Frank is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is repeatedly named as one of Canada's top lawyers in the area of Corporate and Commercial Litigation in The Best Lawyers in Canada. He recently completed a three year appointment as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education while maintaining his litigation practice. Frank is recognized in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. Frank received the 2016 Ontario Bar Association Award for Distinguished Service, and a 2016 Lexpert Zenith Award as a champion of diversity and inclusion.

Frank is frequently consulted and appears as counsel on complex multi-jurisdiction litigation matters. He is licensed to practise law in Canada, and is also a member of the bars of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Dominica, Grenada and St. Kitts and Nevis. The cases Frank has litigated range from multi-jurisdictional corporate disputes involving shareholder rights and director's duties, to commercial disputes, to complex trusts and estates litigation, frequently involving assets in foreign jurisdictions. Many of the cases in which Frank is involved have led to important or precedent-setting judgments, including judgments in the areas of venue selection, constitutional rights and freedoms, the court's jurisdiction to grant relief involving foreign elements, and electronic discovery.

Frank is an active member of many legal and community boards and initiatives. He is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) and a current member of its Advisory Board, a member of the International Training Committee of The Advocates' Society, a member of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee for appointments to the Ontario Court of Justice, a member of the American College of Trial Lawyer's Ontario Province Committee and an immediate former member of the Judicial Appointments Committee for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice - Greater Toronto Area. Frank is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for Queen's University Faculty of Law. Frank has held various committee positions in the firm, including several years as a member of the firm's Management Committee.

Frank is also a sought after speaker in Canada, the US and the Caribbean on legal topics, and is frequently quoted in the legal press and general media.

Frank's contributions to the legal profession and to the community have been formally acknowledged on many occasions, including: the Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by Command of Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of his contributions to Canada; The Law Society of Upper Canada's Lincoln Alexander Award in recognition of his commitment to the public and its well-being through community service; the Ontario Bar Association's Award for Distinguished Service, which recognizes exceptional career contributions and/or career achievements to jurisprudence in Ontario or Canada or to the legal profession, law or development of the law in Ontario or a significant law related benefit to residents of Ontario; the Alumni Achievement Award from Ryerson University awarded to Ryerson graduates who have excelled in their careers and have made a significant contribution to their profession and community; and the Vice Chancellor's Achievement Award from The University of the West Indies given to individuals of Caribbean heritage who are "rising stars" in Canada.

Frank Walwyn is known for his resourceful approach to litigating some of the most challenging business cases in Canada and the Caribbean.

Frank is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is repeatedly named as one of Canada's top lawyers in the area of Corporate and Commercial Litigation in The Best Lawyers in Canada. He recently completed a three year appointment as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education while maintaining his litigation practice. Frank is recognized in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. Frank received the 2016 Ontario Bar Association Award for Distinguished Service, and a 2016 Lexpert Zenith Award as a champion of diversity and inclusion.

Frank is frequently consulted and appears as counsel on complex multi-jurisdiction litigation matters. He is licensed to practise law in Canada, and is also a member of the bars of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Dominica, Grenada and St. Kitts and Nevis. The cases Frank has litigated range from multi-jurisdictional corporate disputes involving shareholder rights and director's duties, to commercial disputes, to complex trusts and estates litigation, frequently involving assets in foreign jurisdictions. Many of the cases in which Frank is involved have led to important or precedent-setting judgments, including judgments in the areas of venue selection, constitutional rights and freedoms, the court's jurisdiction to grant relief involving foreign elements, and electronic discovery.

Frank is an active member of many legal and community boards and initiatives. He is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) and a current member of its Advisory Board, a member of the International Training Committee of The Advocates' Society, a member of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee for appointments to the Ontario Court of Justice, a member of the American College of Trial Lawyer's Ontario Province Committee and an immediate former member of the Judicial Appointments Committee for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice - Greater Toronto Area. Frank is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for Queen's University Faculty of Law. Frank has held various committee positions in the firm, including several years as a member of the firm's Management Committee.

Frank is also a sought after speaker in Canada, the US and the Caribbean on legal topics, and is frequently quoted in the legal press and general media.

Frank's contributions to the legal profession and to the community have been formally acknowledged on many occasions, including: the Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by Command of Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of his contributions to Canada; The Law Society of Upper Canada's Lincoln Alexander Award in recognition of his commitment to the public and its well-being through community service; the Ontario Bar Association's Award for Distinguished Service, which recognizes exceptional career contributions and/or career achievements to jurisprudence in Ontario or Canada or to the legal profession, law or development of the law in Ontario or a significant law related benefit to residents of Ontario; the Alumni Achievement Award from Ryerson University awarded to Ryerson graduates who have excelled in their careers and have made a significant contribution to their profession and community; and the Vice Chancellor's Achievement Award from The University of the West Indies given to individuals of Caribbean heritage who are "rising stars" in Canada.

Notable Mandates

Retained to represent a minority shareholder of a Nevis LLC worth over US$500 million with respect to a claim for relief from unfair prejudice in hard-fought litigation in Nevis and the Commercial Division of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in BVI, and in contemporaneous related actions in Belize and the US.

Retained to seek the discharge in Nevis of a worldwide freezing order made by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court affecting the assets of an Israeli law firm, a UK trust company and a Nevis trust company. The discharge application was successful and the retainer extended to defend the main action. 

Acted for the trustees of a multi-million dollar estate in complex litigation to identify and secure estate assets, and to resist claims made against those assets. The litigation took place in Canada, and implicated jurisdictions included the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, Bermuda, the USA and Canada.

Acted as co-counsel for many of the Roman Catholic hospitals across Ontario with respect to the restructuring of health care. This resulted in a significant number of reported decisions regarding administrative law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Acted as lead counsel for foreign investors in hard-fought, high-stakes litigation to recognize and register their Canadian judgment in the Caribbean. Currently engaged to execute on the judgment in the Caribbean. Conflict of laws issues included reciprocity in the recognition of foreign judgments, forum non conveniens, comity and lex situs challenges.

