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June 2020

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26 FEATURE TOP CIVIL LITIGATION AND CRIMINAL BOUTIQUES founded by Brian's late brother Edward. Greenspan Partners LLP specializes in crim- inal, regulatory and administrative matters. On its website, the firm states it continues to practise the complete defence values and principles of its founder. Senior partner Julianna Greenspan is a trial and appellate advocate with more than 20 years of experience practising exclu- sively in criminal defence, both in Canada and the United States. Her partner, Brad Greenshields, has practised criminal law for more than a decade and has success- fully appeared in all levels of the Ontario courts and at the Supreme Court of Canada. The firm also recently added new asso- ciate Ethan Radomski, who successfully completed articles with the firm. The firm's practice also includes extradition matters, cross-border criminal investigations and litigation, financial crimes and professional disciplinary hearings. Henein Hutchison LLP Toronto Henein Hutchison's expertise in regulatory, criminal and civil litigation has it involved in many headline-grabbing cases, including acting for the Canadian plaintiffs in the Harvey Weinstein litigation. The firm is also often retained in the criminal appellate and public law contexts, routinely litigating prec- edent-setting cases. For example, the firm's Matthew Gourlay recently acted in R. v. Chan, a case that tested the constitutionality of s. 33.1 of the Criminal Code — known as the extreme intoxication defence. The firm acts extensively in regulatory and administrative matters such as the Justice of the Peace Review Counsel, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, the Ontario College of Pharmacists and the Law Society of Ontario. Other notable, recent clients include former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant, Vice Admiral Mark Norman, former CBC radio personality Jian Ghomeshi and Andrew Stronach. The firm is frequently consulted by in-house counsel to provide advice on internal corporate matters and works with other firms on complex cases including internal investiga- tions. The firm also advises large corporations, government entities, sport organizations and professional firms on domestic and foreign corruption issues, FINTRAC compliance, OSC matters and a range of other regulatory compliance questions and strategic issues. Lockyer Campbell Posner Toronto The firm was founded in 2005 and practises a wide range of criminal law, from defence of the wrongly convicted to driving, drug, tax and homicide cases. Richard Posner told Canadian Lawyer that one of the most signif- icant pieces of litigation the firm handled in the last year was that between Her Majesty the Queen and Hamad Anwar and Tiffany Harvey. The London, Ont. couple was charged with prostitution-related offences for allegedly running an escort agency. Acting for the couple, James Lockyer brought a constitutional challenge to the Criminal Code sections under which the two were charged. This February, Justice Thomas McKay of the Ontario Court of Justice found the laws against procuring, advertising and materially benefiting from someone else's sexual services were unconstitutional. Although the decision is not binding and does not result in a striking down of the legislation, Posner says the ruling is already making waves. "It provides a very significant precedent that is, as I understand it, being used by many lawyers across the country." Peck and Company Vancouver Last time Canadian Lawyer published its Top Criminal Boutiques list, the historic Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Jordan was on every legal mind, which set a new standard for what constituted an unreasonable trial delay. Peck and Company's Tony Paisana and Eric Gottardi acted for the appellant Barrett Richard Jordan back in 2016. This year, the firm is involved in another headline-hogging litigation: acting as counsel for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Since a U.S. court issued an arrest warrant and Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver, the extradition process has set off diplomatic tensions between Canada and China, which have resulted in import suspen- sions and the resignation of the Canadian ambassador to China. "It's been a full-time job. Not only for [Richard Peck] and I but for a lot of the firm.

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