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Glen Jennings
Partner, Leader - White Collar Defence and Investigations Group

Primary Office: Toronto

Glen Jennings

Glen Jennings is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and leader of the firm's White Collar Defence & Investigations Group. A Chambers-ranked litigator with expertise in both criminal and regulatory matters, he has extensive experience in white collar defence, complex regulatory issues, internal investigations, and corporate risk and compliance.

Over the past two decades, Glen has represented corporations and executives in some of Canada’s most significant white collar cases. His practice spans a wide range of regulatory and criminal matters at both the trial and appellate levels, with a focus on domestic and foreign corruption, complex tax issues, fraud, environmental, pension matters, money laundering, internal investigations, and antitrust and securities cases. He has appeared at all levels of Ontario Court, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice.

Glen achieved recognition in Chambers Canada 2017 for his leadership and expertise in the area of Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Glen was a partner at a Toronto-based litigation firm. His practice there included representing a large multinational company in a complex, multi-year litigation, as well as conducting significant securities and regulatory litigation on behalf of the firm. He has previously practised law as both a defence lawyer and assistant Crown Attorney.

Glen has been involved in continuing legal education as a lecturer for the American Bar Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association, Osgoode Hall’s criminal intensive program, the Justice of the Peace Spring Conference and the Criminal Lawyers Association Spring Conference. He is a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor Law School, teaching a course in Law and White Collar Crime. Glen has also served on the Ontario Securities Commission Enforcement Consultation Committee.

As leader of Gowling WLG's White Collar Defence and Investigations Group, Glen oversees a multi-jurisdictional and multidisciplinary team that offers a range of specialized services to clients, including corruption and bribery prevention, crisis management, internal investigations, corporate risk and compliance programs, due diligence in business transactions, and white collar defence.


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April2015

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2015

Featured insights & resources

Long delays may not force a stay of proceedings in corruption cases

Multiple Authors

Articles October 31, 2017

“Grease payments” no longer allowed under Canada's anti-corruption legislation

Danica Doucette-Preville, Glen Jennings

Articles October 31, 2017

White collar defence and investigations: 2016 year in review

Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak

Articles February 1, 2017

Preventing self-incrimination in cross-border investigations

Multiple Authors

Articles May 26, 2016

World Bank immunity upheld by Supreme Court of Canada

Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak

Articles May 4, 2016

New PWGSC Integrity Regime: A mixed bag

Multiple Authors

Articles July 1, 2015

Factual information provided in the proffer stage of co-operation with the Competition Bureau must be disclosed to criminal defendants

Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak

Articles February 1, 2015

Memberships

Career & Recognition

2016

2016

October 2016

2015

April 2015

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2015

2014

April 2014

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2014

1994

1994

Year of Call, Ontario

1992

1992

University of Windsor Law School, LLB

1989

1989

University of Western Ontario, BA Hons. in Political Science

Glen Jennings
Profile highlights

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Glen Jennings

Glen Jennings is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and leader of the firm's Wh...

Glen Jennings
Featured insights & resources

“Grease payments” no longer allowed under Canada's anti-corruption legislation

Danica Doucette-Preville, Glen Jennings

Article October 31, 2017

Memberships

Insights & Resources

“Grease payments” no longer allowed under Canada's anti-corruption legislation

Danica Doucette-Preville, Glen Jennings

Article October 31, 2017

Long delays may not force a stay of proceedings in corruption cases

Multiple Authors

Article October 31, 2017

When the CRA comes knocking: Ten practical guidelines to help you prepare

Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak

Article June 6, 2017

White collar defence and investigations: 2016 year in review

Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak

Article February 1, 2017

Preventing self-incrimination in cross-border investigations

Multiple Authors

Article May 26, 2016

World Bank immunity upheld by Supreme Court of Canada

Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak

Article May 4, 2016

New PWGSC Integrity Regime: A mixed bag

Multiple Authors

Article July 1, 2015

Strict reporting obligations come into force for Canadian resource companies

Glen Jennings

Article June 1, 2015

Factual information provided in the proffer stage of co-operation with the Competition Bureau must be disclosed to criminal defendants

Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak

Article February 1, 2015

The Usual Suspects? The Scope of Corporate Criminal Liability Under Canadian Antitrust Law

Glen Jennings

Article October 1, 2013

Glen Jennings
Profile highlights

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Glen Jennings

Glen Jennings is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and leader of the firm's Wh...

Insights & Resources

EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS &
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Glen's recent presentations include:

