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Eric Morgan

Eric Morgan

Associate, Litigation


Contact Information

emorgan@osler.com

tel: 416.862.5871

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2011

Solicitor, England & Wales, 2010

Education
  • Oxford University, B.A. (Juris)
  • University of Toronto, B.A. (Hons.)
Language(s)
English

Eric is a senior litigation associate with a broad civil litigation practice. His work often has a multi-jurisdictional or international dimension. He has coordinated counsel teams and worked with clients and witnesses across Canada, the US and Europe. Eric has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the BC Supreme Court and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, as well as arbitrations and mediations. He has completed the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Gold Standard Course in Commercial Arbitration. He has also made submissions to the Ontario Legislature regarding arbitration legislation and advised on anti-corruption matters.

In addition to his client work, Eric is a leader in the firm’s continuing education initiatives, including organizing client webinar series and seminars. He is the author of a book on professional negligence, a book chapter on dispute resolution in Canada and numerous articles. He has spoken at various conferences.

Reflecting the international dimension of his practice, before joining Osler, Eric worked at a major U.K. firm, during which time he was seconded to the Bank of England and the litigation and special investigations team of Barclays Bank plc. He also taught criminal law at Oxford University.

    • Chevron Corp. in defending a claim to enforce a $9.51 billion dollar Ecuadorian judgment related to allegations of environmental pollution in the region of Lago Agrio, Ecuador.
    • Manulife in defending (as national coordinating counsel) a class action regarding mortgage insurance brought in British Columbia and parallel proceedings in three other provinces.
    • Representing a European subsidiary of a Canadian mining company in an investor-state arbitration against a member state of the European Union, alleging discriminatory treatment under the terms of a bilateral investment treaty.
    • A Canadian actuarial firm regarding a claim for negligence and breach of contract.
    • A Canadian bank in relation to a third party claim for professional negligence and breach of contract.
    • An international energy company regarding a directors and officers insurance coverage dispute.
    • Advising several companies on their anti-corruption policies and conducting internal investigations.

  • Acted for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in Charter litigation
  • Volunteers as amicus in motions involving self-represented parties before the Ontario Court of Appeal 

  • Advocates’ Society
  • Regional representative for The International Chamber of Commerce Canada (ICC) Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), North America Chapter (2017-19)

Publications

Seminars & Conferences

  • Speaker, ICC YAF - NAFTA and Dispute Resolution: What Now? What’s Next?, March 6, 2018.
  • Speaker, Planning Past Unconscious Bias in Arbitration, February 5, 2018.
  • Speaker, Ethics in Settlement Negotiations, February 19, 2014.
  • Speaker at The Canadian Institute’s 3rd Annual Anti-Corruption Compliance Conference February 5-6, 2014.
  • Co-authored paper on jurisdictional aspects of securities class actions presented by Andrea Laing at The Advocates’ Society Securities Litigation Practice Group Second Annual Securities Symposium, September 13, 2012 and the Insight Securities Class Action Seminar, September 27-28, 2012.
  • Client and internal presentations on arbitration clauses, anti-corruption compliance, and limitation of liability clauses.