Lawyer Profiles

Robert Brush

Partner

Direct: 416.217.0822
Fax: 416.217.0220
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Robert’s expertise in corporate and securities litigation is widely recognized in both the securities industry and the legal community. Robert regularly represents public companies, investment dealers, officers, directors, shareholders, investment advisors and investors in the myriad disputes that can arise in the capital markets. His securities litigation practice includes class actions, proceedings before securities regulators, director and officer liability claims, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, oppression remedy matters, takeover bid litigation, negligence claims against investment advisors and dealers, cyber-fraud investigations and claims in the financial sector, and wrongful dismissal suits against investment firms.

Robert has extensive experience representing individual and corporate respondents before the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO).

Robert also has a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice that includes breach of contract suits, fraud and cyber-fraud investigations and claims, business tort claims, wrongful dismissal actions and professional negligence suits.

Robert has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and, due to his expertise in corporate and securities matters, has been counsel on a wide range of civil cases, class actions and regulatory proceedings across the country. He is a frequent speaker on corporate, securities and civil litigation issues and is a skills instructor at trial practice workshops put on by The Advocates’ Society.

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Co-Author, “Don’t be the next Equifax: Cyber-liability in an Age of Data Insecurity: Recognizing and Managing Cyber-risk”, Private Capital Markets Association Newsletter, October 2017

Co-Author, “Separate, Independent and Confounding: Understanding Personal Liability for Corporate Acts”, Annual Review of Civil Litigation (Toronto: Thomson Reuters Canada, 2017)

Speaker, “Compliance, The Future is Now”, Association of Canadian Compliance Professionals Annual Conference, April 24, 2017

Faculty, Summer Trial Advocacy College, The Advocates’ Society, June 9 & 10, 2016 and June 22 &23, 2017

Panellist, 5th Annual Conference, Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers, April 26, 2016

Speaker, “Compliance, Own It”, Association of Canadian Compliance Professionals Annual Conference, April 25, 2016

Speaker, Assante Wealth Management and CI Financial – National Wealth Management Conferences, 2014-2016

Speaker, “Risk Management, Suitability and Complaint Handling”, Association of Canadian Compliance Professionals Annual Conference, April 27, 2015

Speaker and Instructor, “Objections During Cross-Examination and Re-Examination”, The Advocates’ Society, April 17, 2015

Robert Brush

Partner

 

Direct: 416.217.0822

Fax: 416.217.0220

Email:

 

 

Associations

The Advocates’ Society: Member and Skills Instructor

Member of the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada

Education

Called to the Bar – 1998

LL.B., University of Toronto – 1996

M.A., University of Western Ontario – 1993

B.A., University of Western Ontario – 1992 (Gold Medalist, Political Science)