Crawford’s litigation practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters, insurance coverage, construction, securities, professional liability, energy regulatory proceedings and competition litigation, as well as public and administrative law. Crawford has substantial class action expertise. He has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in Ontario, in the Supreme Court of Canada, in the Federal Court of Appeal, in commercial arbitrations, and before a variety of administrative tribunals including the Ontario Energy Board, the Ontario Securities Commission, the Competition Tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal and the Environmental Review Tribunal.
Crawford’s securities practice includes acting as counsel for investment dealers, mutual fund dealers, registered representatives and other securities industry participants. He also handles regulatory proceedings and investigations by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Ontario Securities Commission. In professional liability cases, Crawford has experience acting for accounting professionals in Court and before their regulator. His energy practice involves economic issues in multi-party litigation and frequent appearances as counsel before the Energy Board at hearings regarding rate regulation and infrastructure development.