Taskeen joined Stockwoods in 2022 as an articling student and returned in 2023 as an associate. She has worked on files across the firm’s practice areas, including criminal and quasi-criminal defence, public law, civil and commercial litigation, and professional misconduct.
Prior to joining Stockwoods, Taskeen summered at an international law firm in New York. She acquired her J.D. from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where she received academic as well as extra-curricular awards. At law school, Taskeen mooted in the Warren K. Winkler Class Actions Moot, where her team won the Winkler Cup and she received the second place oralist award, along with the Cassels Brock Cup (Baby Gale) Moot. She was also co-founder of the Prisoners’ Rights Working Group under the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, and co-editor-in-chief of Rights Review. As a law student, Taskeen also interned as a Rotman Onboard Fellow with the Board of Directors of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and was a summer fellow with the International Human Rights Program.
Taskeen was called to the bar in 2023. Before law school, she obtained her B.A. (Hons.) in History and Economics from the University of Oxford, after which she worked at a multinational pharmaceutical organization across various cities in Pakistan.
Supported defence counsel during the quasi-criminal trial of a former CEO in the Ontario Court of Justice, which resulted in an acquittal on all charges.
Successfully defended a professional misconduct claim, resulting in a withdrawal of the lawsuit.
Successfully resolved a Small Claims action regarding allegations of breach of contract on an unpaid invoice.
Co-founded and led a working group under the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights to help create an informational handbook to assist in the navigation of the carceral system for individuals incarcerated across Ontario.
Worked with the Board of Directors of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association as a Rotman Onboard Fellow to help improve the inner workings of the Board and the outreach of the organization.
- Author, “From Al-Khatib to Koblenz: Limits to the Fight against Impunity under Universal Jurisdiction” (Rights Review, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, May 2, 2021)
- Author, “A Tool, Not A Constitution: The role of international human rights law in conflict” (Rights Review, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, March 31, 2022)
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