In the face of allegations of deletion and purging of electronic documents, successfully obtained one of the earliest e-discovery orders in Ontario compelling the opposing side to retain an independent computer forensic specialist to forensically copy and inspect all electronic media with documents relating to the matters at issue, and to list all electronic records obtained for review by counsel.

One of the team of counsel representing WestJet in its hard-fought litigation with Air Canada. Played an integral role in the motion which resulted in the first published case discussing and applying the Guidelines for the Discovery of Electronic Documents in Ontario: Air Canada v. WestJet Airlines Ltd. (2006), 267 D.L.R. (4th) 483 (Ont. S.C.J.).

Acted as counsel to a Taiwanese company in successfully resisting a Mareva injunction claim in Ontario which sought to enjoin the company from removing a significant shipment of electronic equipment from Canada. This is one of many matters where seeking or discharging various forms of injunctive relief such as Anton Piller, Mareva or Anti-Suit injunctions formed the basis of the retainer.

Acted for a Caribbean-based hedge fund in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation in the Caribbean (lead counsel) and the UK (supporting counsel). Before resolution, the matter generated in excess of 20 applications, cross-applications and appeals in two jurisdictions in less than a 12 month period, including one application for leave to appeal to Her Majesty in Council (Privy Council).

Acted as counsel in the Caribbean to a Canadian receiver appointed over the assets of a Nevis-based bank in an action for disclosure of bank records. The action was commenced following the arrest of several individuals in the U.S. on felony tax charges arising from securities fraud involving offshore tax accounts, and following the freezing of the bank's assets by the British Columbia Securities Commission.

Retained as legal advisor to a team of forensic investigators engaged by the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago to assist the Special Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau in investigations into certain contracts entered into by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Numerous retainers, past and current, involving challenges to, and removals of, trustees over breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duty issues.

Reported Cases

Canada

Ariza Technology Inc. v. Jonsa Technologies Inc. (2008), 169 A.C.W.S. (3d) 184 (O.N.S.C.)

Metz v. Tremblay-Hall (2006), 53 C.C.E.L. (3d) 107 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Conrade Estate, Re (2005), 21 E.T.R. (3d) 140 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Oldfield v. Hewson (2005), 18 E.T.R. (3d) 318 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Air Canada v. WestJet Airlines Ltd. (2005), 20 C.P.C. (6th) 141 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Simanic v. Ross (2004), 71 O.R. (3d) 161; 9 C.P.C. (6th) 262 (S.C.J.)

Oldfield v. Hewson (2005), 14 E.T.R. (3d) 290 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Air Canada v. WestJet Airlines Ltd. (2004), 72 O.R. (3d) 669 (S.C.J.)

Leadbeater v. Ontario (2001), 16 C.P.C. (5th) 119; 87 C.R.R. (2d) 326 (Ont. S.C.J.)

McLennan v. McLennan (2000), 36 E.T.R. (2d) 145 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Russell v. Ontario (Health Services Restructuring Commission) (1999), 121 O.A.C. 283; 175 D.L.R. (4th) 185 (C.A.)

Russell v. Ontario (Health Services Restructuring Commission) (1998), 114 O.A.C. 280; 13 Admin. L.R. (3d) 196 (Div. Ct.)

Wellesley Central Hospital v. Ontario (Health Services Restructuring Commission) (1997), 103 O.A.C. 199; 151 D.L.R. (4th) 706; 3 Admin L.R. (3d) 137 (Gen. Div.)

Strategic Resources International Inc. v. Cimetrix Solutions Inc. (1997), 34 O.R. (3d) 416 (Gen. Div.)

Caribbean

Many of Frank's decisions in the Caribbean are in jurisdictions without formal legal reports. Several are listed below and are also available at: www.eccourts.org.

Dodge v. Simanic (1 September 2010), St. Christopher and Nevis SKBHCV 2001-0191 (High Court of Justice, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court).

Dodge v. Simanic (11 October 2009), St. Christopher and Nevis SKBHCV 2001/0191 (High Court of Justice, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court).

Reeves v. Platinum Trading Management Limited (25 February 2008), St. Christopher and Nevis HCVAP 2007/022 (Court of Appeal).

Golfview Development Limited v. St. Kitts Development Corporation (20 June 2007), St. Christopher and Nevis Civil Appeal No. 17 of 2004 (Court of Appeal).

St. Kitts Development Corporation v. Golfview Development Limited (31 March 2005), St. Christopher and Nevis Civil Appeal No. 15 of 2004 (Court of Appeal).

United Kingdom

Ross v. Bank of Commerce (Saint Kitts Nevis) Trust and Savings Association Ltd (in liquidation), [2010] UKPC 28.

Publications

"A Discussion on the Delivery of Infrastructure through Public-Private Partnerships: the Importance of Policy Architecture - PUNUKA Annual Lecture, Lagos, Nigeria ", PUNUKA Annual Lecture, Lagos, Nigeria , May 2017 (with Kayla Theeuwen)

""Enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards in Canada: overview", Thomson Reuters, May 2017 (with Kayla Theeuwen)

"Quiz: Litigating in the Caribbean", Canadian Lawyer Magazine, November 2015 (with Nadia Chiesa)

"AMÖI Talks with Frank Walwyn"", AMÖI Magazine, April 2014

"The Availability of an Unfair Prejudice Remedy in Common Law in the Caribbean for Minority Shareholders - Fact or Fiction?"", OECS Bar Association 9th Regional Law Fair, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, September 2012

"International Transport Quiz", Canadian Lawyer InHouse Magazine, June 2010 (with Gareth Price)

"Cross-Border Litigation Quiz"", Canadian Lawyer InHouse Magazine, December 2009 (with Nikiforos Iatrou)

