Called to Bar: 2002
Andrew joined JSS Barristers in 2014 to focus on civil litigation, as well as representing individuals and corporations charged with regulatory offences, in both the administrative and criminal context. Andrew has represented clients before the Alberta Securities Commission (“ASC”), the Saskatchewan Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Andrew’s specific litigation focus is on complex commercial and securities litigation, construction litigation, class actions, oppression remedy claims and derivative actions. Andrew has appeared successfully as lead counsel before all levels of Court in Alberta, including the Provincial Court criminal division, and has significant experience before the regulatory tribunals of the ASC. He has also appeared as counsel before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and the superior courts of other provinces. Andrew also has experience dealing with the Ontario Securities Commission and the British Columbia Securities Commission.
Andrew has written papers and given seminars and presentations on securities litigation matters, to both private practitioners and regulatory bodies throughout North America. He has also given presentations and seminars on construction litigation matters.
Andrew clerked at the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and obtained his LL.M. from Queens’ College, Cambridge University, England, earning a specialization in commercial law during that time.
He was an associate for 8 years at Bennett Jones LLP. In 2010 Andrew joined the ASC as Enforcement Counsel, Litigation. In his role as Enforcement Counsel, Andrew prosecuted offences under the Alberta Securities Act, in both the administrative/regulatory and quasi-criminal contexts.
Andrew prosecuted all manner of securities offences while with the ASC, with a particular focus on illegal insider trading, fraud and illegal distributions. He was lead counsel on some of Alberta’s (and Canada’s) most significant illegal insider trading cases.
After serving two years as managing partner beginning in 2020, Andrew now serves as the firm’s executive chairperson.
Updated April 2022