Julien  Morissette

Julien Morissette, Associate, Litigation

Contact Information

  • tel: 514.904.5818
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Bar Admission

Québec, 2009 ; Ontario, 2009

Education

  • McGill University, B.C.L./LL.B
  • University of Toronto, M.A. (Economics)
  • University of Ottawa, B.Soc.Sc. (Hon. Economics)
  • University of Ottawa, B.Soc.Sc. (Hon. Political Science)

Office

Montréal

Language(s)

English, French, Spanish

Biography

Julien is cross-appointed to the Litigation Department and the Insolvency & Restructuring Group. His practice is diversified and includes commercial, administrative and constitutional litigation as well as corporate restructuring and insolvency proceedings for both debtors and creditors. Julien has appeared before every level of court in Canada.

Prior to joining the firm, Julien was a law clerk to the Honourable Marie Deschamps and the Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell, Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada. During his studies, he received numerous awards including the Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal of McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Notable Matters

  • Homburg Invest Inc. and related companies in their restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and related litigation;
  • The Canadian Civil Liberties Association in its intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Gilles Doré v. Pierre Bernard in his capacity as Assistant Syndic of the Barreau du Québec, et al. dealing with freedom of expression and professional regulation issues;
  • Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. in the court-supervised liquidation of Kansa General International Insurance Co;
  • Trans Union of Canada Inc. in various proceedings before the Access to Information Commission of Québec, the Court of Québec and the Superior Court of Québec;
  • Cogeco Inc. in its successful defence of a decision of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission before the Federal Court of Appeal;
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. in its capacity as interim receiver to the Canadian assets of Georges Marciano;
  • ThyssenKrupp Budd Company in defence of a product liability action in the Superior Court of Québec;
  • KPMG Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed Monitor in the proceedings of ProSep Inc. under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act;
  • Target Corporation regarding regulatory matters relating to future activities in Québec.

Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Lawyers Without Borders Canada
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Young Bar Association of Montreal
  • Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal

Industry Recognition

  • Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal, McGill Faculty of Law, 2008
  • Robinson Cup (Best Pleader), Tribunal-École Pierre-Basile Mignault (Québec Civil Law Moot), 2006
  • Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2003

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