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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
*practising through a professional corporation


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, The Legal 500 (Canada) and Best Lawyers in 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.



Career & Education


  • LLM University of Cambridge
  • LLB University of Toronto

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Vice-Chair, Products Liability General Committee, ABA TIPS (2017-present)
  • Executive, Ontario Bar Association - Class Actions Section (2011-2019)
  • 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)


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker Practical Considerations in Class Action Settlements and Settlement Administration ABA Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Conference location location Scottsdale, AZ
Speaker Bring It On – International Litigation Trends: What’s Hot, What’s Not IADC, International Corporate Counsel College location location Vienna, Austria
Speaker Global Class Actions: What You Need to Know About Canadian Class Actions and Litigation Funding DRI Business Litigation and IP Superconference location location Houston, TX


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