"Avoiding Black Holes and Hollow Victories: Cross-Border Litigation Comes of Age", WeirFoulds LLP Litigation Update, June 2009 (with J. Gregory Richards)

"Avoiding False Starts and Hollow Victories: Equipping Yourself for Cross-Border Litigation", Lexpert Magazine, February 2009 (with J. Gregory Richards and Nikiforos Iatrou)

"Extreme Orders and Courts Without Borders: Creative Thinking in International Commercial Litigation"", 9th Caribbean Commercial Law Workshop, Trinidad, August 2008 (with Bryan Finlay QC and Nikiforos Iatrou)

"The rising risks of the e-document evolution", WeirFoulds LLP - Litigation Update Spring 2007, March 2007 (with J. Gregory Richards and Marie-Andrée Vermette)

"'Such As They Are, They Are Our Own – Abolishing Canadian Appeals to the Privy Council", paper presented to the Official Book Launch of The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Model Regional Court & Symposium hosted by The Judicial Education Institute of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in collaboration with the University of the West Indies and the Canadian International Development Agency, February 2008 (with Bryan Finlay, Q.C.)

"E-Discovery Quiz", Canadian Lawyer InHouse, June 2007 (with J. Gregory Richards and Marie-Andrée Vermette)

"Looking Beyond The Words: Take A Creative Approach To Interpreting Foreign Statutes Protecting Confidential Financial Information", Corporate Counsel, July 2006

"Using Discovery Transcripts & Making and Handling Objections", paper presented to the Ontario Bar Association's Conference, Your First Civil Trial, February 2006 (with Nikiforos Iatrou)

"Your First Civil Trial: Bringing in the Law", paper presented to the Ontario Bar Association's Conference, Your First Civil Trial, February 2004

"Civil Litigation: Some Thoughts for Articling Students", paper presented at the Continuing Legal Education Conference, Excelling at Articles, Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, 22 August 1998

"Boma Manufacturing Ltd. v. CIBC: Liability of the Negotiating Bank", case comment in Credit and Banking Litigation, Fall 1997 (with Bryan Finlay, Q.C.)

"The Health Services Restructuring Commission: The Iron Fist of Fiscal Restraint", paper presented to The Canadian Medical Legal Conference and Dental Legal Update, The Interactive Learning Continuum, Toronto, June 1997 (with N. William C. Ross)

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Collecting Legal Fees", Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) 2017 Annual Conference, Toronto, 6 October 2017

Keynote Speaker, Where to next? Musings of a multijurisdictional litigator", National Bar Association, International Law Section Luncheon, Toronto, 2 August 2017

Speaker, "What it Takes to Become a Judge", Toronto Lawyers Association, Toronto, ON, June 7, 2017

Speaker, "The Role of Public-Private Partnership in Infrastructural Development", Punuka Annual Lecture 2017, April 27, 2017

Co-Presenter, "Practical Considerations for Lawyers Involved in or Managing Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation", Canadian Bar Association, April 18, 2017

Co-Chair, Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program: Cross-examinations, The Advocates' Society, Toronto, 20 January 2017

Coach, Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program: Do a Trial!, The Advocates' Society, Toronto, 1 April 2017

Presenter, Charting the Way Forward:  UNCITRAL Model Law to the World, Mona International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (MICAM), Jamaica, 5 November 2016.

Moderator, Virtual Wealth – The Bitcoin, Opportunities, Risks & Its Implications for Banking Regulation in Jamaica, Jamaican Bar Association (JAMBAR), Jamaica, 19 November 2016

Skills Instructor, Ministry of the Attorney General In-House Training: Effective Examination-in-chief and Cross-examination, The Advocates' Society, Hamilton, 15 June 2016

Co-Presenter, Commonly-Encountered Evidentiary Conundrums and Their Solutions, Osgoode Hall Conference, Toronto, 14 April 2016

Coach, Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program: Do a Trial!, The Advocates' Society, Toronto, 9 April 2016

Moderator, 2016: Promoting Diversity in Leadership, Panel discussion hosted by The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa, The University of Ottawa Black Student Leaders Association and The University of Ottawa Black Law Students Association, Ottawa, 26 February 2016

Panellist, Diversity Panel at Osgoode Law School, Osgoode Law School at York University, Toronto, 22 February 2016

Keynote Speaker, Raising The Bar: Striding Toward Excellence, Black Law Students Association of Canada, 25th Annual National 2016 Conference, Toronto, 12 February 2016

Panellist, Putting Theory Into Practice: Professionalism and Civility, The Advocates' Society, Toronto, 10 December 2015

Co-Lecturer, How Different Can You Be (and Survive in the Legal Profession)?, Queen's University Law School, Kingston, 1 December 2015

Speaker, Advanced Trial Preparation, Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, 26 November 2015

Instructor, Train the Trainer Workshop, The Advocates' Society, Toronto, 21 September 2015.

Panellist, Promoting Diversity in Leadership Positions, Korean Canadian Lawyers Association (KCLA), Toronto, 11 June 2015.

Skills Instructor, Understanding Financial Statements:  A Litigator's Guide to Persuading with Numbers, The Advocates' Society, Toronto, 10 June 2015.

Preparing, "Qualifying and Leading Your Expert – Examining and Cross-examining Experts: Winning Strategies, Trends and Solutions", The Advocates' Society, Toronto, 28 May 2015.

Presenter, "Top Tips for Preparing Effective Pleadings – Preparing Winning Court Documents", The Advocates' Society, Toronto, 8 May 2015.

Presenter, "How to Overcome Common Challenges in Dealing with Foreign Trusts", Litigation and Administration of Foreign Trusts and Assets, Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, 9 April 2015.

Coach, "Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program:  Do a Trial!", The Advocates' Society, Toronto, 28 March 2015.

