Columbia University School of Law, 2007
University of Toronto, 1991
David Conklin is a partner at Goodmans. He is a commercial litigator with a practice emphasis on corporate governance and business valuation. David has extensive experience appearing before all levels of civil courts in Ontario litigating commercial disputes involving Securities Act claims of misrepresentation, class actions, shareholder and partnership disputes, oppression claims, breach of confidentiality and other fiduciary duties, secured and unsecured creditor claims, professional negligence claims and other related business law issues. David represents shareholders, boards of directors and entrepreneurs of both private and public companies.
Before joining Goodmans in 2007, David was a partner and senior litigator at a leading Toronto litigation boutique. David received his LL.M from Columbia University in New York City focusing on capital markets, corporate finance and governance issues. In 2006 he passed the New York Bar and began practicing with one of the most prominent securities and class action firms in the United States.
Throughout his career, David has taught a variety of legal and business courses. For a number of years he taught trial advocacy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and also with Advocates' Society. Since 2007, David has taught courses on corporate governance and merger and acquisitions in the Schulich School of Business MBA program.
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