David Kent

McMillan - Ontario

Partner (Corporate Commercial Litigation | Class Actions)

Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2T3

+1 416 865 7143

Litigation Star

Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada

David Kent is a senior partner in the firm's Litigation, Competition/Antitrust and Intellectual Property Groups. He is the national co-Chair of the firm's dispute resolution and class action practices. David's practice emphasizes complex litigation involving competition, IP, commercial, regulatory and securities and governance disputes in a wide variety of industries. He has extensive experience in international, cross-border and domestic cartels, conspiracies and class actions. David has been defence counsel in some of the largest Canadian criminal cartel prosecutions and in a wide variety of civil cartel cases including Vitamins, Linerboard, Copper Futures, Computer Components (including DRAM, SRAM, Flash and LCD and CRT Monitors), E-Books, Credit Cards, SSA Bonds and Auto Parts. His class action experience arises from over 60 Canadian cases and includes precedent-setting decisions on a wide range of issues including conspiracy, securities law, cartel jurisdiction, cross-border discovery and class action certification and settlement. David has also advised on and litigated copyright issues for domestic and international broadcasters, cable networks and online streaming and social media services for over 35 years, including issues arising from the use of music on the Internet.  David graduated from the University of Toronto Law School with Honours and the Dean’s Key, was Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of Ontario and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


Updated March 2021