BA (Hon)(McGill), MA (McGill), JD (Osgoode), Law Society of Ontario
Andrew Porter is a partner at Lenczner Slaght LLP. His trial and appellate practice encompasses a range of general litigation, including commercial litigation, professional liability, and professional regulation. His clients regularly include corporations, shareholders, professionals as well as their regulatory bodies.
Mr. Porter has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada, at all levels of court in Ontario, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, and various administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Mr. Porter has represented his clients in contentious shareholder disputes, contractual interpretation applications, motions for injunctions and as co-counsel in the defence of several class actions. He has developed experience in new and emerging technologies, including several cases involving crypto-currencies.
Mr. Porter has an interest in the intersection of civil and criminal quasi-criminal liability, and has successfully represented individuals charged with criminal offences, including by obtaining an acquittal at trial on the basis of multiple violations of the Charter.