Ronald Podolny

Associate - Toronto


Ron’s practice is focused on class action litigation, including securities, competition, environmental, consumer protection and product liability matters.

P: 416.594.4398 ⋅ F: 416.594.4399 ⋅ ron.podolny@siskinds.com

Called to the Bar in Ontario, 2009; New York 2010

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About Ronald

Ron’s practice is focused on class action litigation, including securities, competition, environmental, consumer protection and product liability matters.  Ron is currently involved in the prosecution of a number of class actions, including investor claims against SNC Lavalin, a competition claim against the LCBO and The Beer Store in respect of the sale of beer in Ontario, a claim against Bayer and Syngenta regarding neonicotinoid pesticides, a claim against financial institutions in respect of foreign exchange rate manipulation and several class actions in respect of medical devices.

Previously, Ron practiced commercial litigation, including class actions, at a large national firm and at a leading commercial litigation boutique in Toronto.  Ron has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, as well as before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Ron has written and spoken widely on topics in commercial litigation. His work has been published in the Canadian Class Action Review, Canadian Business Law Journal, Lexpert, The Advocates Quarterly, The Lawyers Weekly, Global Insolvency & Restructuring Review and other leading industry and academic publications. His articles have been cited with approval by Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has been interviewed on legal matters by The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC, CHCH, CFRB and other media outlets.

Ron is an adjunct professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.

Education

Ron obtained a Hons. B.A. from York University and his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School,  where he was a Bronze Medalist and obtained a number of academic awards.

Practice Areas

Class Action Lawyers

“Fair competition, adequate disclosure and corporate accountability are the hallmark of a stable democracy and the rule of law.  It is a privilege to defend these ideals on behalf of investors and consumers.”

— Ron Podolny

Phone Number 416.594.4398