Eric is a partner at Ross Nasseri. He maintains a busy civil, commercial, and regulatory litigation practice.
Eric has acted for individuals and corporations in a wide variety of matters, including oppression remedy claims and shareholder disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability, professional negligence, employment matters, defamation, fraud, and all facets of real property litigation. He has obtained Mareva orders and other urgent relief through urgent motions and applications.
Eric has also acted as Commission counsel, notably to the Public Order Emergency Commission led by Commissioner Paul Rouleau.
Eric has represented individuals and corporations in investigations by and prosecutions before the following regulatory authorities:
- Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
- Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA)
- Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO)
- Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
- Law Society of Ontario (LSO)
- Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO)
Eric acts as duty counsel before the Law Society Tribunal (LST). He volunteers at ProBono Ontario’s Hotline, and has presented at continuing professional development sessions run by the Advocates’ Society.
Eric has represented accused individuals and corporations in simple and complex criminal matters, including assaults and fraud. He was co-lead counsel in a three-month, bilingual securities fraud trial before a judge and jury following which his client was acquitted.
Eric regularly appears before the Associate Judges and Judges of the Superior Court of Justice (including the Commercial List), and has appeared numerous times before the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Prior to joining Ross Nasseri, Eric spent more than three years at Polley Faith LLP, a boutique commercial litigation firm in Toronto. During his articles, he clerked for the judges of the Superior Court in Toronto, including the Judges of the Divisional Court and the Commercial List. He co-authored “The Closing Address: The Opening Chapter in Trial Preparation” (Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2016) with Justice Todd Archibald.
Eric received his BCL/LLB from McGill University. In law school, he was the Director of Research at the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, and clerked for a judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal. He also has an MA and BA (Honours) in History from McGill, and held the Vivienne Poy scholarship throughout his undergraduate degree.
Eric was called to the Ontario bar in 2015 and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Advocates’ Society, the Toronto Lawyers’ Association, and the Ontario Bar Association. Eric was named a Benchmark Litigation Future Star (2022) and appeared on Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under List (2022).
Eric is bilingual and acts for clients in both French and English.
Awards & Rankings
- The Best Lawyers in Canada (2024 Edition), Administrative & Public Law
- Winner of Benchmark Litigation Emerging Talent Litigator of the Year in Canada, 2023
- Benchmark Litigation Future Star, 2023
- Benchmark Litigation, 40 & Under List, 2022
- Benchmark Litigation, Future Litigation Star, 2022
- RN LLP recognized as a leading litigation firm in Canada by Benchmark Litigation (2021, 2022)
- RN LLP recognized in The Globe and Mail’s Canada’s Best Law Firms list for Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations) (2021, 2022)
Insights, Events, and Media
- Quoted in “Investment industry governance proposals aimed at investor confusion, confidence: lawyers,” The Lawyers Daily, August 10, 2021