Fraud Law

Key Contacts

Jim Patterson
Partner, Co-Head of Fraud Law
T: 416.777.6250
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Mohamed Munaf High Resolution Image Munaf Mohamed
Partner, Co-Head of Fraud Law
T: 403.298.4456
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Lincoln Caylor
Partner
T: 416.777.6121
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Mysak, Michael Michael D. Mysak
Partner
T: 403.298.8143
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Promislow Ruth Ruth E. Promislow
Partner
T: 416.777.4688
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Ward Maureen Image Maureen M. Ward
Partner
T: 416.777.4630
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Fraud is a global business threat with potentially devastating repercussions. From employee theft and securities fraud to Ponzi schemes and white collar crime, our Fraud Law Group quickly assesses fraudulent activity and its business implications. We then mobilize our highly specialized, results-oriented resources and networks to expedite the most cost-effective damage mitigation and asset investigation and recovery plan.

As pioneers in the fraud law arena and one of Canada's largest civil fraud practice groups, we have forged long-standing relationships with law enforcement, forensic consultants, private investigators, external auditors and international asset tracers who work on all aspects of the fraud investigation and recovery process. Our Group proactively advises our clients on risk assessment and fraud prevention strategies. We also are committed to continually educating our clients: we regularly publish, teach and speak about civil fraud law developments.

Select Experience

  • Canadian counsel to Hermitage Capital Management Limited with respect to the money laundering investigation by Canadian authorities regarding proceeds of a US$230 million tax refund fraud uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky.
  • Representation of a major financial institution in connection with a fraud recovery lawsuit to seek recovery of losses arising from a sophisticated cheque-kiting scheme involving the cycling of hundreds of millions of dollars in Canada and the United States – Bank of Montreal v. Mair Faibish et al.
  • Counsel for proposed representative plaintiffs in connection with a class action relating to an alleged Ponzi scheme alleged to have received in excess of $100 million from Albertan and Canadian investors.  In this regard, have obtained Receivership Orders against the key companies and Attachment Orders freezing the assets of alleged key defendants.

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Bennett Jones, ranked, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • 2016, Chambers Canada

    Bennett Jones, ranked, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

    "They are highly competent and are financially very literate. They are very good at crafting the evidence that is necessary - they have it down to a fine art."
  • 2016, The Lawyer International - Legal 100, Special Edition

    Bennett Jones - Law firm of the Year - Fraud & Asset Recovery Law - Canada


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