Gerard has a general commercial litigation practice, with particular experience in employment and pension matters, constitutional litigation, administrative-regulatory issues, construction disputes, class action defence, and appellate practice. He has represented clients before various levels of courts in Ontario, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also has experience before administrative tribunals, and in mediations and arbitrations.
Gerard received his J.D. from Queen’s University, where he earned the Dean’s Key. Prior to joining Osler, Gerard was an intern in Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague and earned his LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where he was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow. Gerard articled as a law clerk for the judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.
Gerard is very involved in legal education. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, where he teaches international law. He is also a member of the Dean’s Council of Queen’s Law School, and is alumni coach of the Queen’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot team.