Presenter, "Arbitration as a Means of Boosting Commercial Activity in CARICOM Member States, Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean" – A Model Arbitration Law for CARICOM Member States, Trinidad and Tobago, 13-14 March 2015.

Coach, "Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program:  Advanced Do a Trial", The Advocates' Society, Toronto, 6 December 2014.

Panellist, "Offshore Tips for Onshore Lawyers: Litigating and Arbitrating Disputes in the Caribbean", American Bar Association, 2014 North American Forum, Vancouver, 17-18 November 2014

Presenter, "Special Topics in Trusts – Invoking a 'Flee Clause' in Response to Government Action", WeirFoulds Seminar on Trusts for the Federal Department of Justice (Commercial Law Section), Ottawa, 14 October 2014

Presenter, "How Rule of Law Can Help Foster Economic Growth in the CARICOM: Insights into Protecting Business Interests, Resolving Disputes and Investigating Financial Improprieties", 13th Annual Caribbean Commercial Law Workshop, Trinidad, 10-12 August 2014

Presenter, "Law Student and Young Lawyer Professional Development Seminars – Networking 101", National Bar Association 89th Annual Convention, Atlanta, 26 July – 1 August 2014.

Panellist, "Interlocutory remedies in fraud litigation", The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), North American Meeting, Seville, Spain, 28-30 May 2014

Presenter, "International fraud proceedings and the availability of interim and interlocutory remedies in the Caribbean – an outline", The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), North American Meeting, Seville, Spain, 28-30 May 2014

Coach, "Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program: Do a Trial!", The Advocates' Society, 5 April 2014

Speaker, "Do We Need Oral Discoveries?", 2014 OBA Civil Litigation Program, Ontario Bar Association, Why The Civil Trial is Worth Saving, Toronto, 6 February 2014

Presenter, "Anti-Suit Injunctions – Getting Results in Multi-Jurisdiction Disputes", Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Jamaican Bar Association, Jamaica, 15-17 November 2013

Presenter, "Are our Legal Systems Equipped to Redress Endemic Corruption and Other Threats to the Integrity of Caribbean States? ", Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO), 3rd Biennial Conference, Equality, Justice and Caribbean Realities – The Way Forward, Barbados, 26-28 September 2013

Panellist, "Building a Global Policy Agenda", National Bar Association, International Diversity Roundtable, Miami, 27 July – 1 August 2013

Presenter, "Advocacy at the Bar: Distilling and promoting Best Pre-trial, Trial, and Post-trial Practice and Implementation Strategies", The British Virgin Islands' Continuing Professional Development Legal Workshop, The British Virgin Islands, 2-3 July 2013

Skills Instructor, "Understanding Financial Statements: A Litigator's Guide to Persuading with Numbers", The Advocates' Society, 4 June 2013

Panellist, "The Long Arm of the Law – Jurisdiction", The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), North American Meeting, Vancouver, 29-31 May 2013

Panellist, "Staying onside while litigating offshore: the hidden challenges of fighting cases in financial havens", American Bar Association Section of International Law's Spring Meeting, Washington, 23-27 April 2013

Coach, Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program: Do a Trial!, The Advocates' Society, 6 April 2013

Panellist, Provincial and Federal judicial appointment process and lack of diversity at the bench, Ontario Bar Association's Equality Committee, OBA Council Meeting, 5 April 2013

Presenter, Electronic Discovery – Practical Considerations, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Jamaican Bar Association, Jamaica, 10-11 November 2012

Speaker, The Availability of an Unfair Prejudice Remedy in Common Law in the Caribbean for Minority Shareholders - Fact or Fiction?, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Bar Council Meeting, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 14-16 September 2012

Panellist, The Courtroom is flat: Challenges facing litigators and courts in an increasingly global practice, The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), North American Meeting, Istanbul, 8-9 June 2012

Presenter, Discovery Challenges – Challenges of E-Discovery in the context of global litigation, The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), North American Meeting, Istanbul, 8-9 June 2012

Speaker, Legal Hold Orders: Strategies and solutions for your organization 2012, Information Management, Access and Privacy Symposium (IMAPS 2012), Toronto, 23-24 May 2012

Presenter, The Board's Role in Technology Investment Oversight: A Discussion, 7th Annual Board Risk Management Seminar, Federated Press, 17 April 2012

Coach, "Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program: Do a Trial!", The Advocates' Society, 31 March 2012

Participant, YASC Symposium on Professionalism & Civility, The Advocates' Society, 8 February 2012

Assessor, Arnup Cup Trial Advocacy Competition, The Advocates' Society, 3-4 February 2012

Speaker, "Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation: Some Lessons Learned", The International Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan Council Meeting and Program, Detroit, Michigan, 25 January 2012

Speaker, "Written Advocacy: Written Submissions, Witness Statements and Affidavits", Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Bar Council Meeting, Anguilla, West Indies, 2-4 December 2011

Speaker, "Strategies for Motion", Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL), Annual Fall Conference 2011, Toronto, 12 November 2011

Panellist, "Substance Versus Procedure in a Litigation Context", The Conference of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO), Bringing the Law Closer to the People, Nassau, The Bahamas, 6-8 October 2011

Co-lecturer, "The Board's Role in Technology Investment Oversight – Risk Insight into Document Management and Social Media", Federated Press, 4th Board Risk Management Course, Toronto, 26-27 April 2011

Panellist, "Claims Against Funds and Investment Managers", The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), North American Meeting, British Virgin Islands, 14-16 April 2011

Mentor, "Building Trusted Client Relationships", The Advocates' Society, Mentoring Dinner Series 2011, Toronto, 7 April 2011

Participant, International Bar Association's Bar Leaders Roundtable and Rule of Law Seminar, British Colonial Hilton, Nassau, Bahamas, 25 February 2011

Panellist, "Forward Thinking: Civic Leadership for the Toronto Region", CivicAction Greater Toronto Summit 2011, Toronto, 11 February 2011

