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David A Hausman Toronto Lawyer

David A. Hausman

Partner Fasken
No matter how experienced your organization’s leadership, the turbulent economy, increasingly competitive marketplace and frequent regulatory changes can impact your ability to function efficiently and effectively.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1991
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Toronto


David Hausman practices exclusively in the field of securities litigation. Regularly representing investment dealers, public companies, mutual funds, directors and officers, David advises clients on regulatory investigations and proceedings before provincial securities commissions, all Canadian stock exchanges and self-regulatory organizations.

Representing both bidders and targets in contested mergers and acquisitions transactions, David also advises clients on governance issues in the public company context.

From 1994-1996, David served as an enforcement counsel at the Ontario Securities Commission. Drawing on his experience there, David continues to act for the securities regulator, as well as acting for foreign regulators on securities regulation and enforcement matters.

Frequently speaking on the regulation of mutual funds, corporate governance, insider trading, mergers, acquisitions, and securities enforcement investigations and proceedings, David is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto.

David’s expertise is recognized by Benchmark Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers.


Client Work

  • TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., among other financial institutions, successfully defends against proposed class action alleging improper receipt of trailing commissions by discount brokerages, Ongoing since January 2020
  • OSC dismisses insider trading case against broker,
  • Handicare Group AB acquires Prism Medical,
  • Raymond James to acquire MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier creating Canada's leading independent investment dealer,
  • First Quantum announces successful completion of the C$5.1 billion offer for Inmet,
  • Magna completes $1.1 billion plan of arrangement to eliminate dual-class share structure,
  • International Royalty agrees to US$700 million acquisition by Royal Gold,
  • Jaguar Financial agrees to support Gerber Scientific's acquisition of Virtek,
  • L-1 Identity Solutions completes acquisition of ComnetiX,

Career & Education


  • LLB University of Toronto
  • BA (Honours) McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association


Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

New Era of Business Integrity & White Collar Crime Enforcement location location Toronto
What to do When Regulators Call Financial Executives International location location Toronto
Insight Information: Securities Law Forum location location Toronto


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