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).
Safina is a member of the Advocates’ Society’s Young Advocates Standing Committee.
Prior to joining the firm, Safina practiced at a boutique firm which specializes in employment law.
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
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
Member of the Ontario Bar Association
Member of the Advocates’ Society
Member, Advocates’ Society, Young Advocates Standing Committee
Member of the Toronto Lawyers Association
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