Canada: Experienced Litigator Joins BLG
Last Updated: November 9 2016

Calgary (November 1, 2016)

— Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that Matthew Epp is joining the Commercial Litigation Group in its Calgary office.

Mr. Epp's practice focuses on complex securities litigation, class actions, and commercial and shareholder disputes. He regularly represents investment and real estate industries professionals in civil proceedings, and acts as lead counsel for large corporations in front of industry tribunals, including the Law Society of Alberta, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the Alberta Securities Commission, and the Real Estate Council of Alberta.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Matthew to the firm," said Sean Weir, BLG's national managing partner and CEO. "His securities regulatory and litigation expertise is significant, having acted for parties involved in one of the largest market manipulation matters in Canada, and retained on matters relating to important insider trading allegations."

"We are delighted that Matthew is joining our Commercial Litigation Group," stated John Blair, QC, BLG's national group head, Commercial Litigation. "H is particular experience in investigations, hearings and civil litigation relating to securities and broker liability matters, as well as arbitral proceedings in the electricity sector perfectly complement and, will add depth to our remarkable team."

Mr. Epp, a former Alberta Securities Commission enforcement counsel as well as civil litigator, is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Exempt Market Association. He has been recognized as a Litigation Star (Securities) in Alberta by Benchmark Canada since 2015. He holds an LLB from the University of Alberta, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences from the University of Calgary.

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