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Brandon Kain








University of Toronto


British Columbia, 2005
Alberta, 2005
Ontario, 2004


Brandon Kain is a partner in our Litigation Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, class actions and regulatory/administrative law, with a particular emphasis upon written advocacy and opinions.

Mr. Kain has been counsel in 7 civil appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada, where he has acted for appellants, respondents and interveners. He has also appeared as counsel before the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Supreme Court and in commercial arbitrations, and has made oral submissions in appeals, complex motions and on judicial review.

Mr. Kain is co-founder of our National Appellate Litigation Group, and is the editor-in-chief of its award-winning blog, Canadian Appeals Monitor. He is also a contributing author of Defending Class Actions in Canada, published by CCH, and has written or co-written articles in the Canadian Bar Review, Canadian Business Law Journal, Supreme Court Law Review, Annual Review of Civil Litigation and Banking and Finance Law Review. His publications have been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in the areas of contract law and the economic torts.

Mr. Kain is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law, where he lectures in the area of advanced contract law. He has also presented for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Osgoode Professional Development, The Canadian Institute, The Commons Institute and the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy on issues relating to appellate litigation, contracts, administrative law and employment law.

Mr. Kain is a member of the 2014-2015 executive committee of the Class Actions Section of the Ontario Bar Association, and is also a member of the Canadian, American and International Bar Associations.

Mr. Kain obtained his LL.B. (Honours) from the University of Toronto in 2003, where he received the Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Award for Academic Excellence in first year, and graduated with Honours Standing. He also obtained his MA in philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1999 and his BA (First Class Honours) in philosophy from Queen's University in 1998.

He was called to the Ontario bar in 2004, and is also an inactive/non-practising member of the Alberta and British Columbia bars, where he was called in 2005.



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