Chris Somerville has a record of diligent and resourceful advocacy in a wide range of cases. His experience and skills cover commercial and civil litigation in general, and securities litigation, administrative law, and employment disputes in particular.
- Frequently represents investment dealers and advisors in a variety of matters.
- Research assistant to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Investor Advisory Panel, while articling at a national, full-service law firm (2010-2011).
- Won First Place Pair and Second Place Factum at the 2009 Laskin constitutional and administrative law moot, where he mooted in French.
- Received the John Yaremko Award in Human Rights during law school at the University of Toronto. Chris also created and led a student research team focusing on indigenous rights, foreign investment, and natural resources for the faculty's International Human Rights Program (2009-2010).
- Before law school, Chris co-wrote a documentary film on barriers to girls' education in Northern Ghana, where he participated in the World University Service of Canada's International Seminar. Chris was also a competitive university debater and served as the Treasurer of the Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate.
- Civil Litigation
- Class Actions
- Commercial Litigation
- Employment Disputes, including wrongful dismissal cases
- Partnership Disputes
- Securities Litigation
- Shareholder Disputes
Education and Experience
- Juris Doctor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2010
- B.A. (Honours), University of Toronto, 2007
- Associate, Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, 2011-Present
- Called to the Bar, Ontario, 2011
- Articling and Summer Student, Bennett Jones LLP, 2009-2011
- LSAT Instructor, Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions, 2006-2007
Professional Activities And Associations
- Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada
- Member of the Advocates’ Society
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