Panellist, "Our Greatest Strength, Our Biggest Challenge: Immigration, Economic Growth and Social Cohesion", CivicAction Greater Toronto Summit 2011, Toronto, 10 February 2011

Speaker, "Diversity in the Legal Profession and Access to Legal Education", Ryerson University, 24 November 2010

Speaker, Chief Justice of Ontario's Advisory Committee on Professionalism, 13th Colloquium on the Legal Profession: Lawyers, Legends, Legacies and Lessons from Ontario Legal History, Osgoode Hall and the University of Toronto, 1-2 November 2010

Mentor, The Advocates' Society Fall Forum, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, 22-23 October 2010

Presenter, "Social Media - Litigation Strategies for the New Frontier", OECS Bar Association, 7th Regional Law Fair, St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies, 10-11 September 2010

Lecturer, "The Board's Role in Technology Investment Oversight – Risk Insight into Document Management", Federated Press, 3rd Board Risk Management Course, Toronto, 19 April 2010

Faculty, "Civility and Professionalism, Key Principles in the Preparation of Written Evidence, Disclosure and Production of Electronic Documents in Litigation and Certificate Program: Cross-Examination Workshop", The Advocates' Society, Training Program for the Saint Lucia Bar Association, St. Lucia, 26-27 March 2010

Speaker, "Partnering for Progress and Unprecedented Possibilities: Being Black on Bay Street", Black Law Students' Association of Canada, 19th Annual BLSAC National Conference, Montreal, Québec, 18-21 February 2010

Lecturer, "Disclosure and Production of Electronic Documents in Litigation, and the Management of Documents in the Corporate Environment", Council of Legal Education, Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad, 12 February 2010

Speaker, "Keeping Ahead of the Curve: Motions, Pre-Trials and Getting to Trial in 2010", Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, 25 January 2010

Workshop Leader, "Corporate Record Management for In-House Counsel", Federated Press, Managing the Liability Risk of In-House Counsel, Toronto, 21-22 October 2009

Speaker, "E-Discovery Across Borders, E-Discovery and E-Records: Private and Public Sector Strategies", InSight Information, Halifax, 29 September–1 October 2009

Judge, "Mock E-Discovery Session – Key Steps and Processes", E-Discovery and E-Records: Private and Public Sector Strategies, InSight Information, Halifax, 29 September–1 October 2009

Presenter, "Technology: Can It Help Your Advocacy Skills?", OECS Bar Association, 6th Regional Law Fair, Dominica, West Indies, 11 September 2009

Speaker, "Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards", The University of the West Indies Faculty of Law, 11th Annual Caribbean Commercial Law Workshop, South Beach, Miami, Florida, 16-19 August 2009

Presenter, "The Use Of Technology In Adjudication, Caribbean Judiciaries in an Era of Globalisation: Meeting the Challenges of the Time", Caribbean Court of Justice, Inaugural Conference of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO), Trinidad, 25–27 June 2009

Presenter, "The Slam Dunk Career & Mentorship Fair", Milliken Mills High School, Durrant Basketball in Association with the York District School Board, 30 May 2009

Chair and Speaker, "Corporate Record Management", Federated Press, 3rd Reinventing the Corporate Secretary Conference, Toronto, 25-27 May 2009

Co-Presenter, The Advocates' Society Skills Training Demonstration to the OECS Bar Association – Cross-Examination and Objections, Royal St. Kitts Hotel & Casino, St. Kitts, 14 March 2009

Speaker, "Over 183 Billion E-mails are Sent Everyday: What Does This Mean to You?", ARMA Southwestern Ontario Chapter Education Event, Ingersoll, 19 November 2008

Speaker, "Best Defence Strategies for Collection, Preservation and Privileged Data Collection: Revolutionary Tools for Electronic Discovery", InSight Information, Canadian Law & Technology Forum, Toronto, 17-18 November 2008

Speaker, "Responding to Diversity on an Organizational Level", The Law Society of Upper Canada, Responding to Diversity Training Day, Toronto, 24 October 2008

Panellist, "Dealing with Difficult Judges and Opposing Counsel", The Advocates' Society and the Young Advocates' Committee Continuing Legal Education and Networking Conference, Fall Forum 2008 – Litigation by the Lake, 17 October 2008

Presenter, "Electronic Disclosure: Anticipated Developments in the Caribbean – What you Don't Know CAN Hurt You", OECS Bar Association, 5th Regional Law Fair, Saint Lucia, West Indies, 12-13 September 2008

Presenter, "Electronic Disclosure: A Primer for Every Commercial Litigator", The University of the West Indies Faculty of Law, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, 10th Annual Caribbean Commercial Law Workshop, 17-19 August 2008

Presenter, "Corporate Record Management", Federated Press, 2nd Reinventing the Corporate Secretary, Toronto, 26-27 May 2008

Panel Leader, "Avoiding e-Discovery PITFALLS in a Civil Litigation File", InSight Information, Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and Electronic Discovery, Vancouver, 17-18 April 2008

Speaker, "Electronic Disclosure – The Coming Challenges, Managing Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century for ECSC Judges", Judicial Education Institute, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, 27-28 March 2008

Panellist, "Overcoming Systemic Barriers to Employment Equity and True Diversity, Discussion" hosted by the Employment Equity Committee of the Department of Justice Canada, Toronto, 18 March 2008

Speaker, "Planning and Conducting a Successful Meet and Confer Session", The Canadian Institute, 3rd Annual Advanced Forum - E Document Management & Discovery, Toronto, 4-5 March 2008

Keynote Speaker, "Reflections", Black History Month Celebrations, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, Toronto, 28 February 2008

Speaker, "Leadership in Law: Law as a vehicle for creating social change in public and private sectors", Black Law Students' Association of Canada, 17th Annual BLSAC National Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, 23 February 2008

