- Ontario (2018)
- Osgoode Hall Law School (2017) JD
- University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto (2014) PhD
- Lee University, Tennessee (2002) BA
is a lawyer at Lenczner Slaght.
Derek is developing a broad litigation practice. He has experience in securities litigation, class actions, commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring, employment, trusts, and estates.
Derek is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, where he won several course prizes.
Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Derek served as a judicial law clerk for judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Counsel to the Vendors of a multi-tower condominium project in a claim alleging breach of contract.
Counsel to the successful defendant on a motion for summary judgment to dismiss a claim of breach of confidential information.
Counsel to the defendant employer in an action and injunction concerning allegations of the misuse of confidential information by a former employee.
The Advocates' Society
The July 17, 2019 final report of the Law Commission of Ontario into class actions has the potential to impact significantly on the prosecution and defence of class actions in Ontario.
In 2018, Parliament passed the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the “Act”). The Act applies in provinces and territories that have not implemented sufficiently stringent carbon pricing mechanisms regarding greenhouse gas (“GHG”). Part 1 of the Act imposes a regulatory charge on carbon-based fuels; it applies, subject to several rules and exceptions, to fuels produced, delivered, used, distributed, or imported (“Fuel Charge”). Part 2 of the Act establishes a regulatory trading system applicable to large industrial GHG emitters. A credit is given to those who operate within their emissions’ limit. A charge is imposed on those who exceed it (“Excess Emissions Charge”).
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to add to its collective experience and knowledge with the addition of five talented associates.
Lenczner Slaght is delighted to welcome Derek Knoke, Graham Henry, Jonathan D. Langley, Sean Lewis, and Zachary Rosen to the firm as our new associates.