Gerald Chan

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Gerald Chan

Partner, Stockwoods LLP, Toronto

Gerald Chan has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada many times including as counsel for the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers. Chan practises criminal, constitutional and regulatory litigation. He defends clients facing all manner of criminal charges, including cybercrimes, fraud, drug offences and sexual offences. He also defends clients in white collar and quasicriminal matters under federal, provincial and municipal law and conducts related civil litigation. Chan also acts for lawyers before the Law Society of Ontario, and he is preferred counsel for LawPRO on criminal matters involving issues of ineffective assistance of counsel. He is a member of the Ontario Inmate Appeal Duty Counsel Program (a roster of criminal lawyers who argue pro bono appeals for indigent inmates in the Court of Appeal). Chan is co-editor of Digital Privacy: Criminal, Civil and Regulatory Litigation (2018). He is co-author of the ninth edition of Sentencing (2017) and Digital Evidence: A Practitioner’s Handbook (2017).

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