Doug practises complex commercial litigation with a focus on securities litigation. He advises companies and individuals in disputes relating to corporate governance, director and officer duties, financial products and advice, auditor liability, mergers and acquisitions, and insider trading. Doug has extensive experience with stakeholder disputes involving both public and private companies, including proxy fights and oppression remedy claims. He regularly acts for clients in response to investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by securities and financial regulators. Doug is also often engaged to conduct internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients facing sensitive concerns relating to his areas of practice.
Doug has extensive trial experience and has appeared as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous trials and appeals, including arbitrations and securities class actions. He has acted for clients on regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by every major securities regulator in Canada.
Doug has completed a secondment to the legal department of one of the Firm's global banking clients, where he worked on regulatory compliance matters, including a major regulatory investigation. Prior to joining Blakes, he spent three years working at a major Canadian investment brokerage.