Georgina Hartono

Key practice areas
Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Civil and Commercial Litigation
Québec Bar 2022 Ontario Bar 2024

Georgina is an analytical, pragmatic and creative advocate who prioritizes the careful consideration of sophisticated issues to achieve the best outcomes for her clients. Her practice focuses on complex civil and commercial litigation, class actions, consumer protection law, and manufacturers’ liability. Georgina represents large corporations and institutions in the telecommunications, financial services, technology, mining, and transportation industries. She also advises a broad range of clients with respect to copyright and trademark matters.

During her law studies at McGill University, Georgina was awarded the Scarlet Key Award for her outstanding leadership and contributions to the McGill community and the I. Ballon Memorial Medal for her work as Executive Editor of the McGill Law Journal. In parallel to her law studies, she completed a minor in Computer Science. She also demonstrated a keen interest in intellectual property by working as a Research Assistant at the Center for Intellectual Property Policy and by representing McGill at the Canadian Copyright Policy Moot.

Since 2023, Georgina sits on the Board of Directors of the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, where she previously worked as Executive Director during her law studies.

Georgina practises law in English and French.

  • Defending a leading, highly specialized mining equipment manufacturing company in complex litigation regarding alleged design defects of machinery involving various stakeholders in a mining development project.
  • Defending important institutions in the telecommunications and financial services industries against consumer class actions.
  • Representing foreign entities in private international law matters, including the execution of a rogatory commission.
  • I. Ballon Memorial Medal, 2020
  • Scarlet Key Award, 2020
  • J.W. McConnell Scholarship, 2016

Professional associations

  • Young Bar of Montréal, Member, since 2022
  • The Advocates’ Society, Member, since 2021

Community involvement

  • Legal Information Clinic at McGill, Member of the Board of Directors and of the Finance, Management and Communications Committee, since 2023

Co-author: “Bug in the Bot: Businesses’ Liability for False or Misleading Representations by Their Chatbots – A Québec Perspective (Part I)”, March 27, 2024.

Co-author: “Brouiller les frontières entre histoire et fiction : un commentaire sur l’arrêt Winkler c. Hendley" [Blurring the boundaries between history and fiction: a case comment on Winkler v. Hendley], Les Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2022, p. 167-180.

B.C.L./J.D., with a minor in Computer Science, McGill University, 2020