Chris is a partner of Osler’s Litigation Department. He has served as Co-Chair of the firm’s National Class Action Practice. He practices complex commercial litigation, with a strong focus on corporate litigation, class action defence and cross-border litigation. He is a key contact for Osler’s Class Action Defence Group, and he has acted as lead counsel in class proceedings across Canada covering a broad range of tort and statutory claims, including allegations of anti-competitive conduct, securities violations, insider trading, oppression and derivative claims, misleading advertising, product liability, economic torts, as well as negligence and fraud. Chris also has extensive experience in litigating complex commercial disputes involving shareholder rights, director and officer liability, auditor’s negligence, valuation proceedings, insurance disputes, privacy and data breaches and professional liability. Chris has law degrees from McGill University and Harvard Law School, and prior to joining Osler, he clerked for the Chief Justice of Canada at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association (Section of Antitrust Law), American Bar Association (Section of International Law), Advocates Society.
Harvard Law School, LL.M.
McGill University, B.C.L./LL.B. (Gold Medalist)