Maria Naimark



+1 437 225 5831


Bar Admissions:
Ontario, 2021
New York, 2018


  • Arbitration (International & Domestic)
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex public interest disputes
  • Consumer claims
  • Investigations & Regulatory Defence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Securities Litigation
  • Shareholder Remedies

Maria has experience advising clients across a range of civil disputes, with a particular focus on commercial matters She prides herself on creative and effective solutions to all facets of a client’s issues.

Maria Naimark is an established civil litigator. Prior to joining Tyr, Maria practiced as a corporate litigator at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York.

In addition to the corporate commercial focus of her practice, Maria’s diverse experience includes a legal internship at the United Nations, the representation of incarcerated people at disciplinary and appellate hearings while in law school, and participation in the editing of Law of Asylum in the United States. Throughout her career, she has also maintained an active pro bono practice, with a focus on LGBTQ+ asylum claims, gender-based violence, and community housing.

Maria clerked for the Ontario Court of Appeal from 2018-2019. She graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude in 2017. She speaks fluent Russian and Spanish, and conversational French and Hebrew.

Class Actions

Doucet v. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 2022 ONSC 976 (an institutional sexual abuse class action brought on behalf of former students of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, which settled for $10 million).

Commercial Litigation

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., et. al. v. The Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, Florida, and Salt Lake County, Utah (9th Cir.), No-20-994 (litigation involving state claims against VW under local anti-tampering regulation).

Investigations & Regulatory Defence

In re: Commodity Exchange Inc., Gold Futures and Options Trading Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), 14-MD-2548 (a multi-bank settlement involving the release of claims based on allegations of collusion in setting the price of gold).

In the Matter of Diageo, plc, before the Securities and Exchange Commission, File No. 3-19701 (a $5 million settlement by liquor distributor Diageo in response to SEC allegations of undisclosed trade-loading).


  • Canadian Bar Association, Civil Section Executive Committee member-at-large
  • Canadian Bar Association, Women Lawyers Forum Section Executive Committee member-at-large
  • Volunteer with Blind Roadrunners


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers' Association


  • Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 2017
  • McGill University, Honours B.A. with highest distinction, 2013