Ron Podolny is a partner in the Class Actions Group at Rochon Genova LLP. His practice is focused on class action litigation, including securities, competition, consumer protection and product liability matters.
Ron is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He speaks frequently in professional conferences on matters relating to class actions and commercial litigation.
Ron has authored articles on a variety of topics in class actions and commercial litigation. His work has been published in the 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.
In 2018, Ron was the recipient of the Precedent Setter Award, which recognizes Toronto lawyers called to the bar in the last 10 years who have shown excellence and leadership in their practice and their community.
In 2019, Ron was the recipient of the “Lexpert Rising Stars Award: Leading Lawyers Under 40.” The award celebrates the achievements of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40. Winners are selected by a distinguished Advisory Board from among lawyers practicing at law firms, in-house departments, government, academia and the non-profit sector.
In 2022, Ron was awarded the Osgoode Hall Law School Faculty Teaching and Service Award for his contribution to legal education as an Adjunct Professor
Ron has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer to Watch (Class Actions) in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
Ron has been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (TM), in the category of Securities Law. This prestigious recognition is awarded on the basis of an exhaustive evaluation process of lawyers’ professional expertise, in the form of a national peer-review survey.
Ron has appeared before trial and appellate courts in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and Saskatchewan, as well as before the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.