Darryl Cruz is a partner at McCarthy Tetrault LLP in the Toronto Litigation Group. From 2007-2011, Mr. Cruz served as Litigation Practice Group Leader and worked with the firm’s litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, intellectual property, environmental, international trade and research lawyers in all of its offices across Canada.
Mr. Cruz maintains a general litigation practice with particular emphasis on commercial and professional liability issues. He has acted as trial and appellate counsel for clients such as Bell Canada, Veres-n Inc., Ostrander Point GP Inc., Pepsi-Cola Canada Ltd., Xerox Canada Ltd., American Airlines Inc., Ellis Vision Incorporated, the Special Deputy Receiver for the State of Illinois and Connor Clark Ltd. He has tried jury and non-jury cases. His trials have concerned all areas of law, including contract law, advertising law, competition law, insurance, tax, environmental law, intellectual property, technology law, defamation, professional negligence and employment. He has regularly appeared as counsel on injunction applications and on other applications for interim relief. Mr. Cruz also acts as counsel on class actions or other mass tort proceedings.
In the professional liability context, Mr. Cruz has acted as lead counsel for doctors and lawyers in a wide variety of negligence cases and discipline cases.
Mr. Cruz has appeared as counsel at all levels in the Ontario courts and in the Supreme Court of Canada. He has appeared as counsel before various administrative boards and tribunals such as the Environmental Review Tribunal, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.
Mr. Cruz has handled cases in varied industries, such as automotive, food and beverage, technology, software development, and transportation industries and he has recently acted as counsel in relation to numerous wind power projects in Ontario, both at the Environmental Review Tribunal and in the Courts.
Mr. Cruz is consistently recognized in a number of prominent legal directories and guides, including the current edition of Chambers Canada, where he is listed as a leading lawyer in the area of healthcare. He is listed in the current edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the areas of medical negligence, professional liability, corporate commercial litigation and personal injury. In the current edition of Benchmark Canada, he is listed as a Litigation Star in Ontario, and in the LMG Life Sciences Guide, he is listed as a Life Science Star.