Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers (Chair, Ontario Committee). Fellow of International Society of Barristers. Best Lawyers in Canada®, Criminal Defence. Former Director, Advocates’ Society. Faculty Member, National Criminal Law Program.
Criminal lawyer experienced in criminal, quasi-criminal, constitutional and special prosecutions matters. Appeared as counsel on many jury and bench trials, argued over 80 appeals in the Court of Appeal for Ontario and multiple appearances in the Supreme Court of Canada, including R. v. Stillman, R. v. Goldhart, R. v. Silviera, R. v. Farinacci, R. v. Jarvis and Ling, R. v. Harrison, R. v. Wallace. Practice directed to prosecution and defence of individuals and corporations charged with serious criminal, quasi-criminal and regulatory offences.
Carriage of Special Prosecutions for Attorneys General of Ontario and British Columbia.
Broad experience acting in matters related to Criminal Code, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, corporate/commercial crime, income tax evasion, anti-trust/competition, securities, elections, administrative monetary penalties (AMPs), policing (including Special Investigations Unit and Police Service Act matters), gaming, professional disciplinary matters, proceeds of crime and provincial regulatory prosecutions. Extensive dealings with local, provincial, national police agencies, cross-border crime investigations. Representation on files with the Toronto Police Services, various municipal police services throughout Ontario, Ontario Provincial Police (including Anti-Rackets Division), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (including Integrated Market Enforcement Teams and Commercial Crime Divisions), Competition Bureau, Elections Canada, Ontario Securities Commission, Financial Services Commission (Ont.), Ministry of Labour (Ont), Ministry of Natural Resources (Ont.), Department of Transport, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, United States Attorney’s Offices and United States Federal Department of Justice (Anti-Trust Division) .