Christopher Bredt | Canada
Christopher Bredt is a Senior Litigation Partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP where he practices in the areas of administrative, constitutional and corporate/commercial litigation. He is an elected Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario and serves as Vice-Chair of the Law Society Tribunal. He is the Chair of Borden Ladner Gervais’ National Public Law Group, and was selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Administrative and Public Law) and recognized in Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. He has a B.A. and LL.B. from Western University, an LL.M. from Yale, and a D.S.U. (Droit Administratif) from the Université de Paris II. From 1979 1980 he clerked for Mr. Justice W.R. McIntyre of the Supreme Court of Canada. He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1984, and has appeared as counsel at all levels of the courts in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada. He was on secondment to the Government of Ontario from 1989 – 1993, where he served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Office of Federal Provincial Relations, and as Assistant Deputy Minister, Constitutional Policy and Special Counsel. He taught Advanced Administrative Law at the University of Toronto Law School 1984 – 1990, and currently teaches a seminar on Freedom of Expression and the Media at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a Past Chair of both the OBA Constitutional and Administrative Law Sections, and a member of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute. He has published a number of articles on constitutional law, administrative law and commercial litigation topics.