Rick Dearden, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a senior litigation partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising primarily in the areas of international trade, investor-state arbitration, customs, media and defamation law, freedom of information and administrative law. Rick's accomplishments have been recognised by Chambers Global, Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide – Litigation, Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Canada and Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs, and Benchmark Canada. He acts as counsel at all levels of courts in Ontario (including jury trials), the Federal Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. Rick has litigated numerous anti-dumping and customs cases before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (and its antecedents) since 1979. He served as chair of one of the Softwood Lumber Chapter 19 Free Trade Agreement panels and provides strategic advice about the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization’s various agreements, particularly the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
WWL says: Richard Dearden is “a tremendous litigator” known for providing clients with “well-tailored advice” on NAFTA and WTO issues.
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