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Glenn M. Zakaib

Company Information

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
22 Adelaide St W Ste 3400 E Twr
Toronto, ON M5H 4E3 Canada
(416) 367-6664
Member Bio
Glenn Zakaib is with BLG's Toronto office as National Co-chair of the Class Actions Group, providing strategic direction and coordination of the group across Canada. He has an extensive background in precedent-setting class actions matters, bringing astute insights forward to defend public and private sector clients against all manner of claims. Glenn's expertise extends across industry sectors. He has a strong track record of successfully defending class action proceedings and product liability claims related to medical, consumer, industrial, pharmaceutical, automotive, aviation, and electrical products, as well as life insurance, misrepresentation, and Competition Act claims.
A strong believer in helping to further advance the legal profession in support of clients, Glenn has held various positions in key industry associations, including past roles with Defense Research Institute (DRI) such as Chair, DRI International; Canadian Regional Director; Chair of the Automotive SLG; and Chair of the International SLG. Glenn continues to be actively involved with DRI's Product Liability, Drug and Medical Device, Commercial Litigation and International Committees. He also serves as the current Chair of the Automotive SLG and is a member of DRI's Law Institute.
Glenn has been consistently recognized by various ranking agencies, including recognition as Litigation Star (Class Action, Commercial, Product Liability) in The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. He has also been selected by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada® for work in Class Action Litigation and Product Liability Law and is ranked at the highest level (Band 1) by both Chambers Global and Chambers Canada.

Firm Information
•Toronto-based law firm of more than 200 lawyers focused on serving the transaction, advocacy and advisory needs of Canada’s most dynamic business sectors

•Emphasis on core practice areas of corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance, tax, intellectual property, real estate, international business and government relations

•One of the largest business law practices in Canada, serving multinational, national and mid-market entities and dedicated to value-driven public and private M&A, financing and other transactional work

•Consistently ranked at or near the top of Bloomberg and Thomson Financial deals league tables for M&A and equity offerings

•Cited as market leaders by Chambers Global, ALM 500, Best Lawyers, Lexpert, Global Counsel and others

•Acted on deals honoured at the Canadian Dealmakers’ Gala every year since its inception
•Represented winners at the Canadian General Counsel Awards annually since 2008
•Dedicated to staying on the leading edge of trends in law and business to offer timely proactive and preventative advice that adds demonstrable value

•Serving leadership roles in business, political, civic, charitable and cultural organizations in community, national and international organizations

•Affiliations with premier law firms in other jurisdictions across Canada and internationally

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Practice Areas
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commercial Litigation
Drug & Medical Device
Industry-Wide Litigation
International Law
Mass Tort
Medical Liability
Personal Injury Litigation
Products Liability
Professional Liability
Trial Tactics
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Aviation Law
Commercial Litigation
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
DRI International
Drug and Medical Device

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