David practices exclusively in the area of civil litigation, concentrating in the area of complex commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes, class actions, securities fraud, accountants liability, and product liability. He also specializes in employment law, providing advice and representation in the areas of fiduciary duties, wrongful dismissal, human rights, employment standards and pensions. He has appeared at all levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta as well as the Federal Court of Appeal.
David’s cases include the representation of the National Hockey League Pension society in pension litigation involving a claim for $40 million of pension surplus by a group of retired players. David was also retained by one of the big three automakers to represent a group of senior management employees in a $200 million negligence and breach of contract case against the trustee of the automaker’s pension plan. He also represented Parente Randolph, the auditors of YBM Magnex International in two high profile securities class actions commenced by the shareholders of YBM. The claims in these actions exceeded $750 million.
David is a former partner and past member of the Executive Committee of the prestigious law firm, Smith Lyons where he practiced litigation from 1980 until 2001 when Smith Lyons merged with Gowlings. David left Gowlings in 2004 to form the firm Marin, Evans & Bell. In 2008, he joined the firm Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP.