Kate is a partner at Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP. Kate’s litigation practice includes complex corporate/commercial, professional discipline, employment, fraud and defamation issues. She has appeared before all levels of the Ontario courts as well as the British Columbia Supreme Court, and before various arbitrators and administrative tribunals. Her practice maintains a significant focus on securities regulation, acting regularly on investigations and proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association. She also has experience in dealing with matters before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Municipal Board and the Financial Planning Standards Council.
In 2020/2021 Kate was co-lead counsel to the Covid-19 Long Term Care Commission, which investigated deaths from the virus in Ontario long-term care homes. In 2019/20 she was also Lead Inquiry Counsel to Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco on the Town of Collingwood Judicial Inquiry. In 2017/18 she acted as Senior Enforcement Counsel in the Enforcement Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission on a secondment. In that role, she represented Staff of the Commission in numerous enforcement matters, including prosecuting allegations of unregistered trading, illegal distributions and fraud and advising on confidential investigations. She acted for Staff in a significant joint hearing before the Commission and the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan involving the interpretation of a newly-adopted takeover bid regime and its applicability to a contested takeover in the cannabis industry.
Last updated June 2021