Richard Vachon is a partner at Woods LLP and practices predominantly in the fields of civil and commercial litigation, including class actions, securities litigation, defamation and employment law. A member of the Quebec Bar since 2002, he pleads regularly before the courts of first instance and the Court of Appeal, as well as before arbitration tribunals.
A number of Quebec’s major companies have relied on Richard for resolving disputes of strategic significance for their operations and reputation. He is praised for his strategic approach to the litigation process in matters of utmost importance to his clients, as well as for his skill in managing legal teams in some of the firm’s largest and most complex cases. Most reputable legal publications, such as Benchmark Litigation, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and Best Lawyers in Canada, list Richard as one of the leading litigators in Quebec.
Richard was the Managing Partner of the firm from 2015 to 2018. For many years, he was a co-coach of the McGill University team for the Laskin Moot Competition. Involved in his community, he is an ambassador of Éducaloi, a leading charity in the movement to improve access to justice in Québec.
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Updated March 2022