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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 seven civil appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada, six of which are included in Lexpert Magazine’s annual list of the Top 10 Business Decisions in Canada for the years 2013-2015, with two ranked #1. He has also appeared as counsel before all levels of the Federal, Ontario and British Columbia courts, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench and in commercial arbitrations, making oral submissions in appeals, complex motions and on judicial review.

He 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 member of our National Precedents and Opinions Committee and our National Class Actions, Securities Litigation and Product Liability Groups.

Mr. Kain is a contributing author of Defending Class Actions in Canada, 2nd ed., 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, Advocates’ Quarterly, Banking and Finance Law Review and Alberta Law Review. His publications have been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada and the Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario courts.

He is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law, where he teaches the upper-year course, Advanced Contract Law, and was formerly an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he taught the upper-year course, Economic Torts. 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, the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the Canadian Energy Law Foundation.

Mr. Kain currently serves on the executive committee of the Class Actions Section of the Ontario Bar Association, and is a member of the Canadian, American and International Bar Associations.

He 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 an inactive/non-practising member of the Alberta and British Columbia bars, where he was called in 2005.



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