Gillian is the practice group leader for Torys’ litigation department. Her practice focuses on civil litigation in the areas of corporate and securities law. She is also a co-head of the firm’s securities defence practice. Gillian acts for capital market participants in defending civil claims and regulatory investigations before the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Ontario Securities Commission. She also advises on internal investigations into regulatory matters.
A significant portion of Gillian’s practice involves disclosure questions, securities class actions, and defending investment dealers and brokers in trading-related matters. As a complement to this work, she advises financial institutions on investigations involving consumer protection matters. She also maintains an active commercial litigation practice, representing corporations in contested transaction matters, and providing advice and representation in cases and private arbitrations involving breach of contract and business torts.
Gillian has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Yukon Court of Appeal, and before the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities regulators.