Jessica L. Lewis
Telephone: 778 372 6791
Fax: 604 691 6120
Suite 2200, HSBC Building
885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E8
Jessica L. Lewis is an associate in the Litigation Group at Cassels Brock.
She has a broad corporate and commercial litigation practice, with an emphasis on securities and regulatory matters, fraud and enforcement proceedings, corporate/commercial disputes and representation of financial institutions and investment advisors. Jessica has experience with competition law class actions, international asset tracing, enforcement of foreign judgments and orders, letters rogatory and worldwide mareva injunctions. Jessica also represents clients in ligation proceedings involving fraud and breach of fiduciary duties.
Jessica has appeared in front of the British Columbia Securities Commission, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Jessica is a member of the Canadian Client Consultation Committee that regulates and oversees the Canadian law school moot for client
interviewing. Jessica has also acted as a moot court judge for the first year moots at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and is a Board Member on the Peter A. Allard School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. She is the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Securities Executive (BC Branch). Jessica is also the Secretary for the Vancouver chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defence Association. She also regularly conducts pro-bono legal clinics through Access Pro bono BC.
Articles Jessica has written during her career include:
- The Impact of Trump’s Travel Ban on Canadian Fintechs
- Highlights From the Annual Canadian Securities Administrators’ Enforcement Report
- Mind the Gap: Regulatory Frameworks Fintech Companies Can Use Right Now
- Western Union on the Hook for $586 Million for Aiding and Abetting Wire Fraud
- Fraud is Flourishing: Canada’s Regulatory Patchwork Paves Way for Financial Crimes
- Advising clients in technology and cryptocurrency industries including navigation and application of securities laws and regulation of ICOs and ITOs
- Representing financial institutions and investment advisors on issues involving errors and omissions liability.
- Representing resource companies on directors and officers liability and insurance matters.
- Counsel for national corporation for enforcement of foreign judgment, garnishment of accounts and seizure and sale of debtor’s assets
- Representing creditor to enforce judgment under the Court Order Enforcement Act
- Representation of issuers and individual directors and officers in breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation and fraud proceedings, including Worldwide Mareva Injunctions, Norwich Application and Anton Piller proceedings
- Representation of corporation in the recognition and enforcement of letters rogatory
- Representation of public mining company in litigation and regulatory aspects of a hostile takeover bid
- Representation of TSX, TSX-V, NYSE MKT listed companies in connection with acquisitions pursuant to court approved plan of arrangement
University of British Columbia, J.D., 2015
University of British Columbia, B.A., 2012
Publications, Newsletters and Articles
Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - August 2019
Canadian Competition Law - Review 2018 & What to Expect 2019
US Federal Court Rules Cryptocurrency Covered Under Securities Laws: Will Canada Follow Suit?
Jail Time for Securities Regulatory Offences – Vancouver Court Hands Down 3 Year Sentence
Canadian Securities Litigation Outlook 2018: Trends to Watch for Capital Markets Participants
In the Public Interest: BCSC Panel Finds Man Abused BC's Capital Markets
Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - October 2018
Sticky Fingers: Unclean Hands and Weak Case Undermine Dairy Queen Franchisee’s Injunction
Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - September 2018
British Columbia Becomes More Plaintiff Friendly With Adoption of the Class Proceedings Amendment Act
CSA Issues Notice of Revocation of Exemptions to Securities Registration
CSA Issues Securities Law Implications for Token Offerings
Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2018
Pre-Leave Discovery Prohibited: Quebec Court of Appeal Brings Quebec Law in Line With Other Provinces for Securities Class Actions
Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events
Brigeeta Richdale and Jessica Lewis Spoke on "Avoiding Financial Fraud"
Brigeeta Richdale and Jessica Lewis Speaking on "Recent Trends in Enforcement"
Call to the bar
British Columbia, 2016
- Canadian Bar Association
- Vancouver Bar Association
Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment