Derek is of counsel to the firm. His practice focuses on research and written advocacy in the areas of class action, securities and complex commercial litigation. He is a member of the Rules Secretariat, the research arm of the Ontario Civil Rules Committee.
Derek graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. He is currently a member of the plaintiff counsel team in Fantl v. Transamerica, Fresco v. CIBC and Fulawka v. Bank of Nova Scotia, and is involved in various of the firm’s defence-side class action files.
Derek is editor and co-author, together with Garry D. Watson, of Holmested and Watson: Ontario Civil Procedure, and a contributing author and editor of Watson and McGowan, Ontario Civil Practice.
Class Action Litigation
Admissions and Affiliations
Called to the Bar of Ontario 2006
Member, Rules Secretariat of the Civil Rules Committee
Advocates' Society, Member
B.A. (Hons.), M.A. - University of Western Ontario (1994, 1998)
Doctoral Studies, The Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research (1998-2000)