Dana M. Peebles is past Chair of the National Class Actions Team at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, and a partner in the Litigation Group in Toronto. He focuses his civil litigation practice on class actions, securities and corporate-commercial litigation. Mr. Peebles has acted for leading Canadian companies in the trial and appellate Courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He provides ongoing strategic advice to a number of commercial clients. Mr. Peebles was co-counsel for defendants in the first two statutory secondary market securities class action leave motions in Canada. His recent class retainers include defending: a banking institution, an electronics company, a leading manufacturer, and other significant public companies in data breach actions; mining, cannabis and other public issuers in securities class actions; a major international chemical company, a leading electronics manufacturer and an American airline company in anti-trust actions; several large Canadian companies in pension class actions, and several manufacturers in consumer product class actions. He is widely recognized in the leading legal ranking publications. He is a past Director of The Advocates’ Society, and a current Director of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.