Speaker, "Managing Your Legal Practice: Avoiding the Pitfalls", The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), Professional Development Series Seminar on Practice Skills Management and Professional Regulation, Continuing Legal Education Program, 30 November 2007

Co-Presenter, "Latest Court Decisions and the Implications for Record Management and E-Discovery", InSight Information, E-Record Management, E-Discovery, E-Evidence – Latest Public and Private Sector Strategies, Toronto, 23 October 2007

Moderator, "Building a Document Retention Policy Framework and Process that Meets Organizational and Legal Objectives – Public and Private Sector Perspectives", InSight Information, E-Record Management, E-Discovery, E-Evidence – Latest Public and Private Sector Strategies, Toronto, 23 October 2007

Workshop Co-Leader, E-Record Management and Retention Protocols – Developing the Policies, Enforcing the Standards, Avoiding the Pitfalls, InSight Information, Toronto, 22 October 2007

Speaker, "E-Discovery Cost Issues: Monetary and Non-Monetary", Infonex, 2nd Annual e-Discovery Conference, Toronto, 20-22 June 2007

Speaker, "Building a Retention Policy Framework", Insight Information, Electronic Records Management and E-Discovery Forum, Vancouver, 16-17 April 2007

Speaker, "Document Retention and E-Discovery: Considerations for Today's Litigator", Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Toronto, 20 January 2007

Facilitator and Member of Faculty, "Post-Conference Workshop: A Comprehensive Master Class on Developing, Implementing and Sustaining E-Discovery & Document Management Best Practices", Marcus Evans, Document Retention and E-Discovery: Best Practices for Canadian Corporations, Toronto, 20 October 2006

Keynote Address, "Excellence – Sharing the Successes of Our Youth", United Achievers' Club Awards Dinner, Brampton, 23 September 2006

Faculty, Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program: The Art of Impeachment & Rehabilitation, The Advocates' Society, 11 April 2006

Speaker, "Use of Discovery Transcripts at Trial and Handling Objections", Ontario Bar Association, Your First Civil Trial: Practical Tips from Top Practitioners, Toronto, 24 February 2006

Speaker, "All Things Corporate/Commercial, The Ripple Effect of One Voice", Black Law Students' Association of Canada, 15th Annual BLSAC National Conference, Windsor, Ontario, 23-26 February 2006

Panellist, "Articling/Associate Employment: Résumés, Job Search and Experiences, The Ripple Effect of One Voice", Black Law Students' Association of Canada, 15th Annual BLSAC National Conference, Windsor, Ontario, 23-26 February 2006

Speaker, "Bringing in the Law", Ontario Bar Association, Your First Civil Trial: Practical Tips from Top Practitioners, Toronto, 25 February 2005

Speaker, Your First Civil Trial: Practical Tips from Top Practitioners, Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, 25 February 2004

Speaker, "Obtaining Bar Status in Other Jurisdictions, Black Legal Presence: In Sight . . . In Mind", Black Law Students' Association of Canada, 13th Annual BLSAC National Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 19-21 February 2004

Panellist, "The Truth About Practising . . . Black Men in Law", Black Law Students' Association of Canada, Black Legal Presence: In Sight … In Mind, 13th Annual BLSAC National Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 19-21 February 2004

Participant, Task Force on Advocacy – Policy Forum, The Advocates' Society, 17 February 2004

Participant, Rules Review Committee Meeting, Judicial Education Institute (JEI) of the Eastern Caribbean High Court of Justice, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, 16-17 August 2003

Speaker and Panellist, "Reality for Blacks in the Legal Profession: The Black Presence on Bay Street", Black Law Students' Association of Canada, Progress Without Boundaries, 12th Annual BLSAC National Conference, Montreal, Quebec, 20-23 February 2003.Speaker, "Civil Litigation", Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, Excelling at Articles, 28 August 1999

Speaker, "Civil Litigation: Some Thoughts for Articling Students", Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, Excelling at Articles, Continuing Legal Education Conference, 22 August 1998

Speaker, Expo International Ethnic Youth & Business Day, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 24 October 1997

Speaker, Excelling at Articles, Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, 19 July 1997

Awards & Recognition

Repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada as a leading lawyer in Corporate and Commercial Litigation
 
Repeatedly recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading lawyer in Litigation - Corporate Commercial  
 
Recognized in 2016 and 2017 Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys
 
2016 Lexpert Zenith Award for demonstrated excellence, action and thought leadership in ways that have advanced diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and in society at large.
 
2016 Ontario Bar Association Award for Distinguished Service (20 April 2016). The Ontario Bar Association's Award for Distinguished Service recognizes exceptional career contributions and/or career achievements by Members of the Ontario Bar Association
 
Professional Excellence Award, Planet Africa (8 November 2014). The Planet Africa Professional Excellence Award is presented to individuals of African heritage in recognition of a career marked by hard work, excellence and professionalism, and who have made a profound difference in the lives of people of African heritage globally
 
2013 Lincoln Alexander Award (The Law Society of Upper Canada)
 
2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award
 
Vice Chancellor's Achievement Award, The University of the West Indies (UWI) (10 March 2012). The Vice Chancellor's Achievement Award is presented to individuals of Caribbean heritage who are rising stars in their organizations and have made outstanding achievements and contributions in their chosen fields nationally and internationally

Alumni Award of Distinction, Ryerson University (16 February 2012), 2012 recipient of the Alumni Award of Distinction from Ryerson University, conferred in recognition of a career marked by outstanding professional achievement and distinguished personal service in the community. The award is given to alumni who reflect and recognize, in action and deed, the importance of their education at Ryerson and by their stature, integrity and ability, inspire faculty, staff and students

Legal Excellence Award Recipient, Black Law Students' Association: Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (13 March 2010)

2008 Catalyst Award Recipient, The Black Law Students' Association of Canada (BLSAC) (23 February 2009)

Award Recipient, Community Unity Alliance, Operation Black Vote and TNT Eagles (4 February 2006)

Listed in Who's Who in Black Canada 2: Black Success and Black Excellence in Canada by Dawn P. Williams (Toronto: D.P. Williams & Associates, 2006)
 

Professional Activities

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). The American College of Trial Lawyers comprises the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada.

