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Education

  • University of Toronto
  • LLB, 1982
    University of Western Ontario

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

Gerald (Gerry) L.R. Ranking

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Gerry is recognized as a leading litigator whose dispute resolution practice encompasses all aspects of civil, administrative and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on professional negligence, pensions, cross-border issues, franchise, banking, insurance, real estate, product liability and employment matters. He has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada and before administrative boards and tribunals. With a particular interest in ADR, Gerry is often retained to resolve complex, multi-party disputes. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the New York-based CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, which promotes innovation and excellence in public and private conflict management. Gerry has acted as counsel in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations and mediations and has employed a variety of ADR protocols to secure extremely favourable results. Gerry has acted for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including DuPont, Honeywell, Goodrich Aerospace, Northrup Grumman, PwC, Intact (formerly ING Canada Inc.), Aviva Canada, Swiss Re and Chubb Insurance Company of Canada.

Gerry taught advanced civil procedure and negotiation skills at one of Canada’s leading law schools. He lectures on a wide variety of topics ranging from commercial litigation and ADR issues to managing exposure in regulatory investigations.

Gerry has held numerous senior roles at Fasken Martineau including, most recently, acting as Chair of the Litigation department in Ontario and former Head of the ADR Group.

Honours and Awards

  • Benchmark Litigation 2017 - Arbitration Counsel of the Year
  • Benchmark Canada, "Litigation Star" in Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and Professional Liability in Ontario, 2017
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 for Dispute Resolution: Ontario
  • The 2015-2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for Corporate Commercial Litigation
  • Lexpert 2014 and 2016 Guide to the Leading US-Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers for Corporate Commercial
  • Chambers Global 2009-2015 for Dispute Resolution: Ontario
  • Chambers Canada 2016 and 2017 for Dispute Resolution: Ontario
  • Chambers Canada 2018 for Litigation: General Commercial: Ontario 
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2011-2017 for Litigation - Corporate/Commercial
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2007-2018 for Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Benchmark Canada, "Local Litigation Star" in Ontario and "Litigation Star" for Arbitration in Canada, 2012-2014
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers 2014 for Litigation and Product Liability
  • Shortlisted for Canada Arbitration Counsel of the Year, Benchmark Litigation Global Commercial Arbitration Awards, 2014
  • Shortlisted for International Arbitration Counsel of the Year and Canada Arbitration Counsel of the Year, Benchmark Canada Awards, 2013
  • BTI Client Service All-Star, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell “BV Distinguished” rating

Faculty

  • Faculty, Osgoode Hall Law School, "The Osgoode Certificate in Negotiation" (2012-2014)
  • Faculty assistant/judge, Osgoode Hall Law School, "Lawyer as Negotiator", Final Negotiation Course (2001-2004)
  • Part-time Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, Faculty of Law - Advanced Civil Procedure Course (1991-1994)

Membership/Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society