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 2019 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.