Derek is a partner in the litigation practice. He acts in a wide range of complex commercial disputes and class actions related to mining, competition, securities and product liability. Derek has been lead counsel on several motions, trials and appeals before a variety of courts and tribunals, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, the Ontario Securities Commission and the Competition Tribunal. He has managed all aspects of complex commercial disputes across a wide range of areas, including numerous precedent-setting motions, trials and appeals for the firm’s most high-profile clients. Derek was named a Rising Star by Lexpert in 2016. He has written and spoken on numerous occasions on advocacy-related topics. He is a co-Chair of The Advocates’ Society’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, a member of the firm’s student committee and a mentor in the Executive Mentorship Program at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. LLB, University of Western Ontario (2005); BComm, University of Ottawa (2002). Called to the Ontario Bar in 2006.