Richard Roy

Title : Lawyer Year of call : 2020

Expertise : business law

Hotline: 873 381-3762

Called to the Bar in 2020 after completing a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s degree in business administration at the Université de Sherbrooke, Me Richard-Roy is back in her hometown where she practices business law and conducts administrative investigations. With her experience working with a diversified clientele of SMEs, public institutions, and large companies, her versatility has quickly become a significant asset.

Positioning herself as a business partner, Me Richard-Roy has a strong ability to evaluate all facets of a case which leads to informed and advantageous solutions for her clients. She believes that teamwork adds significant value to the services offered, specifically in matters of mergers and acquisitions, and she regularly conducts follow-ups of her cases, quickly gaining the trust of her colleagues and clients.

Reliable, rigorous, and inquisitive, Me Richard-Roy gets passionate for matters of administrative investigations into psychological harassment, sexual harassment, incivility and sexual violence. She is in fact accredited by the Quebec Bar to conduct workplace investigations, and as an independent investigator, professionally and without judgment, accompanies many employers and educational facilities.

It is with her great organizational skills that Me Richard-Roy has organized numerous events, including as vice-president for the Université de Sherbrooke Club de droit des affaires et d'investissement, founder of the Law-MBA Dinner-Conference, and coordinator of the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law fashion show. From these experiences, she has developed a sense of priorities, the reflex for initiative, and a taste for resourcefulness. Since joining Cain Lamarre, those qualities benefit the firm and she is involved in many in-house committees, especially regarding recruitment. She notably shares joint responsibility for the implementation of the Emploi interrégional de Cain Lamarre Program, a unique program that enables our articling students to explore the realities of different Quebec regions through their experience with our firm. She also organized an investigation simulation activity with university students to raise their awareness regarding the realities of this emerging area of law.

Close to her community, Me Richard-Roy also belongs to many regional sports teams and social initiatives.

Assistants: Katrine Beaudoin and Audrey Généreux


  • Business law
  • Administrative investigations


  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (2015 to 2019)
  • M.B.A., Université de Sherbrooke (2015 to 2019)

Professional experience

  • Two cooperative internships with Cain Lamarre, Val-d'Or and Montreal
  • Cooperative internship in communication and reputation at SYRUS Reputation

Lecturing, conferences, publications 

  • Preparation of the conference “External investigations into sexual violence in higher education” (in French), offered in a collaboration between the firm and the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur (2023).
  • “Workplace harassment: between managerial rights and difficult characters” (in French), training given for the Table SST, UQAT (2023)
  • “Covid-19 and workplace environment: not everything has been said!” (in French), training given to the chambers of commerce (2021).


  • Dean's Honor Roll, Université de Sherbrooke (2016, 2017, 2019)
  • Award of Excellence in Legal Drafting, Les Éditions Yvon Blais (2016)
  • Governor General's Medal, Cégep (2015)