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Safina has a broad practice which includes commercial, securities and employment litigation as well as regulatory prosecutions and workplace investigations. She has appeared before civil courts, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court and Commercial List), arbitral tribunals and regulatory tribunals, including at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

Prior to joining the firm, Safina practiced at a boutique firm which specializes in employment law.

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Speaker, “Who’s Driving the Bus? Trial or Hearing Preparation and the Second Chair”, The Advocates’ Society: Second Chair, Not Second Fiddle, October 6, 2021

Program Co-Chair, Fall Forum: New Frontiers, at The Advocates’ Society & Young Advocates’ Standing Committee Conference, October 23, 2020 

Author, “How Much Does it Cost to Fire An Employee Who is Approaching Retirement? For One Employee, the Court said at Least Three Years’ Pay”, February 1, 2019

Presenter, “Commercial Arbitrations - Legislative Framework for Arbitration and Arbitration Procedure” at the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario - Litigation Law Presentation, October 24, 2018

Co-Presenter, “OSC Investigations of Foreign Corrupt Practices” at the Advocates’ Society 8th Annual Securities Symposium, September 5, 2018

Presenter, “Commercial Litigation Update: What Solicitors Need to Learn from Barristers” at The Six Minute Business Lawyer 2018, June 4, 2018

Co-Author, A Fine Balance: The Characteristics of Effective AND Enforceable Restrictive Covenants, PCMA E-News Brief, December 12, 2017

Presenter, “2016 HR Law Year in Review and Trends for 2017” at CSAE Trillium Chapter 2017 Winter Summit, January 19-20, 2017

Lakhani, S. (2016) “A Much Ado about the Bathroom: What are a transgender person’s rights regarding washroom, dormitory, changing room and locker access?” Canadian Employment Law Today

Presenter, “Navigating the Complexities of Employee Misconduct” CSAE Trillium Chapter 2016 Summer Summit, July 7, 2016

Presenter, “It Is Your Business: Employer Obligations Regarding Domestic Violence in the Workplace” Stop the Abuse Conference, June 8, 2016

Williams, L.K., and Lakhani, S. (2016) “Teething Problems: The Growing Pains of Workplace Harassment Legislation in Ontario” (The Six-Minute Employment Lawyer 2016)

Presenter, “2015 HR Law Year in Review and Trends for 2016” CSAE Trillium Chapter 2015 Winter Summit, February 5, 2016


Direct: 416.217.0851
Fax: 416.217.0220


Called to the Bar – 2011

J.D., American University, Washington College of Law – 2010

LL.B., University of Ottawa – Common Law – 2010

Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1, Summer 2006

Canadian Securities Course (CSC) Designation, Summer 2005


Member of the Ontario Bar Association

Member of the Advocates’ Society

Member of the Toronto Lawyers Association