Securities Litigation 2024

Course Date: March 8, 2024

Full Course Materials
Total: 5h 19min
Total Ethics: 1h 12min
Course Introduction Land Acknowledgement (9:00 – 9:05)
Raymond LeeProgram Lawyer, CLEBC, Vancouver
Chilwin ChengAscendion Law, Vancouver
The New Securities Act  (9:05 – 9:50)
  • the 2020 Securities Act Amendments
  • regulatory priorities
Jeremy Gellis — Cozen O'Connor LLP, Vancouver
Gordon R. JohnsonVice-Chair, BC Securities Commission, Vancouver
BREAK (9:50 – 9:55)
Recent Developments in BCSC Enforcement (9:55 – 10:50)
  • a review of significant developments in BC Securities Commission enforcement, including proceedings before the Commission and the BC Court of Appeal
Owais Ahmed — Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver
Chilwin ChengAscendion Law, Vancouver
Patrick J. Sullivan — Whitelaw Twining, Vancouver
BREAK (10:50 – 10:55)
The New Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) and CIRO Enforcement Policies (10:55 – 11:45)
  • MFDA merger
  • enforcement priorities
  • rulebook changes
  • notable cases and litigation 
Patrick J. Sullivan — Whitelaw Twining, Vancouver
Andrew P. WerbowskiDirector, Enforcement Litigation, Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization, Toronto
LUNCH (11:45 – 1:00)
Criminal Enforcement and US Enforcement (1:00 – 2:00)
  • significant criminal prosecutions involving securities fraud under the Criminal Code and the Securities Act extradition and multilateral cooperation
James CoatesManager, Criminal Investigations, BC Securities Commission, Vancouver
David Hainey
— Crown Counsel, Ministry of Attorney General, Vancouver
Joven Narwal, KCNarwal Litigation LLP, Vancouver
BREAK (2:00 – 2:05)
Civil Proceedings—Investor Loss (2:05 – 3:00)
  • latest trends and cases dealing with investors
  • the state of CIRO's arbitration program
  • dispute resolution before the OBSI
Tatsiana OkunAssociate General Counsel, Litigation, Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization, Toronto
Robert PaddickDeputy Ombudsman, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI), Toronto
Andrew W. Schleichkorn
— Eyford Partners LLP, Vancouver 
Patricia TaylorEyford Partners LLP, Vancouver
BREAK (3:00 – 3:05)
Civil Proceedings—Issuer Proceedings, Class Actions, and Misrepresentations (3:05 – 4:00)
Craig P. Dennis, KC — Dennis James Aitken LLP, Vancouver
Laésha J. SmithPoulus Ensom Smith LLP, Vancouver
Closing Remarks (4:00 – 4:15)
Chilwin ChengAscendion Law, Vancouver