Keegan Boyd

Partner

Toronto
Keeganboyd@blg.com
416.367.6444

Keegan defends hospitals, healthcare organizations, and professionals against allegations of professional misconduct and negligence in both civil and regulatory contexts. He also represents corporate and individual clients in a broad range of commercial disputes, including contract disputes, product liability claims, and class actions.

Keegan brings a pragmatic and business-minded approach to the practice of law. He regularly advises clients on matters related to medical devices and technology, regulatory compliance, incident reporting, adverse events, physician credentialing, privacy, disclosure, and risk management.

Keegan routinely appears before all levels of court in Ontario and represents clients before other courts, administrative bodies, and tribunals, including the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. For several years, Keegan taught the Trial Advocacy course at Queen’s University as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law.

Experience

  • Counsel to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers in the defence of various proceedings involving allegations of medical negligence and professional misconduct, including jury and non-jury trials, appeals, complaints, investigations, motions, and inquests.
  • Counsel to a hospital in the defence of a class action relating to data breaches by former employees.
  • Counsel to a pharmaceutical company in the defence of a product liability class action relating to a drug used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
  • Counsel to a distributor in the defence of a $60 million product liability claim against various local and international defendants in relation to the supply of allegedly defective pipe to a major oil sands project.
  • Counsel to one of the world's largest charitable organizations in a contractual dispute relating to a $29 million grant.
  • Counsel to shareholders in oppression and breach of contract claims, as well as in disputes concerning the relationship between shareholders and the dissolution and winding up of corporations.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member-At-Large, Executive Committee, CBA Health Law Section
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • Member, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

Community Involvement

  • Unaccompanied Minors Project, 2009-2017
  • Pro Bono Law Ontario – Small Claims Court Duty Counsel, 2009-2015

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2009
  • JD, York University, 2008
  • MBA,, Schulich School of Business, 2008
  • B. Eng., (Mechanical),, York University, 2004