199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1988 (ON)
Gord is a senior partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. With over 30 years’ experience, he is a leading lawyer in class action and product liability defence, and is certified by the LSO as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. He has expertise and considerable trial experience defending class actions and serious product liability claims in Canada. His cases frequently involve cross-border issues, complex scientific, medical, and technical evidence, and working closely with in-house and external lawyers from the US and other countries. He is lead counsel in cases in Ontario and other provinces, and manages litigation nationally for some of the world's largest manufacturers of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, medical devices, consumer goods, and transportation/construction vehicles. Gord is a frequent speaker on class actions, life sciences and product liability matters, and trial advocacy. He is a member of the CBA National Class Action Task Force, the International Association of Defense Counsel (past board member), PLAC (formerly the Product Liability Advisory Council), DRI, The Advocates' Society, and CDL.