The excerpted article was written by James Burton
The British Columbia Securities Commission has announced the appointment of Gordon Johnson as its new vice-chair.
Brenda Leong, chair and CEO, said: “It’s my pleasure to welcome Gordon to the BCSC. We will surely benefit from Gordon’s wealth of experience, especially in the areas of capital markets and administrative law.
“His insights and perspectives as a seasoned practitioner will be invaluable in helping to guide our regulatory policy and tribunal decisions.”
A BCSC press release detailed how Johnson has more than 30 years of securities law and senior litigation experience. He was a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), where he focused on both prosecuting and defending clients on regulatory issues and investment claims, and dealing with disputes between investment firms.
He also has significant experience in administrative law, having appeared as counsel before many tribunals, including tribunals of the BCSC, as well as before the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Johnson served on BLG’s national board for six years.