79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1994 (ON)
Co-head of Torys’ Securities Defence practice and co-head of the firm’s White Collar Defence and Investigations practice, John focuses on all aspects of securities litigation and financial services regulatory matters, as well as on complex corporate and commercial litigation. He routinely represents clients across Canada before securities and other financial regulators, as well as before all levels of court. Acting as lead counsel, John has successfully defended public and private company directors and officers, as well as financial institutions, in Canada’s largest securities class actions, including in Sino Forest and CannTrust. He was seconded for over a year to one of Canada’s largest broker-dealers to manage major class action litigation and related securities regulatory matters. He is also retained as a qualified witness in Canadian securities law. In addition, John’s white collar defence and investigations practice transcends securities matters and encompasses internal investigations, crisis management and regulatory compliance of regulated entities.