Gerard Kennedy

Gerard Kennedy, Associate, Litigation

Contact Information

  • tel: 416.862.4711
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Areas of Expertise

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2011

Education

  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. (Frank Knox Memorial Fellow)
  • Queen’s University, J.D. (Dean’s Key)
  • University of Toronto, H.B.A. (with High Distinction)

Office

Toronto

Language(s)

English

Biography

Gerard’s litigation practice encompasses class action defence, administrative and regulatory matters and corporate-commercial litigation.  Gerard joined the firm in 2012 after completing his LL.M. at Harvard Law School.  At Harvard, Gerard served as a research assistant to Dean Martha Minow and Professor Philip Heymann.  He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2011 after clerking at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.  In 2009, he interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Gerard earned his J.D. from Queen’s University.  At Queen's, he was a research assistant for ten faculty, in addition to serving as Senior Associate Editor of the Queen's Law Journal and Vice-President (Academic) of the Queen's Law Students' Society.  He participated in the Gale, Jessup and Fasken moots. 

Affiliations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History 

Industry Recognition

  • Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship, Harvard Law School (2011-2012)
  • Dean’s Key, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University (2010)
  • Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP Award for Highest Standing in Constitutional Law and Human Rights courses (2010)
  • Bayne Sellar Boxall Award for Highest Standing in Criminal Law courses (2010)
  • McCarthy Tétrault Leadership Award (2008) 

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