Profil d'un avocat
Thomas N.T. Sutton
CHAMP DE COMPÉTENCE
FACULTÉ DE DROIT
University of Detroit Mercy
Université de Windsor
ADMISSION AU BARREAU
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Tom is a partner in our Litigation Group.
Tom’s practice focuses on complex commercial, corporate governance and securities disputes and professional liability. According to the Lexpert directory, he is repeatedly recommended by his peers in both of these areas. In particular, he has developed a depth of experience in telecommunications litigation, franchise and complex product and service distribution disputes, IP piracy and related injunctive remedies, and is one of our leading lawyers in electronic discovery and related technology issues.
Since joining McCarthy Tétrault in 1996, Tom has appeared as trial and appellate counsel at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and various arbitral and administrative tribunals in Ontario. Several of his cases have received national media attention including reports on the CBC The National, the CBC World Report, the business sections of The Globe and Mail and National Post, the Lawyers’ Weekly and Law Times, and other national and local media organizations and he is often called upon by the media to comment on issues relating to electronic discovery, the impact of technology on the practice of law and the effective use of legal process outsourcing.
In recognition of his experience, Tom teaches Trial Advocacy as an adjunct professor with the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Kingston, ON, and Officers’ and Directors’ Liability as a member of faculty with The Directors College, the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Tom is also a regular speaker and seminar leader at The Advocates’ Society, Osgood Hall Law School’s CPD programs, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario). Tom has also served as a director on several charitable boards and has led special committees relating to corporate governance and the corporate re-organization of these charitable organizations.
Tom is recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of medical negligence in the current edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada.
Tom received his International Baccalaureate from the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific in 1988, his BA in International Relations/History/Economics from the University of Toronto in 1992, his MA in International Relations/History from the University of Toronto in 1993, his JD from the University of Detroit-Mercy in 1996 and his LLB from the University of Windsor in 1996. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1998. While in his third year of law school, Tom spent a semester in London, England, where his studies were focused on international business transactions, international arbitration and conflicts of law. While in London, Tom also undertook a mini-pupilage with a group of barristers in chambers at Middle Temple where he assisted counsel in relation to civil matters before the High Court.
Tom’s reported cases can be quickly found on CanLii or other similar electronic databases.
Parus sur nos blogues
La rédaction de clauses de libération générale dans les conventions de franchise : Mise en garde de la Cour supérieure de justice de l’Ontario
Leçons à tirer en matière de franchise de la décision de certification de Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix
3rd Enterprise Risk Management for Corporate Counsel
Ontario e-Discovery Institute 2012
Un tribunal ontarien examine un recours collectif en matière de franchisage qui conteste la portée du droit des franchiseurs de tirer avantage de la relation avec les franchisés
2nd E-Discovery for Government
Une Cour de l’Ontario rend une décision exhaustive et instructive dans le cadre d’un recours collectif en matière de franchisage
The Ontario e-Discovery Institute: e-Discovery for All Cases and All Lawyers
Hypothèques Trustco Canada c. Canada : Les institutions financières sur la sellette
e-Discovery Strategy, Tactics and Procedure When Requesting and Producing Documents
Transactions et causes