Co-Chair of the firm's class actions practice, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Michael is recognized as one of Canada's leading class action litigators. He advises and represents clients on all issues relating to class proceedings, including product liability, securities, competition and other commercial matters. He's been appointed Special Master by the Superior Court of Justice in three class actions and amicus curiae by the Divisional Court in a major class action appeal. In 2017, Michael was awarded the Law Society Medal by the LSUC, recognizing his undisputed leadership in the Class Action Bar and outstanding commitment to public service. He is a frequent speaker to organizations such as the International Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates' Society and The Law Society of Upper Canada. In addition to being a frequent speaker and author, Michael is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, teaching class actions. He is active in community and charitable activities and is a past president of The Advocates’ Society and founding co-Chair of its Institute for Civility and Professionalism. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of War Child Canada.