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Phone: 4165944376
Fax: 416.594.4377

Daniel represents individuals, asset managers and pension funds in complex securities, consumer and medical device class actions.

Education

J.D., University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

B.A. (Hon.), University of Toronto

Called to the Bar in Ontario, 2006; New York, 2008

About

Daniel Bach is a partner of Siskinds LLP, based in its Toronto office.  Admitted in Ontario and New York, he prosecutes complex securities, medical device and consumer-related class actions on behalf of individuals, asset managers and pension funds. 

Daniel has been counsel in several precedent-setting securities class actions, including Arctic Glacier and IMAX, the first two cases to be granted leave under Part XXIII.1 of the Securities Act; both cases also certified common-law misrepresentation claims. Daniel is counsel in two of the largest securities class actions in Canada, Manulife and Sino-Forest.   Manulife is the largest securities class action in Canada to be granted leave on a contested basis and settled for $69 million on the eve of trial.  In Sino-Forest the class recovered millions of dollars, including securing a $117 million settlement with Ernst & Young, the fifth-largest securities class action settlement with an auditor world-wide. He is part of the team prosecuting the ForEx conspiracy class action, which has recovered more than $100 million for class members.

Daniel’s work as part of the medical device/pharmaceutical team includes representing women with transvaginal mesh implants, where he is lead counsel to the classes.  Daniel successfully argued certification and has recovered millions of dollars for women implanted with these products.

Daniel leads the firm’s consumer protection practice.  He was counsel in Helm v Toronto-Hydro Electric System Limited, which was settled following the summary judgment argument, and in Wright and Zislin v United Parcel Service Canada Ltd., a Consumer Protection Act, 2002 class action concerning “brokerage fees” charged by UPS in which the class was certified and summary judgment was granted to the class.

Daniel has represented classes in Ontario, Alberta and Québec Courts in securities matters, consumer class actions and litigation relating to the subprime mortgage crisis.  He has been involved in securities actions in the finance, resource, entertainment, technology, construction, transport, consumer goods, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors and argued at all levels of Ontario’s Courts, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.

Daniel is a member of The Advocates’ Society’s Securities Litigation Practice Group and the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee. He has taught on directors and officers issues, with a focus on securities law and litigation, at the Schulich School of Business at York University.  He has discussed class actions, securities law and consumer rights in Lexpert, the Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Law Times, the Canadian Press and on Canada AM.  His academic writing, focusing on securities litigation, has appeared in the Canadian Business Law Journal and the Canadian Class Action Review.  

Daniel received his B.A. (Hon.) in Political Science and History from the University of Toronto and his J.D. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.  Prior to joining Siskinds, Daniel practiced in New York.  His American experience includes litigation under the Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934, SEC Rule 10b-5, the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), as well as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations. In 2008, Daniel returned to Canada to open the firm’s Toronto office.

Memberships and Associations

American Bar Association, Member
Canadian Bar Association, Member
Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
New York Bar Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
Ontario Bar Association, Member
The Advocate’s Society, Member

Notable Work and Decisions

Recent representative matters include:

Publications and Speaking

Speaker, "2nd National Institute on US-Canadian Securities Litigation" Presented by The American Bar Association - October 2017.
Speaker, "What's New in Securities Class Actions? Recent Developments & Emerging Trends" Presented by The Canadian Bar Association - May 2014.
Expert Speaker, Global TV report "Lenovo customers continue to fight for discount after price error debacle" - May 2014
Speaker, "Straight From the Bench" Presented by The Middlesex Law Association - May 2014
Speaker, "Inaugural Class Action Course" Presented by Federated Press - March 2014
Speaker, “What defined 2013?”, Presented by the Advocate’s Society Class Actions Practice Group - January 2014
Speaker, “Third Annual Securities Symposium”, Presented by the Advocate’s Society Securities Litigation Practice Group - September 2013
Speaker, "Secondary Market Liability Review – Class Action Litigation" An ALM Event on Securities Litigation - September 2012
Daniel E. H. Bach and Ronald Podolny, “When Numbers Tell a Story: A Quantitative Look at Certification Decisions in Ontario” (2016), 11:2 Can Class Action Rev 311
Dimitri Lascaris and Daniel E. H. Bach, “Securities Class Actions After Timminco: Has the Court of Appeal Undone Part XXIII.1?” (2012), 52:3 C.B.L.J. 414

Daniel Bach is a partner of Siskinds LLP, based in its Toronto office.  Admitted in Ontario and New York, he prosecutes complex securities, medical device and consumer-related class actions on behalf of individuals, asset managers and pension funds. 

