Ruth Promislow practises commercial litigation with a strong focus on commercial crime, including cyber security, Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, employee fraud and anti-money laundering. Other areas of Ruth's practice include negotiation and advocacy in the realm of complex contractual disputes, professional negligence, corporate governance, reinsurance, insolvency, medical marijuana, fashion and entertainment.
Ruth has extensive experience with recovery issues relating to commercial crime, including receiverships, tracing, freezing and recovering proceeds of crime. She oversees and conducts internal investigations for clients, working with internal and external auditors. Ruth works with clients to develop and implement comprehensive and effective action plans following a cybersecurity or other fraudulent attack, and also advises on steps to prevent against such attacks.
Ruth regularly appears before the courts of a number of provinces, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Ruth regularly speaks at Canadian and international conferences on issues relating to commercial crime and cybersecurity. She also is a regular speaker at RCMP educational courses on fraud.
- Counsel for Court-appointed Receiver in a $50 million ponzi scheme [Harry Snoek Limited Partnership (Re), 2012 ONCA 765];
- Counsel for applicants in oppression remedy application involving allegations of fraud , ownership of companies and cybersecurity issues;
- Counsel for plaintiff in investment fraud matter involving $20 million fraud [Massa v. Sualim, 2013 ONSC 7520 (CanLII);
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