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Kate McGrann

Partner

Direct: 416.217.0850
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Kate’s litigation practice includes complex corporate/commercial, professional discipline, employment, fraud, and defamation issues. She has appeared before all levels of the Ontario courts as well as the British Columbia Supreme Court, and before various arbitrators and administrative tribunals. Her practice maintains a significant focus on securities regulation, acting regularly on investigations and proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association.  She also has experience in dealing with matters before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Municipal Board and the Financial Planning Standards Council.

In 2017-18 she acted as Senior Enforcement Counsel in the Enforcement Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission on a secondment.  In that role, she represented Staff of the Commission in numerous enforcement matters, including prosecuting allegations of unregistered trading, illegal distributions and fraud, and advising on confidential investigations. She acted for Staff in a significant joint hearing before the Commission and the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan involving the interpretation of a newly-adopted takeover bid regime and its applicability to a contested takeover in the cannabis industry.

Before joining Crawley MacKewn Brush, Ms. McGrann was an associate in another Toronto litigation firm, also practising civil and regulatory litigation.  Over her career she has advised and represented clients in a wide variety of subject areas ranging from indigenous rights to intellectual property, municipal law and professional negligence. She holds her JD from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and her B.Sc. from McMaster University, where her research and published work focused on antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

Awards & Recognition

In 2018, Kate was recognized by Benchmark Canada as one of the top litigation lawyers under 40 in Canada. She has also been recognized by Benchmark Canada as a Future Litigation Star.

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Co-Chair, “Beyond Mentoring: A Dialogue on Sponsorship for Women Advocates”, Breakfast Near Tiffany’s VII, The Advocates’ Society, October 10, 2018 

Speaker and Author, “CSA Proposed Best Interest Standard”, OBA Securities Litigation in the Regulatory Environment, October 23, 2017

Co-Author, When Is “Close” Close Enough? Assessing the Availability of the Family, Friends and Business Associates Prospectus Exemption, PCMA E-News Brief, Sept 26, 2017

Author, “Creating, Maintaining and Protecting the Corporate Reputation Online”, (2014) Vol 3 Financial Governance Journal

Kate McGrann

Partner

 

Direct: 416.217.0850

Fax: 416.217.0220

Email:

 

 

Associations

Member, Advocates’ Society, Securities Litigation Practice Group

Member, Advocates’ Society, +10 Standing Committee

Mentor, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers

Education

Called to the Bar – 2008

Successfully completed the New York State Bar Examinations

LL.B., University of Toronto – 2007

B.Sc.(Hons) McMaster University