Eli obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall law school in 2006. Since that time, for almost 15 years, Eli has combined his significant securities, consumer and commercial law knowledge with substantial courtroom experience to drive results for investors and consumers in class action litigation against banks, telecoms, and other large public companies.
Eli has had significant successes in holding large corporations accountable for their actions. A representative sample of these include acting on the counsel team for:
- certifying and successfully resolving a class action against a large well known investment bank on an action alleging unpaid overtime;
- certifying and successfully resolving a class action against a big 4 accounting firm alleging unpaid overtime;
- certifying action against a well known travel website;
- certifying and successfully resolving a class action against an accounting firm arising from allegations of misrepresentations in financial statements of a reporting issuer;
- certifying an action on appeal against an investment bank relative to allegations of misrepresentation in a prospectus, and
- certifying two class actions against two large telecoms.
Recently Eli acted as part of the counsel team obtaining authorization and leave to proceed against a large pharmaceutical company resulting in payouts to class members in excess of $120MM and a securities class action against a billion dollar gaming website which resulted in the largest settlement for an action involving alleged insider trading as well as the highest percentage-recovery based on secondary market liability limits under applicable securities legislation in Canadian history.
In addition to his work in the class action space, Eli maintains a busy litigation practice acting for plaintiffs and defendants, bringing and defending actions on the commercial list in Toronto, bringing and defending claims arising from aborted real estate transactions, partnership disputes, inter-corporation shareholder disputes, and acting on bankruptcy and receivership files.