John practises commercial litigation and securities litigation. In addition to having conducted numerous civil trials and class actions in those fields, has considerable experience acting for brokers, issuers, financial institutions and others before regulatory tribunals, including the Alberta Securities Commission, Investment Industry Regulation Organization of Canada (IIROC), Alberta Utilities Commission (on trading issues) and the TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges, among other regulators. Successfully represented clients in several contested hearings involving insider trading, market manipulation and suitability cases. This experience runs the gamut from preparing for and attending investigation interviews, to hearings before the various tribunals and Queen's Bench of Court of Appeal appeals arising from the decisions of such tribunals. Martindale-Hubbell BV peer review rating. Graduated from the University of Alberta with an LLB in 1980 and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1981. In 1977, graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA (with distinction). Designated Queen’s Counsel in 2007.