A formidable advocate with outstanding courtroom credibility 和 prowess, 麦可 skillfully handles the most complex, high-stakes disputes.
迈克尔·费德, Q.C. is a partner in the Litigation Group. A gifted 和 highly versatile litigator, he acts in both commercial 和 public law disputes 和 practices nationally in the product liability 和 class action fields.
麦可 is widely recognized as one of the top litigators in the 国家 across multiple specialties. 《钱伯斯加拿大》：加拿大领先的商业律师 has described 麦可 as a “go-to for complex commercial litigation” with “an enviable list of clients”, “frequently engaged in shareholder disputes”, having “impressive experience in product liability 和 class actions” 和 “noted for his constitutional law capabilities”. In the 2021 edition of 钱伯斯加拿大, 麦可 is ranked as a leading lawyer in no fewer than three separate fields: general commercial litigation, product liability litigation 和 class action defence.
麦可 is also recognized in the 2021 edition of 法律500强指南 在争端解决方面；在2021年版中列出 加拿大最佳律师 在公司和商业诉讼，产品责任法和上诉实践领域；在2020年版中排名 基准加拿大：加拿大领先的诉讼公司的权威指南& Attorneys 作为商业诉讼，产品责任和召回案件的“诉讼之星”；在2020年版中排名 加拿大法律专家目录 在公司商业诉讼，公法诉讼和产品责任诉讼领域；并列入2020年版 WHO’s WHO Legal: Litigation 和 WHO’s WHO Legal: Canada. 马丁代尔-赫贝尔 has given 麦可 its highest rating: “AV Preeminent”.
麦可 is also recognized in Lexpert特别版：诉讼2020, Lexpert特别版：《能源2020》 和 Lexpert Special Edition: Agribusiness 和 大麻2020.
麦可 works with major international 和 Canadian companies operating in diverse industries, such as consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, automotive, technology, mining, energy, financial 服务 和 aerospace. He has handled significant litigation mandates for Philip Morris International, ING Bank, Endo 制药业s, Facebook, JUUL Labs, Navistar, Bosch, Takata, Uber, Huawei, Glencore, Rio Tinto, Masco, Enbridge, LifeLabs, Pan American Silver, KF Aerospace, Vantage Airport Group, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce 和 Rothmans, Benson & Hedges.
Clients give 麦可 superb reviews. According to 钱伯斯加拿大, clients “commend his ingenuity” 和 regard him as “the full package”: “a very strong advocate” with “a great presence in the courtroom”; “whip-smart 和 great on his feet”; “exceedingly bright”; “innovative, eager 和 efficient”; “proactive 和 on top of his team”; “responsive, professional 和 creative”; “great to deal with”; “a delightful 人, but with all the edge”; 和 “very insightful 和 very creative”. 基准加拿大 has stated that 麦可 is “unanimously revered” by clients 和 peers 和 described him as “the lawyer that everyone in BC is talking about”. 法律500强 describes 麦可 as “a force in the BC market”. 基准加拿大 has also stated that 麦可 gets “some of McCarthy’s best work across the 国家”.
At the trial level, 麦可’s work has included complex class action 和 other aggregated litigation, mass tort 和 product liability cases, shareholders’ disputes, securities litigation, contractual disputes, 和 constitutional claims. He defended clients in two of the longest trials in Canadian history, including a rare trial of common issues in two consumer class actions. 基准加拿大 includes 麦可 on its 加拿大前50名审判律师 list.
麦可 also has extensive experience in appellate litigation. He has acted in 28 Supreme Court of Canada appeals, including as 法庭之友 appointed by the Chief Justice of Canada to assist the court. These appeals cut across myriad subjects, including torts, class actions, privacy, civil procedure, health, freedom of expression, tax, privilege, freedom of information, standing, freedom of religion, access to information 和 administrative law. 麦可 represented the successful appellants in the leading Canadian cases on contractual interpretation 和 discretionary trusts.
麦可 received 基准加拿大’s award for British Columbia Litigator of the Year in 2017. Canadian Lawyer magazine has also recognized 麦可 on its list of the Top 25 Most Influential people in the justice system 和 legal profession nationally.
麦可 sits on the National Advisory Committee of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute, which provides advocacy advice to lawyers arguing Supreme Court of Canada appeals. He is a past Executive Director of the Institute 和, since 2011, has served also as an advocacy advisor to the Institute. He previously served for several years on the Law Society of British Columbia's Discipline Committee.
麦可 is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
麦可 has acted 无偿 in significant litigation for an array of local, national 和 international public interest organizations, including the 费德ation of Law Societies of Canada, Council for Canadians with Disabilities, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, HIV &安大略省艾滋病法律诊所，蒙特利尔仙人掌委员会，Pivot法律协会，加拿大艾滋病毒/艾滋病法律网络，社区法律援助协会和减少危害国际组织。他还代表加拿大艾滋病毒/艾滋病联合规划署秘书处在加拿大最高法院任职。
After graduating from law school, 麦可 clerked for Justice Jack Major of the Supreme Court of Canada 和 for Justices Carol Huddart 和 Wally Oppal of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.
While still in his 30s, 麦可 was appointed 女王’s Counsel by the Minister of Justice 和 Attorney General for British Columbia. This honorary title recognizes exceptional professional merit, contribution, integrity 和 character. 麦可 is one of the youngest 女王’s Counsel appointees in British Columbia’s history.
Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence); Litigation: General Commercial - British Columbia; Litigation: 产品责任
WHO's WHO Legal: Litigation
The firm received the 不列颠哥伦比亚省公民自由协会的自由奖 in recognition of exceptional contributions made by 麦可 和 other members of the firm to human rights 和 civil liberties in Canada.