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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.

Awards & Recognition

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.

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Speaker, “Identifying and Limiting the Risk of Civil and Regulatory Litigation”, 2018 Carte Wealth Management Inc. Annual Conference, October 23, 2018.

Author, OSC Publishes Initiatives Aimed at Protecting Seniors, April 2018

Co-Author, “Should OBSI Have the Power to Make Binding Orders?, PCMA E-News Brief, January 30, 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


Direct: 416.217.0884
Fax: 416.217.0220
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Awards & Recognition

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Called to the Bar – 2008

LL.B., Queen’s University – 2007

B.Comm, Queen’s University – 2004


Member of The Advocates' Society