Graeme is a very experienced trial and appellate advocate whose practice focuses on white collar criminal defence, international trade and investment law, complex commercial disputes and public law.
Graeme is widely recognized as one of Canada's leading white collar criminal defence lawyers. He has been counsel in several of the most notable white collar and regulatory investigations and prosecutions in recent Canadian history, including the successful defence of one of the accused in the landmark bribery prosecution R. v. Barra, major domestic and international cartel investigations, and multiple high-profile Ontario Securities Commission investigations and enforcement actions. In addition, Graeme is frequently retained by companies to conduct internal investigations and instructed in related civil litigation.
Graeme also has significant experience providing representation and advice in international trade and investment matters, including with respect to economic sanctions, blocking measures (Cuba), customs laws, export, import and technology transfer controls, national security measures and anti-corruption compliance.
Graeme taught Trial Advocacy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law for several years. He also previously taught Evidence at Osgoode Hall Law School as an adjunct professor. In addition, Graeme 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.