Stephanie Desjardins

  • Counsel for the domestic industry, foreign producers, importers and governments in Canadian anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations before the Canada Border Services Agency and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, including: Sucker Rods II, Dry Wheat Pasta, and Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin.
  • Counsel and advisor to foreign and domestic businesses on the applicability and effect of Canadian economic sanctions, including advice on the applicability and scope of economic sanctions, how to ensure ongoing compliance with economic sanctions, and how to manage and voluntarily disclose breaches of economic sanctions while limiting the risk of administrative or criminal penalties.
  • Counsel and advisor to domestic and foreign suppliers on the full range of issues that arise in Canadian procurement processes including formulation of procurement strategies, analysis of solicitation documents, preparation of teaming agreements and subcontracting agreements, assessments of contractual terms and conditions and the development of procurement proposals. Advice provided has also addressed the applicability and impact of the Defence Production Act, and how to ensure compliance with the Government of Canada’s Controlled Goods and Industrial Security requirements.
  • Counsel for suppliers in complex procurement challenges before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court, and provincial courts.



Education/Bar Admission

  • Law Society of Ontario, 2017
  • New York Bar, 2017
  • LL.M., International Business and Economic Law, with Distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
  • Law Certificate, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
  • JD, National Program, cum laude, University of Ottawa, Common law Section, 2015
  • LL.L., University of Ottawa, Civil law Section, 2014

Professional Involvement

  • Alumni Interviewer, Alumni Admissions Program, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Communications Officer, Réseau francophone de droit international (RFDI)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Organization of Women in International Trade
  • Member, Canadian Council on International Law