I have been a member of the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee since 2013. Since that time I have worked on all aspects of YASC’s work from organizing and hosting the wildly popular Trivia Night to helping prepare submissions on policy issues and interventions in Supreme Court cases. As part of the YASC Executive, I look forward to furthering YASC’s role as the authoritative voice for young advocates across Canada and meeting many new friends as YASC expands its national reach!
J.D., Queen's University
B.A. (Hons.) Political Science and English, Queen's University
Chris Horkins is an associate in the Advocacy Group with a broad commercial litigation practice including franchise, product liability, insolvency, securities litigation and class actions defence. Prior to joining Cassels Brock as an associate in 2012, Chris was both a summer and articling student at the firm. Chris’s practice regularly involves: Acting for franchisors in franchise disputes, including class actions, rescission and good faith claims brought under the Arthur Wishart Act and the enforcement of post-termination restrictive covenants; Defending original equipment and component manufacturers for automobile, aircraft and watercraft products in personal injury, wrongful death and other product liability actions; Acting for court officers and creditors in Canadian and cross-border insolvency and restructuring proceedings; and Acting for shareholders, directors, officers and other stakeholders in corporate and securities litigation disputes including oppression remedy applications. Chris has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. He also has experience with arbitration and mediation proceedings as well as proceedings before administrative tribunals. Chris regularly acts as pro bono counsel for early childhood education professionals in disciplinary proceedings before the College of Early Childhood Educators as part of the joint legal assistance project administered by Cassels Brock and Pro Bono Law Ontario. Outside of work, Chris is a volunteer board member at RARE Theatre, a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting the voice of disenfranchised groups through theatre.
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