David Bishop is a partner at Gowling WLG and head of Calgary's Advocacy Group. His practice involves all aspects of corporate/commercial litigation with an emphasis on directors' and officers' defence, product liability, professional liability defence, shareholder disputes, class actions, large property and industrial claims, and environmental litigation. David has acted on matters in the four western provinces, Ontario, and the three territories. He has appeared in courts at all levels, including courts of appeal and the SCC. He has extensive experience acting for large corporations in the energy sector including disputes arising from valuation of shares, product liability matters, commercial contract claims, and dissenting shareholder proceedings. David regularly defends directors, officers, and companies in class action, derivative action, shareholder, and regulatory contexts. He has acted on multi-party product liability cases in various industries including energy, steel, biotechnology, medical, and consumer products. David also represents architects, engineers, accountants, lawyers, and many other professionals. He has been recognized in Chambers Canada and received the Best Lawyers 2020 and 2022 Director and Officer Liability Practice Lawyer of the Year award in Calgary.