Brent J. Arnold is a partner practising in Gowlings’ advocacy department, specializing in commercial litigation and arbitration.
Brent’s experience includes Internet-related disputes, securities, construction, franchise, administrative and insolvency law, constitutional issues, creditors’ rights and recovery, shareholders’ rights, class actions, employment contracts, intellectual property disputes in the Superior Court of Justice, insurance, and general contractual disputes.
He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, and has appeared before the Licence Appeal Tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the OMVIC Discipline and Appeals Committee, and the Ontario Municipal Board. In 2011, Brent appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in support of the federal government’s constitutional reference regarding a Canadian Securities Act.
Brent is an active member of the Advocates’ Society, and has participated in several of its standing committees and task forces (he chaired its Young Advocates Standing Committee). He co-authored the Society’s Paperless Trials Manual and is a frequent speaker on the topics of courtroom innovation and electronic trials. He has also been adjunct faculty at York University, where he taught advanced business law in the School of Administrative Studies.
Prior to commencing legal studies, Brent worked in the biotechnology sector and managed finances for a university medical research laboratory. Brent was co-founder and contributing editor for a commercial website for secondary school teachers.