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Jordan Deering

Jordan Deering

Partner

Chair, Canadian Corporate Crime, Compliance and Investigations Group

Pronouns: she/her/hers

About

Jordan Deering assists clients in finding practical and business focused solutions to manage and respond ‎to corporate misconduct.‎

Jordan is the Canadian Chair of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP’s Corporate Crime, Compliance and Investigations Group. She brings over 20 years of experience acting in litigation, investigations, and ‎regulatory proceedings involving all aspects of fraud, bribery, corruption, and white collar crime. Her mandates have involved a wide range of privileged and confidential investigations ‎relating to fraudulent schemes, conflicts of interests, kick-backs and bribes, self-dealing, asset ‎misappropriation, regulatory non-compliance, accounting issues, and other corporate misconduct. She ‎often reports directly to the company’s senior executives, board of directors, or special committees relating ‎to these sensitive and serious investigation matters.‎

Jordan provides advice on compliance with and investigations pertaining to the Corruption of Foreign Public ‎Officials Act. She is regularly called upon by clients to assist in developing fraud and corruption prevention ‎policies and programs, including whistleblower programs, compliance officer training, and risk assessment.‎

Jordan has appeared before all levels of courts in Alberta and has obtained and administered Anton Piller ‎orders (civil search warrants), Mareva injunctions (asset freezing orders), Norwich Pharmacal orders (third ‎party production orders), preservation orders and receivership orders.‎

Bar admissionsAlberta, 2002

EXPERIENCE

Jordan has acted on the following mandates:

  • Represented a company impacted by the Mareva injunction in the class action proceedings arising from the Ottawa “Trucker Convoy” (Zexi Li et al v Chris Barber et al)
  • Advised numerous entities regarding the Emergency Economic Measures Order and the changes to Canada’s Proceed of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act relating to crowdfunding and payment processors.
  • Conducted a confidential investigation for a TSX company respecting a whistleblower complaint relating to Code of Conduct and other serious allegations of misconduct by senior management
  • Legal counsel to a financial institution regarding successful applications under Civil Practice Note 7 - Dekermejian v Royal Bank of Canada, 2022 ABQB 54, 2022 ABQB 84 
  • Representing a private company respecting litigation relating to alleged fraud by a former employee
  • Represented a financial institution respecting a complex multi-million dollar fraud scheme and investigation
  • Represented a financial institution regarding litigation relating to a fraudulent scheme.
  • Legal counsel to Doyle Salewski Inc., in its capacity as trustee and receiver of Golden Oaks Enterprises Inc. and Jean-Claude Lacasse regarding civil proceedings to recover damages against various individuals that allegedly participated in the Ponzi scheme.  Doyle Salewski Inc v Scott et al, 2020 ONSC 7725
  • Represented a public entity regarding an extensive investigation relating to various alleged misconduct involving conflicts of interest, procurement, and compliance
  • Legal counsel to a private company relating to an alleged fraudulent scheme involved factored accounts receivable
  • Legal counsel to the forensic computer expert concerning court proceedings for the return of seized hard drives as a result of the set aside of a Mareva injunction - Tiger Calcium Services Inc v Sazwan, 2019 ABQB 500
     
Languages
  • English
Education
  • LL.B., University of Saskatchewan, ‎‎2001‎
  • B.Comm., University of ‎Saskatchewan, 2000‎

Awards

  • The Legal 500 Canada (Dispute Resolution), 2022-2023
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan Gold Medallist, 2001‎

Publications

  • "Detoxifying the Anonymous Internet One Troll at a Time: Norwich Orders", [republished by Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, vol. 23, no. 6, October 2022]
  • "Calling on the Code: Civil Consequences for Cryptocurrency" [republished by Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, vol. 23, no 3, July 2022]
  • "Suspicion and Straw Buyer Mortgage Fraud -- Toronto Dominion Bank v. Whitford", Banking and Finance Law Review, Volume 37.2, April 2022
  • ‎“B.C. Court provides Commission another chance to collect from fraudster’s spouse” republished in ‎Canadian Securities Law News, August 2021 issue.
  • “The Employer, the Bank, and the Fraudster: Vicarious Liability and Boma Manufacturing Ltd v CIBC”, 20 BFLR 465, cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in Teva Canada Ltd v TD Canada Trust, 2017 SCC 51., 2005
  • “Alberta Court Clarifies Tracing Principles in Ponzi Scheme: Easy Loan Corporation v Wiseman, ABCA 58”, CBA Law Matters, Spring 2017.
  • “The Supreme Court of Canada rules on ‘knowing assistance’ in the context of fraudulent schemes”, 24 CSFLR 45., 2019
  • “Clawback Proceedings in Bankrupt Ponzi Schemes” Insolvency Insider, 2019
  • “Freezing of Cryptocurrencies in Fraud”, Taxnet Pro, 2020

Seminars

  • "Compliance Programs – Legal Perspective," Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, November 7-10, 2021
  • "Developments and Trends in Fraud and Investigations," Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, ‎Montreal, October 22, 2019‎
  • "Fraud trends and their Impacts," HSBC, Edmonton, May 16, 2019‎
  • "Pre-Judgement Remedies," Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Calgary, May 2, 2018‎
  • ‎"Remedies for Victims of Fraud," Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Calgary, February 20, 2014‎

Community Involvement

  • Alumni Volunteer, University of Saskatchewan Mock Trial 2022

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member, Transparency International Canada
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Calgary chapter
  • Board of directors, Green Calgary (2016 - 2019)‎
  • Board of directors, Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (2011 - 2016)‎

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