Beth Burnstein (she/her/hers) is an associate in the Litigation Group at Cassels. Beth maintains a broad civil and commercial litigation practice and offers experience in a variety of areas including securities matters, corporate/commercial disputes, contract disputes, franchise litigation and class actions. Prior to joining Cassels as an associate, Beth was a summer and articling student at the firm.
Beth received her J.D. from Queen’s University Faculty of Law, where she was awarded the Feminist Jurisprudence Award and the Course Prize in Feminist Legal Studies. In her final year, Beth spent a semester in the International Business LLM Program at Université Jean Moulin in Lyon, France. Beth was recognized by the Women’s Law Association of Ontario with the Trailblazer Award in 2020.
Prior to law school, Beth obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development Studies from McGill University and spent a semester studying in East Africa. After graduating, Beth worked for a McGill professor at an economic research NGO in rural Kenya where she conducted legal research on the impact of legal aid on subsistence farmers’ economic output.