Member, American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), Ontario Province Committee (2016-2017)

Member, Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee (JAAC), Ontario Court of Justice, Province of Ontario

Member, Judicial Advisory Committee for Federal Judicial Appointments, Superior Court of Justice - Greater Toronto Area (2013-2015)

Member, James R. Johnston Chair (JRJ Chair) National Advisory Committee. The JRJ Chair is a national, tenured, senior academic post covering all of Canada and based at Dalhousie Univeristy, honouring the distinctive historical presence and unique experiences of African Nova Scotians

Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Former Member of the Dean's Advisory Council, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University (2012-2015)

Listed in Who's Who in Black Canada 2: Black Success and Black Excellence in Canada by Dawn P. Williams (Toronto: D.P. Williams & Associates, 2006)

Member, Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Past President and current Advisory Committee Member, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL)

Member, International Training Committee, The Advocates' Society 

Former Director, The Advocates' Society

Board Member, Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) 

Past Board Member, Sir William Campbell Foundation (SWCF) 

Member, Steering Committee of DiverseCity: The Toronto Leadership Project, which is aimed at diversifying Toronto's leadership landscape

Past Member, Equity Advisory Group (EAG) 2006-2009 

Past Member, The Law Society of Upper Canada's Treasurer's Liaison Committee 

Member, Chief Justice of Ontario's Advisory Committee on Professionalism 

Member, Attorney General of Ontario's Selection Committee for the David W. Mundell Medal (2009-2012)

Member, Routes to Freedom Endowment Senior Advisory Board

Affiliations

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Member, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) 

The Law Society of Upper Canada

The Advocates' Society

Canadian Association of Black Lawyers

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Commercial Bar Association of England and Wales (Honorary Member)

National Bar Association (USA)

St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association

Organization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations

Association of Black Law Enforcers

Association of Caribbean Corporate Counsel 

Community Involvement

Speaker, Planting the Seeds - Recognizing the Contributions that Individuals have made in Advancing the Cause of Equality within a Diverse Community, Nelson Mandela Festival at Cedarbrae Public Library, 17 July 2015

Speaker, R.I.S.E.:  Reaching to Strive, Innovate, and Empower, 16th Annual University of Toronto Black Students' Association High School Conference, Toronto, 5 May 2015

Speaker, Looking Forward – Leveraging Diversity, Graduation Ceremony of third cohort of the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 29 April 2013.

Speaker, Caribbean Studies Luncheon, University of Toronto, New College, Toronto, 20 November 2012.

Speaker, Passages to Canada Talk to Grades 5-8, Holy Name Catholic School, Toronto, 14 February 2012.

Speaker, Black History Month Assembly, James Cardinal McGuigan High School, Toronto, 22 February 2011.

Speaker, Equity and Diversity Distinguished Speaker Series, Osgoode Hall, West Indian Law Students Association (WILSA), 17 January 2011.

Participant, Beyond the BRICS: Developing Economies of the Caribbean & South, Toronto CFA Society, 20 October 2010

Toronto Police Service Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration, "The Recollection of How, When and Where it all Happened", 28 January 2010.

Presenter, The Slam Dunk Career & Mentorship Fair, Durrant Basketball in association with the York District School Board, Milliken Mills High School, 30 May 2009.

Participant, Consultation Session on Law Society Governance, Governance Task Force – The Law Society of Upper Canada, 20 May 2009.

Sharing Your Story, Black History Month Presentation to Students at General Crerar Public School, 9 February 2009.

Speaker, I'M POSSIBLE, The University of Toronto's Black Students' Association 10th Annual High School Conference, 16 April 2009.

Toronto Police Service Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration, 31 January 2007.

Promoting Economic Action and Community Health (PEACH) Sustainability Think Tank Meeting, 18 January 2007.

Tropicana Community Services Event for Youth in Scarborough, 18 October 2006.

Participant, Review of the System of Complaints by the Public Regarding the Police by The Hon. Patrick J. LeSage, Q.C., Summer 2004.

Expert Panel Member, Delphi Process, New Skills Training Program for Bar Admission in Ontario, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Summer-Fall 2004.

Member, Consultation Group on Bar Admission Course Reform, The Law Society of Upper Canada, 4 February 1999.

Partner

Toronto
Direct 416.947.5052
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Practice Areas

Litigation

Anti-Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering & Regulatory Compliance

Called to the Bar

Ontario (1995)

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Barbados

Belize

British Virgin Islands (BVI)

Dominica

Grenada

St. Kitts and Nevis

Education
Queen's University
LL.B. 1993

University of Toronto
B.A. 1987

Ryerson University
1989
Certificate of Business Administration

The Eugene Dupuch Law School, Nassau, The Bahamas
2000
Certificate of Legal Education

Awards & Recognition
Repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada as a leading lawyer in Corporate and Commercial Litigation
 
Repeatedly recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading lawyer in Litigation - Corporate Commercial  
 
Recognized in 2016 and 2017 Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys
 
2016 Lexpert Zenith Award for demonstrated excellence, action and thought leadership in ways that have advanced diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and in society at large.
 
