David Bishop is a partner at Gowling WLG and head of Calgary's Advocacy Group. His corporate/commercial litigation practice focuses on directors' and officers' defence, product liability, professional liability defence (engineers, architects, accountants etc.) shareholder disputes class actions and large property and industrial claims. 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 actions, derivative actions, shareholder and regulatory contexts. He has acted on multi-party product liability cases in various industries including energy, steel, biotechnology, medical and consumer products. He has been recognized in Chambers Canada, the Legal 500 Canada and has repeatedly been recognized by Best Lawyers – in 2020 and 2022 – as Directors' and Officers' Liability “Lawyer of the Year” in Calgary and in 2023, he was similarly recognized in the field of Product Liability.