Akiva Stern is an associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto.
Akiva maintains a general litigation practice including corporate commercial litigation, competition law, regulatory matters, and professional negligence including medical malpractice and auditor liability.
During his time in the JD/MBA program, Akiva was highly involved in both the business and law faculties. At the Faculty of Law, Akiva experienced success in several mooting competitions, including: Third Place at the Canada-United States Law Institute Business-Law Case Competition, and was selected as a Finalist and Top Oralist in the 2016 Zuber Moot Competition. At the business faculty, Akiva assisted in the creation and management of the first student-run investment fund, holding the inaugural position of Managing Director for two years. Akiva was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Leadership 2017, as well as the Dr. John Whiteside Prize in Professional Ethics and Conduct in 2018.
Akiva is one of the founding ambassadors for the Capitalize for Kids Student Investors Challenge, which seeks to promote financial literacy and raise money for mental health initiatives in Toronto. He also served as a lecturer for the Master of Engineering Management Program at the University of Windsor and the Continuing Education program at St. Clair College on the topics of Business and Negotiations.
Akiva obtained his Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Honours) from York University as well as a Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Toronto. He received his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor in 2018.
Akiva was called to the Ontario bar in 2019. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.