John is a partner of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, where he has practised for more than 20 years. His practice focuses on insolvency and commercial litigation and arbitration. In his insolvency practice, John has acted for licensors and licensees of intellectual property, insolvent companies, Monitors, trustees, receivers, and secured and unsecured creditors. Much of John’s work involved complex cross-border matters. In recent years, he has had roles in some of the largest restructurings in Canada, including Sears Canada Inc., Toys ‘R Us Canada and Target Canada. He also acts as General Counsel of his firm and is a member of the firm’s Audit & Risk Management Committee. John is currently a Chair of the Insolvency Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, an organization with members coming from more than 65 countries. In recent years, he has been recognized in the Legal 500 Canada for dispute resolution and by the IFLR 1000 for financial restructuring. John formerly served several terms as Co-Chair of the Litigation Department of his firm.