National Leader of BLG’s Class Actions Group and partner, practising commercial litigation, including class action proceedings. Defends corporations, municipal governments, utilities and hospitals in class actions and conventional proceedings, including claims for business and other economic losses and property damage. Case portfolio includes claims arising from failure of infrastructure and claims from pharmaceutical products, software, telephone services, medical devices and consumer products. Regular speaker and author on class actions from a defence perspective. Chairman of the Ontario Bar Association Class Actions Law Section. Member of the Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association and Defence Research Institute. Graduated from University of Windsor Law School, University of Toronto (applied science & engineering) and Australian National University (Masters of international law). Called to the Ontario Bar in 1983. Recognized in the 2016 edition (and since 2011) of The Best Lawyers in Canada and in Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys (class actions). Martindale-Hubbell BV distinguished peer review rated.