David Kent is a senior partner in the firm's Litigation, Competition/Antitrust, and Intellectual Property Groups. He is the national Co-Chair of the firm's dispute resolution and class action practices. David's practice emphasizes complex litigation involving competition, IP, commercial, regulatory and securities, and governance disputes in a wide variety of industries. He has extensive experience in international, cross-border and domestic cartels, conspiracies and class actions. David has been defence counsel in some of the largest Canadian criminal cartel prosecutions and in many of the major Canadian civil cartel cases including Vitamins, Linerboard, Copper Futures, Computer Components (including DRAM, SRAM, Flash, and LCD and CRT Monitors), E-Books, Credit Cards, SSA Bonds, and Auto Parts. His class action experience arises from over 60 Canadian cases and includes precedent-setting decisions on a wide range of issues including conspiracy, securities law, cartel jurisdiction, cross-border discovery, and class action certification and settlement. David has also acted for Canadian, US, and international broadcasters, cable networks, and online streaming and social media services on copyright issues for over 35 years, including issues regarding the use of music on the internet.
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