Golnaz is an associate in the class action group at Rochon Genova LLP.
Before joining the firm, Golnaz clerked at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, where she worked on various civil, criminal and family law matters, including class proceedings. Prior to her clerkship, Golnaz interned at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, where she worked on Charter issues relating to fundamental freedoms, police accountability and privacy rights.
Golnaz holds a dual degree in common law and civil law from McGill University. While in law school, she was a research assistant in the areas of children’s law and international criminal law and developed a new curriculum on the rights and reintegration of child soldiers in post-conflict countries. Golnaz was also a speaker at the National Council of Women of Canada’s roundtable at the 55th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, where she presented on access to education.
Golnaz obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction from the University of Toronto, where she graduated with the Ethics, Society and Law Prize for highest standing in the program and received several awards for academic achievement.
Golnaz mentored at-risk youth as part of the High School Outreach Program and volunteered at the Legal Information Clinic at McGill. Prior to attending law school, she was a workshop facilitator for the Canadian Red Cross.
Areas of Practice
- Class Actions
- Ontario, 2015
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- The Advocates’ Society
- McGill University, Faculty of Law, Montreal, Canada
- LL.B. / B.C.L., 2014
- Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague, Czech Republic
- Academic Exchange Program, 2013
- University of Toronto, Trinity College, Toronto, Canada
- Hons. B.A. with High Distinction, 2010
- Majors in Ethics, Society & Law and English
- Golnaz is fluent in English and Farsi and proficient in French