Saroja Kuruganty is trade counsel with the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General/Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Legal Services Branch. In this capacity, she provides advice on trade negotiations, trade and investment disputes and various government measures to ensure consistency with Ontario’s trade obligations. In addition to her current work as trade counsel, Saroja has experience in trade policy and economic policy through her work at the former Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure/Ministry of Research and Innovation as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Trade Policy Branch and also, in the Strategic Policy Branch, as well as in the area of corporate procurement policy, particularly in relation to trade obligations, at the former Ministry of Government Services.
Prior to joining the Government of Ontario, Saroja practiced corporate/commercial litigation in private practice at a Toronto boutique litigation law firm and a national full-service law firm, after completing her articles at another national firm in Toronto.
Saroja obtained her LL.B and Master of Development Economics (M.D.E.) from Dalhousie University, along with a B.A. Honours in economics and a B.A. in development studies from Queen’s University. Saroja completed a portion of her law degree studying international and comparative business law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2009.