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Steven Rosenhek Toronto Lawyer

Steven F. Rosenhek

Partner Fasken
Creative litigation advice and strategy are essential for success in and out of the courtroom.
Jurisdiction England and Wales, 2009 | Ontario, 1984
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Toronto

Steven Rosenhek is one of Canada's leading litigation lawyers. A senior partner in the Litigation and Class Action Groups, he has extensive experience in complex commercial cases, major national and international class actions, commercial arbitrations, product liability, life sciences, and antitrust matters. Steven is widely recognized for his skills as a senior trial and appellate lawyer before all levels of Court in Canada, and a wide range of administrative and regulatory bodies. He is Chair of the firm's Automotive Group.

Steven acts in high-stakes commercial litigation cases and defends significant class actions, claims and regulatory proceedings. He serves as national litigation counsel to major national and international manufacturers, distributors, and a wide array of other businesses. He regularly acts as national defence counsel in Canadian proceedings involving class actions and regulatory proceedings in multiple international jurisdictions.

Steven’s expertise as a leading Canadian litigator has been recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Benchmark Canada, Who’s Who Legal, and The Legal 500 (Canada).

Steven has taught trial advocacy at both law schools in Toronto, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (1987-2000) and Osgoode Hall Law School (1988-1990). He has also served since 1988 as Instructor and Team Leader for the Intensive Trial Advocacy Programme for lawyers and the Part-Time LL.M Programme at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Past President of the Ontario Bar Association (1998-99), the largest provincial bar association in Canada, Steven currently serves as Chair of the OBA Foundation, its charitable arm. In 2010, Steven received the OBA Award for Distinguished Service, recognizing his exceptional career contributions and achievements. Steven was also invited to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars, whose public and private careers have demonstrated dedication to the welfare of their communities and the highest principles of the legal profession.

  • Named in Benchmark Litigation Canada, Benchmark Litigation 2019
  • Whos Who Legal 2019 for Life Sciences – Product Liability, Who's Who Legal 2019
  • Recognized for Transport: Other Transport , The Legal 500 Canada 2019
Benchmark Litigation Named in Benchmark Litigation Canada Recognized as a "Litigation Star" in Class Actions, Commercial Litigation and Product Liability in Ontario
Who's Who Legal Whos Who Legal 2019 for Life Sciences – Product Liability
2019 The Legal 500 Canada Recognized for Transport: Other Transport


  • LLM University of Cambridge
  • LLB University of Toronto

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Secretary, Class Actions Section, Ontario Bar Association (2018-2019) 
  • Vice-Chair, Products Liability General Committee, ABA TIPS (2017-2018) (2018-2019)
  • Executive, Ontario Bar Association - Class Actions Section (2011-present)
  • President, Ontario Bar Association (1998-1999)
  • International Association of Defence Counsel
  • Chair, Defence Research Institute Complex Commercial Litigation Section (2014-2016)
  • Co-Chair, Defense Research Institute Class Actions and Multiparty Litigation Section, Drug and Medical Devices Committee (2015-present)
Speaker Protecting the Lawyer-Client Privilege Within and Across Borders: What the In-House Counsel Needs to Know Canadian Corporate Counsel Association National Conference location location Toronto, ON, Canada
Speaker Canadian Automotive Class Actions ABA Motor Vehicle Litigation Conference location location Coronado, CA, USA


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