Jim Patterson has a general litigation practice with a strong emphasis on civil fraud. He is co-head of the firm's fraud law practice.
Jim acts in a variety of litigation matters, including internal and special committee investigations, complex contractual disputes, class actions, professional negligence, insurance coverage and reinsurance matters, commercial arbitrations, fidelity insurance claims, directors and officers' insurance issues, foreign corrupt practices investigations, shareholder disputes and corporate governance issues.
Jim is counsel to several financial institutions and also acts for corporate and private victims of fraud. Jim conducts large-scale fraud investigations, including working with internal and external auditors, receivers, trustees in bankruptcy and special committees. He has significant expertise in recovery issues related to fraud including, Mareva injunctions, Anton Piller orders, international asset tracing, fraudulent conveyances, offshore banking and money laundering, restitution orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders and proceeds of crime.
Jim has appeared before the courts of a number of provinces and in all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Corporate and individual clients benefit from Jim's counsel on all aspects of integrity issues, including both regulatory and internal compliance.
He is a frequent lecturer on fraud issues to various police, corporate security and other fraud investigators and international conferences.
Jim is editor of the White Collar Crime Section in Legal Alert – Current Legal Developments Critical to Corporate Management (Carswell).