Canada: Investigations 2017

This year 25 leading practitioners are highlighted for their exceptional skills advising and representing both companies and individuals on complex internal and regulatory investigations.

Most Highly Regarded
1. David Porter McCarthy Tétrault, Toronto
2. Mark Morrison Blake Cassels & Graydon, Calgary
3. Brian Heller Heller Rubel, Toronto
4. John Boscariol McCarthy Tétrault, Toronto

Full-service Canadian law firm BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS tops our listings this year, with five pre-eminent investigations experts highlighted.
Ira Nishisato is a first-class practitioner who impresses commentators with his diligent approach to advising major corporations on complex fraud investigations.
Ronald Foerster is a highly regarded expert who is frequently called upon to handle major investigations mandates, thanks to his extensive experience in the space.
John Blair QC is a leading expert in securities investigations who draws praise for his professional style of delivery and excellent communication skills.

Three practitioners are recommended from MCCARTHY TÉTRAULT in this year’s research.
David Porter is a “very well-known white-collar defence lawyer” who is internationally “well regarded” for his exceptional litigation skills.
John Boscariol is prominent figure in the market, impressing international commentators with his “outstanding knowledge of anti-corruption matters”.
Peter Brady ranks as one of the go-to lawyers for issues relating to anti-corruption compliance and investigations.

Top Canadian business law firm BLAKE CASSELS & GRAYDON is well known for its strong investigations practice. This year, two standout individuals are listed.
Mark Morrison is “a top anti-corruption practitioner” who is widely regarded for his “responsive and practical approach when producing precise legal analyses”.
Paul Schabas is a favourite among clients who praise “his ability to strengthen any client’s case”. One impressed source describes him as “one of the best advocates in Canada”.

Leading criminal litigator Brian Heller at HELLER RUBEL wins praise for his “top-tier anti-corruption work”. He boasts invaluable experience representing both individuals and large corporations in a range of criminal proceedings.

Milos Barutciski at BENNETT JONES boasts “a fantastic international practice” and is one of the leading practitioners in the area when it comes to cross-border enforcement issues.

David Martin of MARTIN + ASSOCIATES enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market for his expertise in white-collar crime. One source effuses that he is the “go-to guy for assisting individuals under investigation”.

GOWLING WLG’s Glen  Jennings is “an outstanding lawyer” who is highlighted in the international marketplace for his impressive work in white-collar defence and complex regulatory investigations.

With more than 23 years’ experience Brian Gover at STOCKWOODS is one of the leading names in the criminal and regulatory law space and is “highly recommended” for his comprehensive knowledge of the field.

Frank Addario of ADDARIO LAW GROUP is a leading white-collar criminal defence and investigations expert. He frequently advises major corporations and chartered banks on complex internal investigations.

“Strong practitioner” Scott Fenton of FENTON SMITH BARRISTERS is a longstanding fixture in the market with extensive experience representing individuals and corporations in a broad range of criminal investigations.

Matthew Lindsay QC at ROSE is “an excellent lawyer” who has more than 26 years’ experience working on complex domestic and international investigations.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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