The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is pleased to announce the updated membership of the Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee (SPAC).
The SPAC is an advisory committee to the OSC’s Office of the Secretary. The SPAC provides comment and advice on a variety of policy and procedural initiatives relating to proceedings before the Commission’s administrative tribunal. The SPAC includes members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario who are currently practising, or have within the last three years practised, in the area of securities litigation. Members serve three-year terms. Staff of the OSC’s Enforcement Branch and Office of the Secretary also serve on the committee.
The Office of the Secretary would like to thank former SPAC member Jessica Kimmel for her time, expertise and valuable contributions.
New incoming members are:
|David Conklin||Goodmans LLP|
|Lara Jackson||Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP|
|Brad Moore||Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP|
Continuing members are:
|Grace Knakowski||Secretary to the Commission, OSC (Chair of SPAC)|
|Daniel Bach||Siskinds LLP|
|Robert Blair||Manager, Adjudication Legal Services, Office of the Secretary, OSC|
|Matthew Britton||Senior Litigation Counsel and Head of Appeals, Enforcement Branch, OSC|
|Andrea Burke||Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP|
|Derek Ferris||Senior Litigation Counsel, Enforcement Branch, OSC|
|Andrew Gray||Torys LLP|
|Susan Kushneryk||Hansell LLP|
|Ryan Morris||Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP|
|Bruce O’Toole||Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP|
|Laura Paglia||Borden Ladner Gervais LLP|
|Shara Roy||Lenczner Slaght LLP|
|Usman Sheikh||Gowling WLG|
|Carolyn Slon||Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Secretary, OSC (secretary to SPAC)|
|Johanna Superina||Deputy Director, Enforcement Branch, OSC|
Additional information about the SPAC, including its mandate, is available on the OSC’s website.
The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca.