David Morritt

Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

David Morritt

David Morritt

Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Biography

David was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1984 after serving as law clerk to Mr. Justice Estey at the Supreme Court of Canada. David has been a partner with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP since 1989 and his practice covers a range of corporate and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on product and professional liability, securities litigation, shareholder rights, corporate governance and oppression proceedings, and contract and commercial issues. David has extensive experience in defending class actions and regulatory proceedings, and in providing risk management advice for innovative product manufacturers and for professionals and businesses generally.

David has acted as counsel in cases in all levels of the courts of Ontario and in the federal judicial system (including the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada), and in the courts of other provinces. In addition, he has been counsel in numerous ADR proceedings, including arbitrations, mediations and neutral evaluations.

David was a two term member of the Board of Directors of the Advocates’ Society, Past-Chair and a member of the Board of Directors of the Sir William Campbell Foundation and a past member of the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties Section. He is a key contact for the Osler Product Liability Group and a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee. David also serves as the firm’s Risk Management Partner and Counsel. He has been a guest instructor at Osgoode Hall Law School’s annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and has written extensively and spoken frequently at conferences and seminars. David was selected for inclusion in the inaugural and subsequent editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Product Liability). He is also recognized as a Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation Canada 2012 and as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global.

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BCL

Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.

LLB

The University of Western Ontario, which is commonly referred to among Canadian universities as Western, is a public research university located in London, Ontario, Canada. The university's main campus covers 455 hectares (1,120 acres) of land, with the Thames River running through the eastern portion. The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "The Western University of London Ontario." It incorporated Huron University College, which had been founded in 1863.

Memberships
Member

Ontario Bar Association is a bar association representing lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Ontario. It is also a branch of the Canadian Bar Association. Established in 1907, OBA was incorporated on April 22, 1985.

Career History
Partner
1989 - Current

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP provides legal services. It offers services in the areas of business law, commercial property, communications and media, trade, construction & infrastructure, corporate finance, and intellectual property. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Toronto, ON.

Clerk
Prior

The Supreme Court of Canada is the highest court of Canada, the final court of appeals in the Canadian justice system. Its decisions are the ultimate expression and application of Canadian law and binding upon all lower courts of Canada.

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Member, Executive Committee
Prior

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP provides legal services. It offers services in the areas of business law, commercial property, communications and media, trade, construction & infrastructure, corporate finance, and intellectual property. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Toronto, ON.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

The Advocates' Society operates as an advocates association. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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