Partner in the firm’s Toronto office. Has a broad corporate, commercial, class action, competition, securities, pension and public law litigation practice. Gomery Commission co-counsel; lead counsel: securities law (WIC, Air Canada and Certicom); class actions (Merck, Microsoft); antitrust (Southam, Hillsdown, CP Ships, ground-breaking Labatt cases regarding early closing of complex merger transactions and the validity of investigative subpoenas, Superior Propane); pension (Hudson’s Bay, Bathgate v. NHL, and BHP Billiton); and constitutional (Canadian Western Bank, Ontario Hydro, Zundel). National practice, 101 major trials/hearings at courts, tribunals/commissions of inquiry across Canada, 55 appeals in seven provinces and Federal Court of Appeal, 28 appeals in SCC. Publications: Laskin’s Canadian Constitutional Law (fifth edition) and Finkelstein and Finkelstein, Constitutional Rights in the Investigative Process. Chartered Accountant, 1975. Fellow, ACTL. Life Bencher, LSUC. Former law clerk to the Rt. Hon. Bora Laskin, Chief Justice of Canada (1980–81). Senior policy advisor to Attorney General of Ontario (1985–86). BA (1973), LLB (1979), McGill; LLM, Harvard, 1980. Admitted to Ontario Bar, 1982.
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Litigation - Corporate Commercial
Litigation - Public Law
Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability
Litigation - Securities