Connor Bildfell is an associate in our Litigation Group in Vancouver. He maintains a general litigation practice with an emphasis on corporate/commercial, class action, and public law disputes.
Connor’s notable experience includes:
- representing the appellant in an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada concerning the nature and effect of Henson trusts (i.e., trusts designed to benefit persons living with disabilities);
- representing a Vancouver-based real estate developer in an appeal to the B.C. Court of Appeal concerning a contract dispute involving one of Vancouver’s most significant development projects;
- representing a constitutional rights organization in Federal Court proceedings concerning a Charter challenge to the “false statements” prohibition in the Canada Elections Act;
- representing a B.C. real estate developer in a multimillion-dollar dispute concerning the obligation to negotiate in good faith;
- defending a U.S. social media and technology company in Federal Court proceedings concerning alleged breaches of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act;
- defending a Canadian financial services company in a multi-jurisdictional class action concerning alleged breaches of the Competition Act in relation to credit card fees;
- defending an international pharmaceutical company in a multi-jurisdictional class action seeking recovery under the B.C. Opioid Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act;
- defending a U.S. mining company in B.C. Supreme Court proceedings concerning a multimillion-dollar contract dispute;
- defending a U.S. mining company in a proposed securities class action under the Ontario Securities Act concerning an alleged failure to publicly disclose material facts;
- defending a Vancouver-based resort development company against civil conspiracy allegations;
- advising a Toronto-based airport terminal operator on various legal, strategic, and operational issues; and
- advising a short-term accommodation platform on legal and strategic issues relating to municipal bylaws.
Connor’s scholarship has been published in the Advocate, Alberta Law Review, Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law, Canadian Bar Review, Canadian Criminal Law Review, Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice, Canadian Journal of Law and Technology, Construction Business, Dalhousie Law Journal, Ottawa Law Review, Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, Public Works Management & Policy, Review of Constitutional Studies, Saskatchewan Law Review, and UBC Law Review. He is also the copy editor of the Advocate, a legal journal circulated to all lawyers in British Columbia, and a regular contributor to the Firm’s blogs. He is also active in the community and currently serves on the board of the Allard Law Alumni Association. He speaks English, French, and some Mandarin.
Before joining the firm, Connor clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and the B.C. Court of Appeal. He received his J.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2016, graduating as the gold medallist. During law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief (Editorial) of the UBC Law Review, was a member of the winning team in the 2016 B.C. Law Schools Moot, worked as a research assistant, volunteered as a peer tutor, and participated in the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, which provides free legal assistance to persons with limited means. Before law school, Connor received his BCom from the University of Victoria in 2013, graduating at the top of his class. He also worked at an international accounting firm, was named “Business Co-op Student of the Year”, and studied abroad at Peking University in China.