David D. Conklin
David D. Conklin
Partner at Goodmans LLP
(416) 597-5164
(416) 979-1234
333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1993 (ON)
Partner, commercial and securities litigation practice. Focuses on corporate governance, internal investigations, directors' and officers' liability, securities class actions, insider trading and other regulatory proceedings, shareholder disputes, complex commercial litigation, and stakeholder disputes in corporate restructuring and insolvency. Before joining Goodmans in 2007, he was a partner and senior litigator at a leading Toronto litigation boutique. Member of the Board of Directors of The Advocates' Society and the OSC’s Securities Practice Advisory Committee. Received his LLM from Columbia University, was called to the New York Bar in 2006, and began practising with a leading US securities and class action firm. Teaches courses on corporate governance, securities regulation, and M&A at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (Adjunct Faculty) and in the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business (Executive in Residence). Teaches trial advocacy at the University of Notre Dame Law School. Recognized as a leading litigator by Chambers, The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory,  Lexpert® Special Edition — Litigation, and Benchmark Canada.
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On November 30, 2018, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (“ESAI”) concluded its comprehensive restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act by way of the sale of substantially all of its assets to Algoma Steel Inc. (“ASI”).
On December 14, 2016, Tervita Corporation (“Tervita”), a leading environmental solutions provider, implemented its court-approved plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Plan”).
On December 6, 2016, Alberta Oilsands Inc. (“AOS”) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Marquee Energy Ltd. (“Old Marquee”) pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement under the Alberta Business Corporations Act (“ABCA”) involving AOS, Old Marquee and the holders of common shares of Old Marquee (the “Arrangement”) in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions of an arrangement agreement dated August 19, 2016, as amended October 11, 2016 (as amended, the “Arrangement Agreement”).