Graeme is the National Co-Chair of BLG's Investigations and White Collar Defence Group. He is a very experienced advocate who represents clients in complex, high-stakes litigation and investigations with uncompromising commitment to their cause.
Graeme is recognized as a leading White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations practitioner by Chambers Canada. He defends public and private companies, corporate directors, senior executives, regulated professionals and others in criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions, including under the Criminal Code, the Competition Act, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, the Income Tax Act, the Ontario Securities Act, and occupational health and safety legislation. He has acted as counsel in some of the most significant white collar investigations and prosecutions in recent Canadian history, including most recently in landmark bribery and tax evasion matters.
As part of his white collar defence practice, Graeme is frequently engaged to conduct corporate internal investigations in response to allegations of corporate or employee misfeasance. In addition, he provides advice regarding compliance with anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, sanctions and other penal legislation.
Graeme’s practice also encompasses related civil litigation, including fraud and asset recovery litigation, bills of exchange disputes, securities litigation and class actions, as well as public law.
Graeme teaches Trial Advocacy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and previously taught Evidence at Osgoode Hall Law School as an adjunct professor. He has testified as an expert witness on criminal and constitutional law issues before the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on multiple occasions.