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Litigation Star


British Columbia

Practice area:

Class action
White collar crime

Ross McGowan is a partner in the BLG Vancouver office. He provides a broad range of compliance, risk management and litigation support, with a focus on assisting financial institutions in combating fraud and corruption. He also advises clients in operations, payment systems, policy advice and regulatory compliance matters.

Within his practice, Ross works with a variety of insurers to provide coverage and subrogation advice relating to fraud losses, bondability of employees, policy design and defence of claims. Ross’ expertise also extends to commercial leasing disputes, advising landlords, property managers and tenants on an array of issues.

Ross has represented Canadian banks and credit unions at trial and appellate courts across Canada on national and provincial class action defence matters, including ones requiring extensive knowledge of the Bills of Exchange Act, Payment Canada’s Automated Clearing Settlement System Rules and Standards, the Bank Act, the Credit Union Incorporation Act, the Financial Institutions Act, and other legislation.

Ross is recognized as leading counsel by Benchmark and Who’s Who Legal for his expertise in litigation, arbitration, class actions, commercial law, securities, white collar crime, asset recovery, and business crime defence. He received his LLB from the University of Toronto (1987) and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1988.


Updated April 2022