Evan is a Counsel in the Osler litigation group. His litigation practice has particular emphasis on class action defence, complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters. Evan focuses on cases involving technology and data, such as disputes involving data licensing, privacy, data security, IT projects, online defamation, and protection of confidential information. He is also a member of the firm’s cross-disciplinary team advising on issues relating to blockchain technology and crypto-currencies, particularly with respect to potential regulatory enforcement and other risks.
Evan also litigates cases involving franchise law, securities law, competition law, product liability, and construction law, as well as general commercial matters. He has appeared as counsel in numerous trials and appeals in the Ontario courts and the Federal Court of Canada, as well as in cases before the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and the Ontario Securities Commission.
Evan is the Co-National Editor for the Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review and a member of the Executive for the Ontario Bar Association’s Class Actions and Privacy & Access to Information Law sections. Evan regular volunteers as duty counsel assisting self-represented civil litigants, acts for charities and not-for-profit organizations on a pro bono basis, and has been a trial advocacy advisor for Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program.