- University of Western Ontario, LL.B.
- Queen’s University, B.A.H.
Shawn has a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice, with expertise in securities litigation, class actions, insolvency and restructuring, and banking law. As part of his securities litigation practice, Shawn has acted for market participants in regulatory investigations and proceedings commenced by various securities regulators, including the Ontario Securities Commission, IIROC and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Shawn has worked closely with numerous experts in the banking and brokerage industries, aviation industry and accounting industry. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the British Columbia Supreme Court. Shawn is the Chair of Osler Works Innovation and Delivery where he leads the firm in the application of innovation and legal matter management principles to drive efficiencies, predictability and lower costs for clients. During his articles, Shawn was seconded for six months to the enforcement branch of the Ontario Securities Commission where he was actively involved in the Felderhof (Bre-X) proceedings. Shawn was named a “Rising Star” by Lexpert magazine in 2014 and a “Litigation Lawyer to Watch” in 2015.