David Di Paolo > Borden Ladner Gervais LLP > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 4E3

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National Group Head, Disputes


David is National Group Head of BLG’s Commercial and Construction Disputes Group and is a commercial litigator specializing in commercial and securities litigation matters including defending registrants and market participants in securities class actions, civil claims, regulatory investigations and proceedings. David has acted before all levels of Court including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before provincial securities commissions and securities self regulatory organizations. David also acts in defence of investor loss claims, employment litigation involving market participants, shareholder disputes and oppression remedy claims, as well as general corporate and commercial litigation. David was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998.




Member, Canadian Bar Association; Member, The Advocates’ Society.


LLB, University of Western Ontario, 1996

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Canada > Dispute resolution: Ontario

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David Di Paolo – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The Ontario practice at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP services clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, mining, healthcare, retail and real estate. The group is noted for its participation in class action defence, investigations, commercial fraud and white-collar crime proceedings, in addition to financial institution, securities and banking-related matters. A trio of partners co-lead: David Di Paolo handles securities litigation, class actions and shareholder disputes; Nadia Effendi specializes in class actions as well as administrative and regulatory matters; Ottawa-based Kathleen McDormand completes the leadership team.