Patricia Taylor is an experienced commercial litigation lawyer whose primary areas of practice include securities regulatory defense, shareholder disputes and advising issuers and market participants.
Patricia's clients benefit from her extensive experience in securities litigation and regulation. The knowledge acquired and the relationships she developed first as a member of the enforcement staff at the British Columbia Securities Commission and now as defence counsel, provide her with a solid understanding of securities regulation and commercial disputes. She represents clients in investigations and enforcement hearings before provincial securities commissions, and regulatory bodies such as the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA). In particular, Patricia acts for clients where fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, illegal distributions, incorrect suitability advice, and unauthorized discretionary trading are alleged.
Patricia regularly advises market participants with respect to registration requirements. Compliance and corporate governance advice round out Patricia's practice area, covering most aspects of the field of securities regulation. Her regulatory compliance work includes acting for startup companies, finders and participants in the mining sphere. Patricia provides ongoing advice to portfolio managers faced with compliance audits. Her focus is providing pragmatic solutions to individual and corporate clients.
Patricia has appeared before all levels of courts including the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada.