Melissa J. MacKewn
Melissa J. MacKewn
(416) 217-0840
(416) 217-0220
179 John St, Suite 800, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997 (ON)
Melissa has been widely recognized within the profession as one of Canada's leading litigators. In addition to being ranked one of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada by Lexpert®, Benchmark Litigation has named her one of the Top 50 Women in Litigation since 2017. Best Lawyers has twice named her Lawyer of the Year for Securities Law in Toronto. She is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Canada for Securities Litigation. Melissa acts on a wide range of securities regulatory matters before the OSC, IIROC, and MFDA, both on the prosecution and defense side. She routinely acts as counsel on compliance and registrant regulation matters and enforcement investigations, settlements, and contested proceedings involving such issues as insider trading, disclosure violations, and market manipulation. She also acts as outside prosecution counsel on complex professional disciplinary matters. Melissa maintains an active commercial litigation practice, advising investors, registrants, issuers, officers, directors, underwriters, and corporations on a variety of corporate and securities matters, including defence-side securities class actions, corporate and shareholder disputes, oppression remedy matters, proxy battles, corporate governance matters, breach of contract and professional negligence matters.
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