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Education

  • LLB, (Top 10% of class), 2005
    Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • BA, (Hons) Summa Cum Laude, 2002
    York University

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Antonio Di Domenico

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Tony is a partner in the Litigation, Antitrust/Competition & Marketing, Class Action and White Collar Crime, Investigations & Compliance groups of Fasken Martineau. Tony has extensive trial, appellate and regulatory experience. He has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario as well as the Supreme Court of Canada, and has represented clients in matters with multi-jurisdictional and parallel civil and criminal components. Tony is currently serving a special appointment at Canada’s Department of Justice (Competition Bureau Legal Services) as counsel to Canada’s Commissioner of Competition. Tony is scheduled to return to the firm in 2016.

Tony’s Antitrust/Competition practice consists of defending criminal/cartel prosecutions and private actions (including class actions) in the Courts, including representing clients facing parallel criminal investigations and class action litigation. Tony was counsel in precedent-setting litigation in respect of the use of subpoenas (i.e. section 11 orders) in criminal cartel investigations. Tony also provides competition law advice in respect of various matters under the Competition Act. Tony is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Section’s Criminal Matters Committee. He writes and speaks regularly on antitrust/competition law issues, and is co-editor of the firm’s antitrust/competition and foreign investment blog, the Competition Chronicle.

Tony’s Class Actions practice consists of advising and representing clients on all issues relating to class proceedings, including in antitrust/competition, securities, product liability/mass tort, consumer and other matters. Tony has been defence counsel in many leading class action decisions. He writes and speaks regularly on class action issues. He serves on the Executive of the Advocates’ Society’s Class Action Practice Group and the Ontario Bar Association’s Class Action Section. He is a co-author to the chapter on class actions in Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Canadian Precedents of Pleadings, Second Edition.

Tony’s Corporate/White Collar Crime practice consists of advising companies and individuals regarding internal investigations and responding to criminal/quasi-criminal investigations, including matters under the Competition Act and the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. Tony has represented clients investigated and charged under federal and provincial statutes and has defended and managed domestic and multi-jurisdictional white collar crime cases and investigations, including matters with parallel civil litigation (including class actions). Tony also writes and speaks regularly on corporate/white collar crime. He is the co-chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Regional Sub-Committee (Canada) on White Collar Crime.

In addition to his private practice, Tony is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and York University, teaching primarily in the areas of dispute resolution and trial advocacy. He holds leadership and executive positions in many legal, community, professional and academic organizations (described more fully below). Tony is recognized as a leading Italian-Canadian under the age of 40. According to The Next Generation Made in Canada: the Italian Way, a book published by the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario, Tony is an "accomplished litigation lawyer that regularly engages in high-profile, high stakes litigation".

Honours and Awards

  • Recognized as a leading Italian-Canadian under the age of 40 by the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario
  • Dean's Gold Key, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Dean's Fellow, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Murray G. Ross Award (York University's highest academic honour)
  • Torkin Manes Cohen & Arbus LLP Prize (academic excellence and community service)
  • Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP Prize (academic excellence and leadership)
  • Top Quintile Designation as an Exceptional Negotiator, "Lawyer as Negotiator" course, Osgoode Hall Law School

Community Involvement

  • Vice-Chair, York University Alumni Association Board of Directors
    • Chair, Awards Committee
  • Director, Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors
    • Co-Chair, Awards Committee 
  • Chair, Osgoode Hall Law School Mentorship Program (past)
  • Governor, York University (past)
  • Brazilian Carnival Ball Organizing Committee (past)
  • Senator, York University Senate (past)
  • Instructor, Hockey Association for the Developmentally Challenged (past)
  • Small Claims Pro Bono Counsel Project, Pro Bono Law Ontario (past)

Membership/Affiliations

  • The Advocates' Society
    • Co-Chair, Class Actions Practice Group 
    • Member, Special Task Force, Electronic Trials
    • Chair/Executive Member, Young Advocates’ Standing Committee (past)
    • Member, Education Committee (past)
    • Member, Operations, Governance and Finance Committee (past)
    • Member, Practice Groups Standing Committee (past)
    • Member, Special Task Force, Communications with Testifying Experts (past)
    • Member, Steering Committee for the Advocates' Society’s Symposium on Civility and Professionalism (past)
    • Co-Chair, Fall Forum 2012 Conference (past)
  • Canadian Bar Association, National Competition Law Section
    • Vice-Chair, Criminal Matters Committee
    • Member, Competition Litigation Committee
    • Member, Mergers Committee
  • Ontario Bar Association
    • Executive Member, Class Action Section
    • Member, Civil Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Antitrust Section and Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee
    • Co-Chair, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Regional Sub-Committee (Canada) on White Collar Crime
  • Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School/Osgoode Professional Development
    • Lawyer As Negotiator (course focused on dispute resolution and negotiation theory and practice)
    • Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (intensive trial advocacy course for lawyers)
    • Certificate Course in Class Actions (intensive class action certificate course for lawyers)
  • Defence Research Institute
  • Toronto Lawyers' Association
  • Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario
    • Chair, under-40 Division
  • Canadian Italian Advocates Organization 
    • Director, Board of Directors
  • Phi Delta Phi