Gord is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. Gord is a leading lawyer in class action and product liability defence, and is certified by the LSO as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. He has expertise defending class actions and serious product liability claims in Canada with cross-border issues, and working closely with in-house and external lawyers from the US and other countries. His cases frequently involve cross-border issues, and complex scientific, medical and technical evidence. He is lead counsel in Ontario and manages litigation nationally for some of the world's largest manufacturers of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, medical devices, consumer goods and transportation/construction vehicles. Gord is a frequent speaker on class actions, life sciences and product liability matters, and trial advocacy. He is a member of the CBA National Class Action Task Force, the Product Liability Advisory Council, the International Association of Defence Counsel (past Board Member), DRI, The Advocates' Society and CDL.