Adjunct Professor

Douglas Worndl, B.A. Economics and History (UofT) 1984, LL.B. (UofT Faculty of Law) 1987, LL.M. Securities Law, (Osgoode Hall Law School) 2008.  Doug was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1989.  Since January 2011, Doug’s practice has focused on investor recovery by way of class actions asserting claims pursuant to Part XXIII.1 and Part XXIII of the Ontario Securities Act and other statutory and common law remedies. Clients include retail and institutional investors who have suffered losses as a result of breaches of duty by capital markets participants including issuers and their officers and directors, and gatekeepers such as auditors and underwriters. Notable class actions where Doug has appeared as counsel for shareholders include claims against issuers Zungui Haixi Corp., SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Donnybrook Energy Inc., Canadian Solar Inc., Home Capital Group Inc., and Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation.  Before practicing as a plaintiff-side class action lawyer, Doug was a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (1991-2010), where his practice focused on corporate/commercial, product liability, aviation and securities litigation, primarily representing corporate defendants. Doug has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and in the Supreme Court of Canada, and on a number of private commercial arbitrations.  Doug is a frequent writer, speaker and lecturer on securities law and policy, particularly in the areas of enforcement, investor protection, investor recovery, and statutory civil liability.