James Douglas is a partner in the BLG Toronto office and the national leader of the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice Group and co-head of the firm's Investigations and White Collar Defence Practice Group. Extensive experience in general commercial litigation and securities litigation, including shareholder disputes, mergers & acquisitions litigation, broker liability suits, regulatory proceedings and prosecutions and related internal investigations. Appears regularly as counsel before all levels of courts, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities industry regulatory bodies. Former senior investigation counsel with the Ontario Securities Commission. Frequent writer and speaker on topics relating to securities litigation and regulation, shareholders’ rights and broker liability. Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition (and since 2006) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate and commercial litigation, securities law). Recognized in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada. Also recognized in Benchmark Canada (class actions, commercial litigation, securities). Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent peer review rated. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1981.