  • Co- Chair, Securities Advocacy: Securities Litigation Across Canada, The Advocates’ Society, Monday May 16, 2016
  • Moderator, "Criminal Enforcement of Securities Law," ABA National Institute on US-Canadian Securities, Wednesday May 18, 2016
  • “Canada’s New Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act,” Second Annual Global Anti-Corruption & Compliance in Mining: Toronto 2015, October 8, 2015
  • “Procedural Fairness in Administrative Proceedings," The 6th Mini-LLB for Regulators Course, Federated Press, September 30, 2015
  • “Joint Regulatory Investigations,” The 6th Annual Conducting Regulatory Investigations Course, Federated Press, September 30, 2015
  • “Law and White Collar Crime,” University of Windsor Law School, Sessional Instructor, Fall 2015
  • "Anti-Money Laundering — After Budget 2014," Canadian Gaming Summit, Windsor, Ontario, June 16, 2015
  • "Cross-Border Issues for Litigators: Corruption of Foreign Public Officials vs. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," The Advocates’ Society, June 12, 2015
  • "Managing Ethics Risk", Business Integrity and Director's Liability Lunch, Gowlings Luncheon Event, May 8, 2015
  • "Books and Records Provisions under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act", TI-Canada Fifth Annual Day of Dialogue: Spotlight on Corruption, May 6, 2015
  • "Mega Projects: Risks and Foreign Corruption," University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, April 1, 2015
  • "Mitigating Risks in Emerging Markets: Lessons for Investors," Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, March 4, 2015
  • “Creating an Effective Compliance Program,” Mining Journal’s Global Anti-Corruption & Compliance in Mining: Toronto, December 11, 2014
  • “Canadian Anti-Corruption Laws," Federated Press, 7th Bribery and Foreign Corruption Conference, Toronto, December 4, 2014
  • "Mandatory Minimum Sentences," The Six Minute Criminal Lawyer, The Law Society of Upper Canada, April 12, 2014
  • "Compliance Essentials: Key Strategies for Developing and Managing Effective Programs," ACC Canada, April 3, 2014
  • “Integrity and Corruption in the Construction Industry,” Construction Update 2014: New cases, New laws, New Developments breakfast program, Gowlings, November 27, 2013
  • "Reflections on the implications for legal practitioners with corporate clients," Canadian Centre for International Justice seminar, November 1, 2013
  • Environmental Liability — recent case studies,” Environmental Law for Business Seminar, Gowlings, October 22, 2013
  • "Regulatory and Compliance Impact of Bill S-14: The Fighting Foreign Corruption Act," ACAMS Conference, September 27, 2013
  • "CRA’s New Enforcement Powers and the Crackdown on International Tax Evasion," Gowlings seminar, June 11, 2013
  • "Common Interest Privilege," Gowlings seminar, June 4, 2013
  • "Money Laundering and Securities Industry," Osgoode 9th Annual National Symposium on Money Laundering panel, February 22, 2013
  • "Anti Corruption Compliance Assessments: Identifying Areas of Corruption Risk," Federated Press' Bribery and Foreign Corruption Conference, December 2012
  • Participated in a roundtable discussion by the Capital Markets Institute, Rotman School: "Co-operative Model for a Common Securities Regulator — Enforcement," October 2012
  • "Pre-trial Remedies: Benefits and Pitfalls," OBA Continuing Education, Lies and Deception: Litigating Civil Fraud Claims, October 2012
  • "When do you Need an Internal Investigation and Who Should Do It?," The Canadian Institute, Conducting Internal Investigations, October 2012
  • "Comparing the U.S. and U.K. Statutes to Canadian Legislation," Strategies to Combat Fraud and Corruption Seminar — Gowlings webinar, June 2012
  • "Global Impact of Market Abuse and Anti-Fraud Enforcement Trends in the U.S., U.K./E.U.," Canada, Brazil & Hong Kong, 2Q 2012 SME presentation (Cross-border Group) — webcast, April 2012
  • "Protection Against Self-Incrimination — Update on Section 13 of the Charter," The Law Society of Upper Canada: The Six-Minute Criminal Defence Lawyer, April 2012
  • "Canada, U.S., U.K. and E.U.: How Does it all Fit Together?: The Canadian Perspective," The Canadian Institute: Anti-Corruption and Bribery Compliance conference, January 2012
  • "Protecting Privilege and Other Challenges in Regulatory Investigations and Internal Investigations," All Banks Quarterly Seminar — Gowlings, presented with Kelley McKinnon and Bob Armstrong, January 2012
  • "Regulatory Investigations: Applying Jarvis in the Securities Context," The Advocates' Society: First Annual Securities Symposium, September 2011
  • "White Collar Fraud Update: Canada’s Proposal for a National Securities Regulator," The Law Society of Upper Canada: The Six-Minute Criminal Defence Lawyer, April 2011

His recent articles and papers include:

Glen has been quoted in the following articles:

Speaking Engagements

Client Work

  • Investigated allegations of corrupt payments to foreign public officials
  • Represented corporate clients in criminal proceedings brought by the RCMP for alleged violations of the CFPOA
  • Guidance to corporate clients with respect to search warrant procedures
  • Represented clients facing criminal allegations in Competition Act matters
  • Represented corporate clients on Pension Benefits Act matters, including representation for charges brought by FSCO pursuant to the Pension Benefits Act
  • Represented clients in financial regulatory matters initiated by FSCO
  • Represented clients facing charges under the OHSA, Pension Benefits Act, Insurance Act, Criminal Code, Income Tax Act, Environmental Protection Act
  • Preparation of internal investigation guide for large multinational corporation

Glen Jennings
Profile highlights

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Glen Jennings

Glen Jennings is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and leader of the firm's Wh...

Glen Jennings
Featured insights & resources

“Grease payments” no longer allowed under Canada's anti-corruption legislation

Danica Doucette-Preville, Glen Jennings

Article October 31, 2017

Follow Glen on Twitter @gowlingwlg_WCDI

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