Hein Poulus, QC, is the senior counsel in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. Hein makes it his mission to help clients avert litigation if that is possible; to help them find early off-ramps if litigation is unavoidable; and to minimize the present value of the total cost of litigation. He has held senior management positions with Kaiser Resources, the Denver Broncos and Southeastern Capital Corporation, a US private equity firm. Hein has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the BC Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as various regulatory agencies and courts in BC and elsewhere. Hein was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2001 and was made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2010. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Board of Trade. Hein is fluent in Dutch.