Michael Smith has joined Bennett Jones LLP as a partner in its Toronto office. His practice includes class actions, product liability, recalls and commercial litigation. Previously, Smith was counsel at General Motors of Canada Company (GM), where he advised on litigation, regulatory and business matters. This included class actions, dealer/franchisee disputes, commercial litigation, product liability and warranty claims, autonomous and connected vehicles, vehicle sharing, eBikes, vehicle safety and emissions investigations and compliance, consumer product safety and recalls. Prior to his role at GM, Smith built a litigation practice as a partner at a national law firm. He was Benchmark Litigation’s Product Liability Litigator of the Year in 2016, and has repeatedly been honoured and ranked by Benchmark, Lexpert and Best Lawyers.