Benchmark Canada recognizes Osler’s Class Action expertise

Sonia Bjorkquist, Allan Coleman, Jeremy Dacks, Laura Fric, Tommy Gelbman, Mark A. Gelowitz, Deborah Glendinning, Maureen Killoran, KC, Craig Lockwood, Tristram Mallett, David Morritt, Christopher Naudie, Mary Paterson, Éric Préfontaine, Lawrence E. Ritchie, J. Bradley White

Feb 27, 2017

Benchmark Canada recently presented its 2017 awards at a gala ceremony in Toronto. We are proud to announce that Osler was recognized as Class Action Firm of the Year, and that Osler partner Maureen Killoran Q.C. won Energy/Resources Litigator Of The Year.

Osler's award-winning Class Action Defence Team advises on and solves business critical issues for organizations in Canada and around the world. We have been at the cutting edge of the development of class action law since the introduction of class action legislation in Canada, representing defendants on the most challenging (“bet the company” and “bet the industry”) class actions in the country. Our team members have broad and deep experience defending clients in class actions across a wide range of areas including: product liability/consumer protection, privacy, securities, banking, environmental, misadvertising/competition, pensions and benefits, employment and franchise.

Maureen is the former Managing Partner of Osler’s Calgary office and a trusted advisor to many major commercial clients. Her litigation practice is devoted to complex commercial disputes with particular emphasis on the resource industry. She is a seasoned trial and appeal lawyer with experience in commercial arbitrations (domestic and international) and other forms of dispute resolution. Maureen represents a diverse group of clients and has extensive experience in resource industry disputes, both in Canada and abroad, acting on major hydroelectric, oil sands, midstream, upstream and downstream disputes. A significant portion of Maureen’s practice includes judicial review, regulatory appeals and the defence of environmental and Aboriginal claims in federal and provincial courts across the country.

Read more about the Benchmark Canada 2017 awards.

Benchmark Litigation Canada 2017 has recognized 22 Osler lawyers as top-ranked litigators across a number of practice areas.

The following Osler lawyers have been included in this year’s publication:

  • Sonia Bjorkquist (Toronto) – Litigation Star: Arbitration, Class Action
  • Allan Coleman (Toronto) – Future Star, Litigation Star: General Commercial, Securities
  • Jeremy Dacks (Toronto) – Litigation Star: Insolvency
  • Colin Feasby (Calgary) – Litigation Star: Energy and Natural Resources, General Commercial, Securities
  • Laura Fric  (Toronto) – Litigation Star: Class Action, General Commercial, Securities
  • Melanie Gaston (Calgary) – Litigation Star: Construction, Energy and Natural Resources, General Commercial, Insolvency, Oil & Gas, Securities
  • Thomas Gelbman (Calgary) – Litigation Star: Aboriginal, Construction, Energy and Natural Resources, Environmental, General Commercial, Oil & Gas, Securities
  • Mark Gelowitz  (Toronto) – Litigation Star: Class Action, General Commercial, Securities
  • Deborah Glendinning (Toronto) – Litigation Star: Class Action, Product Liability
  • Martin Ignasiak (Calgary) – Litigation Star: Aboriginal, Environmental, General Commercial, Regulatory Investigations
  • Mahmud Jamal  (Toronto) – Litigation Star: Class Action, Competition, Constitutional, General Commercial, Tax
  • Maureen Killoran Q.C. (Calgary) – Litigation Star: Aboriginal, Energy and Natural Resources, General Commercial
  • Craig Lockwood (Toronto) – Litigation Star: Arbitration, Product Liability
  • Larry Lowenstein (Toronto) – Litigation Star: Class Action, General Commercial, Securities
  • Sylvain Lussier Ad. E. (Montréal) – Litigation Star: Aboriginal, Constitutional, General Commercial
  • Tristram Mallett (Calgary) – Litigation Star: Class Action, General Commercial, Securities
  • David Morritt (Toronto) – Litigation Star:  Class Action
  • Christopher Naudie  (Toronto) – Litigation Star:  Class Action, Competition
  • Mary Paterson (Toronto) – Future Star: Class Action, General Commercial
  • Éric Préfontaine (Montréal) – Litigation Star: Class Action
  • Larry Ritchie (Toronto) – Litigation Star: Securities, White Collar Crime
  • J. Bradley White (Ottawa) – Litigation Star: Intellectual Property