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Litigation 2014

The Lexpert Guides to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate and Litigation Lawyers in Canada profiles leading business lawyers and features articles for attorneys and in-house counsel in the US about business law issues in Canada.

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LEXPERT • December 2014 | www.lexpert.ca | 53 Chair of the Litigation Group in Montréal and the offi ce managing partner, where he practices corporate, commercial, securities, banking, product liability, real estate litigation and arbitration. Has an extensive class-action defense practice, including multijurisdic- tional and multi-defendant class actions involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, prod- uct liability, fi nancial services, consumer fraud, securities and pension fund litigation. Has a wide range of experience acting for investment and securities dealers with respect to a variety of civil disputes, including malpractice litigation, and in respect of securities regula- tory compliance issues. Has leading experience in shareholder litigation with emphasis on oppression disputes. Has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Québec Court of Appeal and the Québec Superior Court. Admitted to Québec Bar in 1985. Senior litigation partner focused primarily in the areas of class actions, product liability, competition and environmental law. He has acted as defense counsel in many precedent- setting cases and represented major corporations in multijurisdictional and cross-border class actions, more particularly in cases dealing with consumer law and product liability. Jean Saint-Onge is listed among the leading practitioners in the fi elds of Class Actions- Litigation, Commercial Insurance-Litigation and Product Liability in the 2014 edition of e Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Repeatedly named as a leading class-action cross-border lawyer in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litiga- tion Lawyers in Canada, listed in Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) Canada in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global and in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada- Class Action Litigation. He was named Lawyer of the Year for 2013 by e Best Lawyers in Canada-Class Action Litigation in Montréal. Advocatus Emeritus (AdE); Prix de la justice du Québec Award 2007; Québec Bar 1981. James Sullivan's practice involves major national and international litigation requiring signifi cant expertise in jurisdictional coordination. He has appeared as counsel in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, as well as frequently before the Supreme Court of Cana- da. Sullivan has represented clients in numerous signifi cant corporate commercial, class action, energy, contaminated site, regulatory off ence, constitutional and product liability cases. He also advises clients on national and international compliance with foreign and domestic anticorruption legislation. He is recognized as leading litigation counsel by Chambers Global: e World's Leading Lawyers for Business; e Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Benchmark Canada: e Defi nitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys; Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Litigation Lawyers; and Law Business Research's e International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Law- yers. He was named Canada's "Class Action Lawyer of the Year" by Benchmark Canada: e Defi nitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (2013 edition). Sullivan is regularly interviewed and quoted in national media outlets on class actions and other legal issues, and is the author/contributor to numerous leading legal texts. Robert J. Torralbo Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Tel: (514) 982-4014 Fax: (514) 982-4099 Montréal Jean Saint-Onge, AdE Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P. Tel: (514) 877-2938 Fax: (514) 871-8977 Montréal James M. Sullivan Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Tel: (604) 631-3358 Fax: (604) 631-3309 Vancouver robert.torralbo@blakes.com jsaintonge@lavery.ca james.sullivan@blakes.com CLASS ACTION

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