66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997 (ON); 2004 (New York)
Partner in the firm’s Toronto office. Specializes in securities and commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defence and cross-border matters. Has represented clients at all levels of the Ontario courts. Practised complex litigation in New York City for four years. Recognized as one of Canada’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 by Lexpert in 2008. Recent cases include: recovering misappropriated confidential information for US public company; ending an insider trading investigation into target client; successful defence of former public company CEO facing criminal fraud charges; Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) hearings involving proxy contests and poison pills; representation of financial institution in OSC investigation into the failure of the third-party asset-backed commercial paper market; application before the OSC on behalf of a minority shareholder; and successfully defending a financial institution charged with a criminal offence. Adjunct Professor at University of Toronto Law School, coaching corporate securities moot team, and previously taught Shareholder Activism. Editor of Annotated Ontario Securities Legislation. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1997 and the New York Bar in 2004.