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Boutilier, Misha

Misha Boutilier

Associate

mishaboutilier@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +1 212 849 7559, Direct Fax: +1 212 849 7100
New York
Tel: +1 212 849 7000 Fax: +1 212 849 7100

Misha Boutilier is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s New York office. He joined the firm in 2020. Misha graduated first in his class from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2018. While in law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and competed for the University of Toronto team at the Canadian and International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot. Prior to joining the firm, Misha completed clerkships with the Right Honorable Chief Justice Richard Wagner of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Honorable Justices Robert J. Sharpe, Michael H. Tulloch & Bradley W. Miller of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.  Misha’s practice spans multiple subject and practice areas, including temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, force majeure disputes, contractual disputes in the energy sector, employment disputes, ERISA, structured finance, and appeals.  Misha also maintains an active pro bono practice, including civil public law and criminal habeas cases.

  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law 
    (J.D., honors, 2018)
    • Cecil A. Wright Dean’s Key Recipient
    • University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review:
      • Editor-in-Chief
    • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot:
      • Canadian & International Rounds 
  • University of Toronto 
    (B.A., International Relations and History, honors, 2015)
  • The State Bar of New York
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Richard Wagner
    • Supreme Court of Canada, 2019-2020
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Justices Robert J. Sharpe, Michael H. Tulloch & Bradley W. Miller: 
    • Court of Appeals for Ontario, 2016-2018

Navigating the Division of Powers in a Time of Pandemic: Interjurisdictional Immunity, Paramountcy, and Provincial Public Health Measures’ Effects on Interprovincial Travel, 41 NAT’L. J. CONST. L. 107 (with Kirandeep K. Mahal).

Assessing Fees When Class Actions Follow Government Action, 14 CAN. CLASS ACTION REV. 279 (2018).

Lessons from Latif: Guidance on the Use of Social Science Expert Evidence in Discrimination Cases, 96 CAN. BAR REV. 36 (2018) (with Ranjan K. Agarwal & Faiz M. Lalani).

Optional By-Products or Constitutionally-Protected Purposes? Societal Interests in Representativeness, the s. 11(f) Right to Trial by Jury, and the Kokopenace Decision, 65 CRIM. L. Q. 458 (2018).

From Seal Welfare to Human Rights: Can Unilateral Sanctions in Response to Mass Atrocity Crimes Be Justified Under the Article XX(a) Public Morals Exception Clause, 75 U. TORONTO FAC. L. REV. 101 (2017).