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"I've not seen a better strategist in terms of overseeing national litigation." - Client Testimonial, Chambers Global
Glenn Zakaib is a partner in the Advocacy Department and the Product Liability and Class Action Specialty Practice Groups at Cassels Brock. The main focus of his practice is on product liability (e.g., drug and medical devices, automotive and aviation products, and electrical equipment and home appliances), as well as class proceedings (e.g., product liability, life insurance and misrepresentation claims and Competition Act claims). He has been involved in numerous precedent-setting cases.
Glenn is recognized as a leading lawyer by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Who's Who Legal: Canada and Best Lawyers. Chambers Global notes that Glenn is "a very good lawyer who brings good judgement to the table. He is a thoughtful lawyer who will provide practical advice and take reasonable positions that will be a success in the long run." The publication also quotes a source as saying: "I've not seen a better strategist in terms of overseeing national litigation...he really gets the big picture issues and he's at the top of my list for handling nationwide matters."
Glenn speaks regularly to professional and industry groups about legal issues that pertain to product litigation and class proceedings. He has delivered speeches to MEDEC and Osgoode Hall Professional Development Program, Quebec Bar Association, as well as the Canadian Institute, the Insurance Institute of Ontario and the Practicing Law Institute. Glenn is a member of the Defence Research Institute (DRI) Product Liability Committee, Drug and Medical Device Committee, Commercial Litigation Committee and International Committee. He is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only honorary trial lawyer society.
Glenn is past Chair of the DRI International Committee. Appointment to the prestigious position of Chair of this association of civil defence lawyers recognized Glenn Zakaib's ability and accomplishment in the area of International Law. DRI’s International Law Committee’s mission is to develop a global network of lawyers focused on the international and multi-national aspects of the practice of civil defence litigation. The International Law Committee brings together international clients and in-house and outside counsel who represent them, as well as US multi-national companies and their inside and outside counsel. Glenn has also been reappointed to the Law Institute of DRI, is a past Canadian Regional Director with DRI, Chair of the Automotive SLG, and past Chair of the International SLG with the Product Liability Committee for the DRI. The Law Institute of DRI is the group within the organization responsible for the development and oversight of all Continuing Legal Education Seminars held by DRI.
Glenn joined Cassels Brock in 1987, and in 1993 he served as the firm's Managing Partner. Glenn describes his approach to law as "client goal oriented." He believes strongly in the firm's network of expertise and the ability to serve the clients' best interests.
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