Partner in the Toronto office of McCarthy Tétrault LLP and the firm’s Litigation National Practice Group Leader. Practises civil litigation with an emphasis on class actions, product liability and administrative law. Successfully represented clients in the pharmaceutical industry, financial services, manufacturing and public sector in defending class action litigation. Acted on leading cases dealing with judicial supervision of national class actions (Parsons), waiver of tort (Serhan), preferable procedure (Fischer), fraud on the market (Bre-X), and evidentiary standard for certification (Charlton). Extensive experience in the litigation of professional regulatory issues on behalf of regulators and professionals. Represents clients on judicial review applications and appeals in relation to tribunal decisions and administrative actions. Acted on behalf of the Canadian Human Rights Commission in the first successful prosecution of a case concerning promotion of hatred on the Internet. Speaks regularly on legal issues in Canada and the United States. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1990.