OSC announces new securities proceedings advisory committee members

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 BrittonSenior 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 GrayTorys 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 RoyLenczner Slaght LLP
Usman Sheikh Gowling WLG
Carolyn Slon        Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Secretary, OSC (secretary to SPAC)
Johanna SuperinaDeputy 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.