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Peter Joseph Henein

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Cozen O'Connor
22 Adelaide St W, Ste 2730
Toronto, ON M5H 4E3 Canada
(416) 361-3200
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Education: LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 2003; B.A. (with Distinction), University of Toronto, 1994
Call to the Bar: Ontario, 2004
Associations: The Advocates' Society (Former Chair of the Young Advocates' Standing Committee); Canadian Bar Association; Copyright Society of the USA; Defense Research Institute (DRI) [Chair of the International Special Law Group of the Product Liability Committee; Member of the Steering and Marketing committees of the IP Litigation group]; Ontario Bar Association
Achievements: The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014–2015 (Product Liability Law)
Peter Henein is a partner in the Advocacy Department who practises in the areas of class actions, product liability and intellectual property (including copyright and entertainment matters). He works with a wide variety of clients, ranging from international auto manufacturers and numerous other manufacturers around the world, Canadian copyright collectives and film and television producers.

Representative examples of Peter’s work include:

• Acting on multiple class actions for auto manufacturers
• Representing numerous auto manufacturers and distributors in product liability claims
• Providing risk management advice for a diverse range of manufacturers in different sectors, including specifically auto and power products
• Representing copyright collectives in tariff enforcement proceedings before the Copyright Board of Canada
• Representing television producers in claims of copyright infringement
• Assisting corporate clients with risk management issues and shareholder disputes

Peter is an active member of The Advocates’ Society. He sat as Chair on The Advocates’ Society Young Advocates’ Standing Committee from 2012 to 2013, as well as on the 2009 Principles of Professionalism Committee, which held the 2009 Symposium on Civility and Professionalism. In 2012, Peter helped develop and coordinate a follow-up symposium to develop practical tips for handling civility and professionalism issues. The result of this symposium is a supplement of Best Practices to the Principles of Professionalism and Principles of Civility for Advocates. Peter has guest lectured for the Osgoode Hall law school civil procedure class. He is also an active member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and is an annual contributor to the Watson & McGowan “Annual Survey of Recent Developments in Civil Procedure.”

Peter has been repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Product Liability.
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Practice Areas
Products Liability
DRI Committees
DRI International
Intellectual Property Litigation
Product Liability

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