Maureen Ward practices commercial litigation and has significant experience in international financial crime and related multi-jurisdictional disputes, including international asset recovery, receiverships in relation to white-collar crime, corruption-related investigations and litigation, financial regulatory investigations and providing legal and strategic advice after the discovery of a fraud.
Maureen represents clients in a broad range of matters, including commercial arbitration proceedings, litigation regarding fraud, complex cross-border litigation, Investor-State NAFTA disputes, insurance, competition law matters, contract disputes, directors' and officers' liability and professional negligence. Her advocacy experience includes litigation of issues regarding Ponzi schemes, offshore banking, money laundering, bank liability, data-breaches, bills of exchange, investment disputes, the enforcement of foreign judgments and commercial arbitration awards, tracing and related injunctive relief in high-net-worth contentious divorce cases involving hidden assets, letters rogatory, credit card and cheque fraud, fidelity claims, employee theft, secret commissions, major contractual disputes, international letters of credit and bankruptcy matters.
Maureen also has extensive experience in obtaining Mareva injunctions, Anton Piller orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders, orders in regard to fraudulent conveyances, restitution orders, and disclosure orders. Maureen also acts as an independent supervising solicitor for the execution of Anton Piller orders and provides advice in responding to injunctions.
Maureen was interviewed by CBC in respect of investment fraud in Canada. She is a frequent lecturer on litigation matters, including those related to fraud recovery, at legal conferences, universities and CLE programs, including for the Ontario Bar Association, Osgoode Law CLE, University of Western Law, the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators, Offshore Alert, Ontario Police College and the Canadian Health Care Anti-Fraud Association. Maureen was a guest instructor and also completed the Canadian Police College Integrated Financial Investigations course on Investment Fraud. She is also a co-author of the legal chapter of the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada Certification Manual.
Maureen is a member of the International Bar Association. She was awarded best oralist in Canada in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot competition.