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Jason Wadden


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.5165
Fax:   416.979.1234

Jason Wadden is a partner in the Litigation Group at Goodmans.  His practice focuses on complex business law litigation, including cross-border, corporate-commercial, insolvency and restructuring, director and officer liability, corruption and fraud, competition, pensions, employment and internal investigations. Jason represents both public and private companies involved in a wide range of industries, including securities and financial services, resources and energy, insurance, manufacturing, technology and entertainment. 

Jason has extensive experience litigating matters arising in the insolvency and restructuring context in a wide range of situations. Among other matters, he has been counsel to court-appointed officers, debtors and creditors in proceedings involving Nortel, Sears, Target, Arc Productions, Urbancorp, Frontera Copper, SemCanada, Allen-Vanguard, Chemtura, Calpine, Ivaco, Cotton-Ginny, Muscletech and PCCU (the largest credit union collapse in Ontario), insurance companies and securities firms.

Jason is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario, where he teaches commercial litigation to senior law students. While studying at Western Law, Jason was awarded numerous prizes for academic achievement, and assisted in writing various textbooks in the areas of insolvency restructurings, secured transactions, and alternative dispute resolution.

In 2015, Jason was appointed by the Ontario government as a member of Halton Regional Police Services Board, the civilian governance body for the Halton Police Services, and was previously appointed by the by the Ontario government as a director of the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), which is responsible for administering over $1.2 billion in provincial health care funding in the region. Jason is also a former director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton. In 2018, Jason became Vice-Chair of the Advocacy Society’s Insolvency Litigation Practice Group for the 2018-2019 term, and will become Chair for the 2019-2020 term.

Jason has been ranked as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada for corporate-commercial and insolvency litigation and was recognized by the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada as a “Litigation Lawyer to Watch”. 

Education University of Western Ontario (LL.B. (With Distinction), 2001)
Wilfrid Laurier University (B.B.A., 1998)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Advocates’ Society 

Year of Call

2002 Ontario