Sean Griffin: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Sean Griffin

Montreal,  QU  Canada

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  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Class Actions
  • Corporate Commercial Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Securities Regulation & Investment Products
  • White Collar Defence and Investigations
University Université Panthéons-Assas, Paris
Law SchoolUniversité Laval, LL.B., 2006
Admitted2007, Québec

Sean Griffin is a partner in our Litigation law group in Montreal.

Mr. Griffin's practice is mainly focused on high profile and complex commercial and corporate litigation. His practice focuses on legal risk management, governance issues and acting on behalf of public companies and players in the securities, financial services and retail industries. Mr. Griffin works primarily to defend financial services and retail institutions, public corporations, officers and directors against various statutory and civil recourses, including consumer, privacy and securities class actions.

Mr. Griffin's recent experience includes acting on behalf of:

•A Quebec based insurance company and fund manager in a consumer class action alleging notably false and/or misleading representations in the sale and distribution of insurance products to the retail market and negligent management;
•Several entities of an important financial group in a consumer class action alleging notably false and/or misleading representations in the sale and distribution of market linked-notes to the retail market and negligent management;
•The auditors of an insolvent public company listed on the TSX in a shareholders' class action alleging false and/or misleading representations on the primary and secondary markets;
•A former Manulife Insurance Co. D&O in a shareholders' class action alleging false and/or misleading information on the secondary market;
•An important financial institution and broker in several litigations related to distribution of structured products in the retail and institutional market;
•The D&Os of a public biotechnology company listed on the TSX in a securities class action alleging violation of their fiduciary duties and their duties to shareholders;
•A risk management consultant in a commercial arbitration with respect to investments in off-shore accounts and off-shore funds of hedge funds;
•A major telecommunication company in multi-million-dollar claims and injunctive proceedings for alleged negligence in the management of satellite signal piracy;
•A public issuer in the context of a claim of negligent whistle-blowing to regulatory authorities; and
•A financial institution in the context of a privacy related class action arising out of the loss and/or stolen computers containing personal information.

Mr. Griffin studied philosophy and English literature at McGill University in Montreal. He did his Master's degree studies in philosophy at Universite Laval in Quebec City and the University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed his civil law degree at Universite Laval as well as Universite Pantheons-Assas in Paris. Mr. Griffin received his Bachelor of Civil Law degree (LLB) in 2006 and was called to the Quebec Bar in 2007.


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Interim Injunctive Relief Against Google as a Tool to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights Worldwide
Sean Griffin,Catherine Martin, July 17, 2014
Following the decision last month in which Google Inc. (“Google”) was ordered by the European Union’s Court of Justice to “forget” certain personal information, the Supreme Court of British Columbia (the “Court”) issued an interim injunction on June 13,...

Proactive Monitoring: Lack of Employee Oversight Leads to the Certification of the first Privacy Class Action Based on the Novel Tort of “Intrusion Upon Seclusion”
Sean Griffin,Anne-Elisabeth Simard, June 27, 2014
On June 6, 2014, the Ontario Superior Court certified the first privacy class action based on the novel tort of “intrusion upon seclusion”, recognised in 2012 by the Ontario Court of Appeal in Jones v. Tsige

Privacy Breaches: Statutory Torts of the British Columbia’s Privacy Act Override Forum Selection Clauses
Sean Griffin,Anne-Elisabeth Simard, June 18, 2014
On May 30, 2014, the Supreme Court of British Columbia rendered a judgment certifying a class action against Facebook Inc. (“Facebook”). In Douez v. Facebook Inc., the plaintiff alleges that Facebook used the names or portraits of Facebook users without their consent in advertisements...
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Sean Griffin

Suite 2500, 1000 de La Gauchetière Street West
MontrealQU H3B 0A2

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