Laura Bruneau is the senior vice president of Epiq class action services in Canada. Her responsibilities include strategic oversight for the Canadian business including sales, client services, operations and infrastructure support. Bruneau also consults regularly with clients with respect to efficient and claimant-friendly claim administration design.
She is a fluently bilingual lawyer who has worked in the field of class action administration since 1999, including a fifteen-year period directing the Canadian settlement administration firm she founded.
Bruneau has overseen numerous class action settlement notice and claim administration programs across Canada, including, but not limited to the cases listed below:
- 1998 Quebec Ice Storm; 1.25 million individual payments to the Class
- Foreign Conversion Credit Card Fees; national claims for failure to disclose against Canadian credit card issuers (banks)
- Tainted Blood; national mass tort claims
- Hyundai/Kia Fuel Economy; national automotive misrepresentation claims
- Canada Student Loans; national breach of privacy claims
- Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children; institutional abuse, compensation program designed based on restorative justice processes
- Maple Leaf Foods Listeria Recall; national food recall, including death claims
- North Battleford Saskatchewan Contaminated Water; claims against provincial and municipal governments
- Air France (Pearson) and Air Transat (Azores) Plane Crashes; international personal injury