James A. Woods, senior partner of the firm, practises in litigation and arbitration and pleads at all levels of federal and provincial courts in Ontario and Québec including the Supreme Court of Canada. Named byLexpert® 2015 as one of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada – Montreal, Corporate and Commercial Litigation. Recognized by the Best Lawyers Directory 2014 for his expertise in the fields of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Director and Officer Liability, Legal Malpractice Law and Securities Law and Best Lawyer of the Year in 2012 for the "Bet-the-Company Litigation in Montréal." Is member of the Faculty of Law and lecturer in civil litigation at McGill University. Author of numerous articles and papers. Fellow of the ACTL, LCA, FDCC and CIA (London). Member of the panel of arbitrators of the AAA, of the CBA, QBA, LSUC, LSBC, LSA, LSEW, ABA, IBA, LCIA, AAJ, CCAC, Diversity Law and Trial Law Institutes. Called to the Bars of Québec, 1976, Ontario, 1979, Alberta and BC, 2006, England & Wales, 2007, Barreau Paris, 2013 and discerned Advocatus Emeritus by Quebec Bar, 2013. Acted as attorney or arbitrator either as President or Member of Arbitration Tribunal in commercial and international arbitrations, either ad hoc or ICC.