2016 Ontario Bar Association Award for Distinguished Service (20 April 2016). The Ontario Bar Association's Award for Distinguished Service recognizes exceptional career contributions and/or career achievements by Members of the Ontario Bar Association
 
Professional Excellence Award, Planet Africa (8 November 2014). The Planet Africa Professional Excellence Award is presented to individuals of African heritage in recognition of a career marked by hard work, excellence and professionalism, and who have made a profound difference in the lives of people of African heritage globally
 
2013 Lincoln Alexander Award (The Law Society of Upper Canada)
 
2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award
 
Vice Chancellor's Achievement Award, The University of the West Indies (UWI) (10 March 2012). The Vice Chancellor's Achievement Award is presented to individuals of Caribbean heritage who are rising stars in their organizations and have made outstanding achievements and contributions in their chosen fields nationally and internationally

Alumni Award of Distinction, Ryerson University (16 February 2012), 2012 recipient of the Alumni Award of Distinction from Ryerson University, conferred in recognition of a career marked by outstanding professional achievement and distinguished personal service in the community. The award is given to alumni who reflect and recognize, in action and deed, the importance of their education at Ryerson and by their stature, integrity and ability, inspire faculty, staff and students

Legal Excellence Award Recipient, Black Law Students' Association: Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (13 March 2010)

2008 Catalyst Award Recipient, The Black Law Students' Association of Canada (BLSAC) (23 February 2009)

Award Recipient, Community Unity Alliance, Operation Black Vote and TNT Eagles (4 February 2006)

Listed in Who's Who in Black Canada 2: Black Success and Black Excellence in Canada by Dawn P. Williams (Toronto: D.P. Williams & Associates, 2006)
 

Professional Activities

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). The American College of Trial Lawyers comprises the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada.

Member, American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), Ontario Province Committee (2016-2017)

Member, Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee (JAAC), Ontario Court of Justice, Province of Ontario

Member, Judicial Advisory Committee for Federal Judicial Appointments, Superior Court of Justice - Greater Toronto Area (2013-2015)

Member, James R. Johnston Chair (JRJ Chair) National Advisory Committee. The JRJ Chair is a national, tenured, senior academic post covering all of Canada and based at Dalhousie Univeristy, honouring the distinctive historical presence and unique experiences of African Nova Scotians

Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Former Member of the Dean's Advisory Council, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University (2012-2015)

Listed in Who's Who in Black Canada 2: Black Success and Black Excellence in Canada by Dawn P. Williams (Toronto: D.P. Williams & Associates, 2006)

Member, Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Past President and current Advisory Committee Member, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL)

Member, International Training Committee, The Advocates' Society 

Former Director, The Advocates' Society

Board Member, Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) 

Past Board Member, Sir William Campbell Foundation (SWCF) 

Member, Steering Committee of DiverseCity: The Toronto Leadership Project, which is aimed at diversifying Toronto's leadership landscape

Past Member, Equity Advisory Group (EAG) 2006-2009 

Past Member, The Law Society of Upper Canada's Treasurer's Liaison Committee 

Member, Chief Justice of Ontario's Advisory Committee on Professionalism 

Member, Attorney General of Ontario's Selection Committee for the David W. Mundell Medal (2009-2012)

Member, Routes to Freedom Endowment Senior Advisory Board

Affiliations

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Member, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) 

The Law Society of Upper Canada

The Advocates' Society

Canadian Association of Black Lawyers

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Commercial Bar Association of England and Wales (Honorary Member)

National Bar Association (USA)

St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association

Organization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations

Association of Black Law Enforcers

Association of Caribbean Corporate Counsel 

Community Involvement

Speaker, Planting the Seeds - Recognizing the Contributions that Individuals have made in Advancing the Cause of Equality within a Diverse Community, Nelson Mandela Festival at Cedarbrae Public Library, 17 July 2015

Speaker, R.I.S.E.:  Reaching to Strive, Innovate, and Empower, 16th Annual University of Toronto Black Students' Association High School Conference, Toronto, 5 May 2015

Speaker, Looking Forward – Leveraging Diversity, Graduation Ceremony of third cohort of the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 29 April 2013.

Speaker, Caribbean Studies Luncheon, University of Toronto, New College, Toronto, 20 November 2012.

Speaker, Passages to Canada Talk to Grades 5-8, Holy Name Catholic School, Toronto, 14 February 2012.

Speaker, Black History Month Assembly, James Cardinal McGuigan High School, Toronto, 22 February 2011.

Speaker, Equity and Diversity Distinguished Speaker Series, Osgoode Hall, West Indian Law Students Association (WILSA), 17 January 2011.

Participant, Beyond the BRICS: Developing Economies of the Caribbean & South, Toronto CFA Society, 20 October 2010

Toronto Police Service Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration, "The Recollection of How, When and Where it all Happened", 28 January 2010.

Presenter, The Slam Dunk Career & Mentorship Fair, Durrant Basketball in association with the York District School Board, Milliken Mills High School, 30 May 2009.

Participant, Consultation Session on Law Society Governance, Governance Task Force – The Law Society of Upper Canada, 20 May 2009.

Sharing Your Story, Black History Month Presentation to Students at General Crerar Public School, 9 February 2009.

Speaker, I'M POSSIBLE, The University of Toronto's Black Students' Association 10th Annual High School Conference, 16 April 2009.

Toronto Police Service Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration, 31 January 2007.

Promoting Economic Action and Community Health (PEACH) Sustainability Think Tank Meeting, 18 January 2007.

Tropicana Community Services Event for Youth in Scarborough, 18 October 2006.

Participant, Review of the System of Complaints by the Public Regarding the Police by The Hon. Patrick J. LeSage, Q.C., Summer 2004.

Expert Panel Member, Delphi Process, New Skills Training Program for Bar Admission in Ontario, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Summer-Fall 2004.

Member, Consultation Group on Bar Admission Course Reform, The Law Society of Upper Canada, 4 February 1999.

Called to the Bar

Ontario (1995)

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Barbados

Belize

British Virgin Islands (BVI)

Dominica

Grenada

St. Kitts and Nevis

Education

Queen's University
LL.B. 1993

University of Toronto
B.A. 1987

Ryerson University
1989
Certificate of Business Administration

The Eugene Dupuch Law School, Nassau, The Bahamas
2000
Certificate of Legal Education