 100 most influential women in Canada, Women’s Executive Network (WXN) | 2020
  • Named Lawyer Emeritus, Quebec Bar | 2018
  • Named in 100 femmes leader au Québec : Le nouveau pouvoir, Entreprendre Magazine | 2018
  • Finalist, Prix Femmes d’affaires, Entrepreneur category, Large company, Réseau des femmes d’affaires du Québec | 2017
  • Recipient of the Zenith Award, Lexpert Magazine | 2017
  • 17e and 18e in the PROFIT and Canadian Business W100 rankings of the best women entrepreneurs in Canada | 2015 and 2016
  • Recognised as a Rising Star, Lexpert Magazine | 2015
  • Litigation Lawyer to Watch, Guide to the Leading US-Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers, Lexpert | 2014
  • Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women – Trailblazers & Trendsetters category, Women’s Executive Network (WXN) | 2013
  • Woman of influence of the future, Jury’s choice, La Presse | 2013
  • Top 8 Quebec Female Entrepreneurs, First in Business | 2013
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, First in Business | 2013
  • Woman of Distinction, Entrepreneur category, Women’s Y Foundation | 2013
  • Créatrice d’avenir, special prize: Creativity of the Delegatus Foundation, Les Affaires newspaper | 2012
  • Businesswoman of the Year, Réseau des femmes d’affaires du Québec | 2008
  • Young Professional of the Year, Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal, Arista | 2006
Significant mandates
  • Major energy company: action to obtain the injunctions needed to complete a project worth more than $1.3 billion.
  • European company specialising in the environment: major construction litigation worth over $35 million.
  • Major energy company: litigation manager and supervisor of the Delegatus team of lawyers in over 400 damage cases.
  • Major energy company: defence, strategic commercial relations.
  • As plaintiff and defendant in cases of alleged fraud and collusion.
  • Major real estate fraud cases before the Superior Court and Court of Appeal involving novel questions of law and multiple seizures.
  • Numerous seizures, reversals of seizures and injunctions, particularly during the student strike.
  • Major landlord: complex, high-profile cases in lengthy trials in the Superior Court and Court of Appeal.
Conferences and publications

Pascale enjoys giving talks, sharing her vision and experience, discussing with other executives, founders and innovators, educating and influencing. She had the honour of speaking at the prestigious TEDxMontrealWomen in 2013. Her talks generally focus on entrepreneurship, women’s leadership and the future of the legal profession. In 2020, she was a speaker at the “Women in Business” conference presented by McGill University’s Desautels Faculty. More recently, she was a guest speaker at the launch of Parcours Novaré in 2023. In the past year, she was a panellist at an event organised by Espace OBNL to discuss the role of the chair of the board of directors of an NPO.

She also gives regular interviews on the evolution of the legal profession, NewLaw, innovative business models, societal innovations, and the right to be happy and successful in one’s professional and personal life.

  • La Presse
  • Les Affaires
  • Canal Argent, Télé-Québec, Noovo
  • The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s Leading Corporate Counsel magazine
  • Le journal du Barreau
  • Canadian Bar Association National magazine
  • Le Monde juridique magazine
  • Entreprendre magazine
  • Lifestyle magazines: Coup de pouce, Elle Québec, Véro
  • Other media

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