Daniel has been counsel in several precedent-setting securities class actions, including Arctic Glacier and IMAX, the first two cases to be granted leave under Part XXIII.1 of the Securities Act; both cases also certified common-law misrepresentation claims. Daniel is counsel in two of the largest securities class actions in Canada, Manulife and Sino-Forest.   Manulife is the largest securities class action in Canada to be granted leave on a contested basis and settled for $69 million on the eve of trial.  In Sino-Forest the class recovered millions of dollars, including securing a $117 million settlement with Ernst & Young, the fifth-largest securities class action settlement with an auditor world-wide. He is part of the team prosecuting the ForEx conspiracy class action, which has recovered more than $100 million for class members.

Daniel’s work as part of the medical device/pharmaceutical team includes representing women with transvaginal mesh implants, where he is lead counsel to the classes.  Daniel successfully argued certification and has recovered millions of dollars for women implanted with these products.

Daniel leads the firm’s consumer protection practice.  He was counsel in Helm v Toronto-Hydro Electric System Limited, which was settled following the summary judgment argument, and in Wright and Zislin v United Parcel Service Canada Ltd., a Consumer Protection Act, 2002 class action concerning “brokerage fees” charged by UPS in which the class was certified and summary judgment was granted to the class.

Daniel has represented classes in Ontario, Alberta and Québec Courts in securities matters, consumer class actions and litigation relating to the subprime mortgage crisis.  He has been involved in securities actions in the finance, resource, entertainment, technology, construction, transport, consumer goods, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors and argued at all levels of Ontario’s Courts, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.

Daniel is a member of The Advocates’ Society’s Securities Litigation Practice Group and the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee. He has taught on directors and officers issues, with a focus on securities law and litigation, at the Schulich School of Business at York University.  He has discussed class actions, securities law and consumer rights in Lexpert, the Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Law Times, the Canadian Press and on Canada AM.  His academic writing, focusing on securities litigation, has appeared in the Canadian Business Law Journal and the Canadian Class Action Review.  

Daniel received his B.A. (Hon.) in Political Science and History from the University of Toronto and his J.D. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.  Prior to joining Siskinds, Daniel practiced in New York.  His American experience includes litigation under the Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934, SEC Rule 10b-5, the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), as well as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations. In 2008, Daniel returned to Canada to open the firm’s Toronto office.

American Bar Association, Member
Canadian Bar Association, Member
Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
New York Bar Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
Ontario Bar Association, Member
The Advocate’s Society, Member

Recent representative matters include:

Speaker, "2nd National Institute on US-Canadian Securities Litigation" Presented by The American Bar Association - October 2017.
Speaker, "What's New in Securities Class Actions? Recent Developments & Emerging Trends" Presented by The Canadian Bar Association - May 2014.
Expert Speaker, Global TV report "Lenovo customers continue to fight for discount after price error debacle" - May 2014
Speaker, "Straight From the Bench" Presented by The Middlesex Law Association - May 2014
Speaker, "Inaugural Class Action Course" Presented by Federated Press - March 2014
Speaker, “What defined 2013?”, Presented by the Advocate’s Society Class Actions Practice Group - January 2014
Speaker, “Third Annual Securities Symposium”, Presented by the Advocate’s Society Securities Litigation Practice Group - September 2013
Speaker, "Secondary Market Liability Review – Class Action Litigation" An ALM Event on Securities Litigation - September 2012
Daniel E. H. Bach and Ronald Podolny, “When Numbers Tell a Story: A Quantitative Look at Certification Decisions in Ontario” (2016), 11:2 Can Class Action Rev 311
Dimitri Lascaris and Daniel E. H. Bach, “Securities Class Actions After Timminco: Has the Court of Appeal Undone Part XXIII.1?” (2012), 52:3 C.B.L.J. 414

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