Dates: February 26 - 28, 2023
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
The Steering Committee welcomes a distinguished age relevant peer group consisting of an equal split of plaintiff and defense lawyers from across Canada who have been selected based on their experience and specialization in resolving class action disputes. All those participating have approximately 10 – 20 years of experience in the field.
Using candid, seminar-style discussion, the group identifies pressing issues, learns how others address these problems, and identifies solutions.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Ranjan Agarwal’s practice is focused on complex disputes, including class action, commercial, arbitration, constitutional, and employment matters. He has appeared as lead or co-counsel in almost 20 appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also briefed and argued numerous cases in Federal Court, Ontario, and across Canada, and provides strategic advice to companies, organizations, and individuals at all stages of complex litigation. Ranjan was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, and co-author of Class Actions Law and Practice. He has published numerous articles on a wide variety of litigation issues in the Supreme Court Law Review, National Journal of Constitutional Law, Alberta Law Review, Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, and the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law. He is also past President of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto, one of North America’s largest diverse bar associations, and 1st Vice-President of the Ontario Bar Association. Among other recognitions, Precedent magazine, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association have recognized him for his pro bono and community service. In 2015, Canadian Lawyer magazine recognized Ranjan as one of the Top 25 Most Influential lawyers.
Mat Good practices as “Good Barrister” in Vancouver, and across Canada. He is the co-author with Justice Ward Branch of Class Actions in Canada, and a frequent presenter on class actions topics. After clerking for the B.C. Court of Appeal and Chief Justice McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada, he practiced class actions in B.C., Alberta, and Manitoba with the boutique Hordo & Bennett. Following a time on the defence side with a large national firm, he started his own firm in 2017, working almost exclusively for plaintiffs. He is currently counsel or co-counsel on numerous pre-certification, certified, and settled proceedings from Vancouver to Montreal, with a particular focus on consumer protection, competition, and privacy claims.
Kristina is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is accredited as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a globally recognized badge of excellence in the meeting and event industry. Prior to joining Cambridge Forums, Kristina worked for the Toronto International Film Festival where she successfully planned and hosted events for high-level donors, corporate clients and film stars. Outside the office, Kristina is passionate about learning new things, being outdoors, trying new cuisines and exploring the world one country at a time.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for practical discussions among preeminent estate planning, litigation and tax professionals across Canada.
"A very unique experience to share ideas and thoughts openly with a small group of high level professionals coming from across the country."Martin Lord Partner Robinson Sheppard Shapiro LLP Montréal, QC
"The value of the Forum is in its participants. They are the true leaders of the Bar, representing both sides. The insights are valuable and helps us all to be more effective because we understand different points of view."John Roberti Partner Cohen & Gresser LLP Washington, D.C.
"The Forum is a unique opportunity to deep dive into legal, policy and political issues facing antitrust litigators and strategists. The lively dialogue among peers who are often otherwise opponents makes for a rich learning experience and forum for establishing invaluable relationships."Gabrielle Kohlmeier Associate General Counsel Verizon Arlington, VA