Ethan Schiff has a general litigation practice with significant experience in multi-jurisdictional class actions alleging product liability, systemic negligence and competition offences. Ethan has worked on cases alleging defects and/or conspiracies with respect to motor vehicles and their components, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, airfare, household appliances and consumer products. Among other experience, Ethan acted at the Ontario Court of Appeal in successfully upholding the dismissal of a $1.85-billion proposed class action alleging negligent inspection of a building at the certification stage. Ethan is Co-Newsletter Editor of the Ontario Bar Association's class actions law section.
Ethan's practice engages a full range of commercial disputes and claims in product liability, breach of privacy and fraud. Ethan also assists clients with appeals, freedom of information requests and judicial review of administrative decisions. Ethan has acted before all levels of court in Ontario, and is counsel in matters before courts in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.
Ethan brings diverse experience to his practice. While articling, he was seconded to the Bank of Montreal’s Wealth Management team and he previously worked as a provincial prosecutor and legal researcher for the City of Toronto. Ethan devotes significant time to providing pro bono services, including through Pro Bono Ontario.
Ethan is a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Toronto Lawyers’ Association and is a licensed notary public. In law school at University of Toronto, Ethan was heavily involved in the mooting program, including winning first place in the Gale Cup and the Commonwealth Moot in Glasgow, Scotland.