Mike Schafler co-leads Dentons Canada’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. He is also a Global Practice Leader for the global Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. His practice focuses on sophisticated commercial litigation and arbitration, emphasizing securities litigation, including class actions, auditor's liability, regulatory and appellate energy cases and insider trading and proxy contests.
Mike has experience in a number of industry segments, notably financial services, energy, mining, transportation and forestry. Mike has appeared in all levels of the Ontario courts, the Supreme Court of Canada, a number of public regulatory tribunals and numerous private arbitration tribunals.
Mike spearheaded Dentons' commitment to become the first law firm to partner with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) Mentorship Program. This, in part, led to Dentons being named one of Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians for 2011. He is widely recognized for his dispute resolution expertise by a number of directories including Chambers Global, Best Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
Michael enjoyed a stellar career as a Canadian Naval Officer from 1983-1992.