Partner at Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP
PETER HENEIN is apartner in the Advocacy Department who specializes in the areas of intellectualproperty (including copyright, trademark and entertainment matters), productliability and class actions. He works with a wide variety of clients, includingnumerous Canadian and international intellectual property (“IP”) rightsholders, Canadian copyright collectives and trade associations, film andtelevision producers, franchisors, certification bodies, international auto manufacturersand numerous other manufacturers and distributors around the world. Representativeexamples of Peter’s work include: acting as litigation counsel in copyright,trademark, patent and entertainment law disputes in the Ontario and FederalCourts; representing copyright collectives in tariff enforcement proceedingsbefore the Copyright Board of Canada; acting on class actions for variouscategories of product manufacturers, including notably auto manufacturers; representingnumerous auto manufacturers and distributors in product liability claims; providingrisk management advice for a diverse range of manufacturers and distributors indifferent sectors, including specifically auto and power products; and assistingcorporate clients with risk management issues and shareholder disputes.Peter isan active member of The Advocates’ Society. He edits The Advocates’ Society’smonthly e-brief, “Advocacy Matters”. He sat as Chair on The Advocates’ SocietyYoung Advocates’ Standing Committee from 2012 to 2013, as well as on the 2009Principles of Professionalism Committee, which held the 2009 Symposium onCivility and Professionalism. In 2012, Peter helped develop and coordinate afollow-up symposium to develop practical tips for handling civility andprofessionalism issues. The result of this symposium is a supplement of BestPractices to the Principles of Professionalism and Principles of Civility forAdvocates. In 2014, he sat on The Advocates’ Society Communications withExperts Task Force, developing the Principles and the accompanying PositionPaper on Communications with Testifying Experts. Peter is a regular skills instructor for TheAdvocates’ Society, and has guest lectured for the Osgoode Hall law schoolcivil procedure class. He is also an active member of the Defense ResearchInstitute (DRI), and is an annual contributor to the Watson & McGowan“Annual Survey of Recent Developments in Civil Procedure.” Peter has beenrepeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada in the areaof Product Liability.