Paul Schabas is a litigation partner – commercial, anti-corruption, regulatory, tax, media and constitutional/public law – at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. He represents clients on complex national and international disputes in courts and arbitrations. Paul is also one of Canada’s leading media lawyers. His extensive trial skills are recognized by admission to the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2007. He has argued close to 100 appeals, many in the Supreme Court of Canada, and has appeared in courts across Canada, before administrative tribunals and on domestic and international arbitrations. He is an experienced Adjudicator and Mediator. Paul is the elected Treasurer (President) of The Law Society of Upper Canada (which governs Ontario’s 50,000 lawyers) and a Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, The Osgoode Society and the Canadian Journalism Foundation. He is the former Chair of the Law Foundation of Ontario, a past president of Pro Bono Law Ontario and the Canadian Media Lawyers Association. A frequent author and speaker, Paul is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Canadian Lawyer named Paul one of Canada’s “25 most influential lawyers” in 2011.