It is with great pleasure that Gilbertson Davis LLP announces that Commercial & Insurance Litigation Lawyer Mahdi Hussein has joined the Firm. Mahdi obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (2016) where he served as a Teaching Assistant, and holds an undergraduate Honours B.A. degree from the University of Toronto, where his successes included placement on the Dean’s List (2009-2013); reserved for the top 10% of Arts & Sciences students), and receipt of the John R. Evans Scholarship (2010) award before graduating with High Distinction. In the Fall of 2011, Mahdi secured the prestigious Killam Fellowship for studies in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Fulbright, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the American Killam Trust. While with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Intellectual Property Clinic Placement, as a Law Student in 2015, Mahdi was engaged in the preparation of reports, and undertook policy briefings and research relating to copyright and trade marks. Before joining Gilbertson Davis LLP, Mahdi acquired experience with Toronto law firms in the fields of Insurance and Commercial Litigation. He is expected to make extensive contributions to our Firm’s practises in both of these areas. Mahdi has published articles and made presentations on various topics, including presentations on Privacy and Cyber Risk, Privilege, and Litigating Insurance Disputes, and authored publications on such topics as the duty of care of financial auditors (see: Holding Accountants to Account: The Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Duty of Care of Financial Auditors (2018 January/February, Advocates Society); and copyright (See: Don’t Shoot the Messenger—Authors Guild v Google Inc., IP Osgoode, December 2015). Mahdi is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and Advocates’ Society.