Clarke's practice focuses on civil litigation and enforcement proceedings before securities regulators in Canada. Clarke has appeared as counsel before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Courts of British Columbia and Nova Scotia, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA).
Clarke has worked on a wide variety of commercial and securities litigation matters, including applications under the Business Corporations Act and the Securities Act, professional negligence, fraud actions, and fiduciary litigation, including complex commercial litigation matters. He regularly acts for directors and officers of private and public corporations, and acts for both private and public companies with respect to receivership and valuation applications at the Commercial List. Clarke also has experience in matters involving securities class actions, proxy battles and shareholder disputes, employment matters and defamation.
Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Clarke articled with the OSC, where he clerked for one of the Vice-Chairs and completed a secondment in the OSC's enforcement branch.
In 2018, Clarke received the Lexpert Rising Star Award which recognizes leading lawyers under the age of 40 across Canada. Clarke has also been recognized by Benchmark Litigation Canada as one of the top litigation lawyers under 40 in Canada and as a Future Litigation Star.
Speaker, “Identifying and Limiting the Risk of Civil and Regulatory Litigation”, 2018 Carte Wealth Management Inc. Annual Conference, October 23, 2018.
Speaker, “The Paper Chase: Documentary Requests and Production”, Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases, Osgoode Professional Development Program, January 26, 2017
Speaker, “Avoiding Client Litigation”, Client Seminar, January 9, 2015
Speaker, “Regulatory Settlements”, Advocates’ Society Third Annual Securities Symposium, September 12, 2013
Speaker, 13th Fund Manager Selection and Oversight Course, Federated Press, June 6-7, 2012