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Best Lawyers in Canada, David Conklin - Recognized, Class Action Litigation, 2021

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Conklin - Recognized, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2021

Chambers Canada, David Conklin - Ranked, Litigation: General Commercial - Ontario, 2021

The Legal 500 Canada, David Conklin - Recommended, Dispute Resolution, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Repeatedly Recommended, Class Actions, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Consistently Recommended, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Consistently Recommended, Litigation - Securities, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Conklin - Recognized, Class Action Litigation, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Conklin - Recognized, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2020

Chambers Canada, David Conklin - Ranked, Litigation: General Commercial - Ontario, 2020

Chambers Canada, David Conklin - Ranked, Litigation: General Commercial - Ontario, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Conklin - Recognized, Class Action Litigation, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Conklin - Recognized, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, David Conklin - Recommended, Dispute Resolution, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Repeatedly Recommended, Class Actions, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Consistently Recommended, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Consistently Recommended, Litigation - Securities, 2019

Lexpert Special Edition, David Conklin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Conklin - Recognized, Class Action Litigation, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Conklin - Recognized, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2018

Chambers Canada, David Conklin - Ranked, Litigation - General Commercial: Ontario, 2018

Lexpert Special Edition, David Conklin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe and Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Consistently Recommended, Class Actions, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Consistently Recommended, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Consistently Recommended, Litigation - Securities, 2018

Lexpert Magazine, David Conklin - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Commercial Litigation, 2017

Lexpert Magazine, David Conklin - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Class Actions, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Conklin - Recognized, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Conklin - Recognized, Class Action Litigation, 2017

Chambers Canada, David Conklin - Ranked, Dispute Resolution: Ontario, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Consistently Recommended, Class Actions, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Consistently Recommended, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Securities, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Repeatedly Recommended, Class Actions, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Securities, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Conklin - Recognized, Class Action Litigation, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Conklin - Recognized, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2016

Lexpert Special Edition, David Conklin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Consistently Recommended, Class Actions, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Securities, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Conklin - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, 2014

Benchmark Canada, David Conklin - Future Star, General Commercial: Ontario, 2014

Benchmark Canada, David Conklin - Future Star, Securities: Ontario, 2014

Benchmark Canada, David Conklin - Litigation Star, Securities: Canada, 2014

Benchmark Canada, David Conklin - Future Star, General Commercial: Ontario, 2013

Benchmark Canada, David Conklin - Future Star, Securities: Ontario, 2013

Benchmark Canada, David Conklin - Litigation Star, Securities: Canada, 2013

David Conklin

Partner

dconklin@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.5164
Fax:   416.979.1234

David Conklin is a partner at Goodmans.  He is a commercial litigator with a practice emphasis on corporate governance and business valuation.  David has extensive experience appearing before all levels of civil courts in Ontario litigating commercial disputes involving Securities Act claims of misrepresentation, class actions, shareholder and partnership disputes, oppression claims, breach of confidentiality and other fiduciary duties, secured and unsecured creditor claims, professional negligence claims and other related business law issues.  David represents shareholders, boards of directors and entrepreneurs of both private and public companies.

Before joining Goodmans in 2007, David was a partner and senior litigator at a leading Toronto litigation boutique. David received his LL.M from Columbia University in New York City focusing on capital markets, corporate finance and governance issues.  In 2006 he passed the New York Bar and began practicing with one of the most prominent securities and class action firms in the United States.

Throughout his career, David has taught a variety of legal and business courses.  For a number of years he taught trial advocacy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and also with Advocates' Society.  Since 2007, David has taught courses on corporate governance and merger and acquisitions in the Schulich School of Business MBA program.

Education Columbia University School of Law (LL.M, 2007)
University of Toronto (LL.B, 1991)
Professional Affiliations

Advocate’s Society
American Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association

Year of Call

1993 Ontario
2007 New York