Kenneth Jull

Kenneth Jull


Kenneth Jull
Contact Information

Kenneth Jull


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Osgoode Hall Law School (LLM, 1985)
Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB, 1981)
University of Toronto (BA w/distinction, 1978)
Bar Admission

Ontario, 1984
About Gardiner Roberts LLP

For over 100 years, Gardiner Roberts has combined the benefits of a full-service law firm with the dexterity of a mid-sized one. Our focused, cross-disciplinary, one-team approach and commitment to understand your business joins our relevant expertise, immediacy and dedication to providing client-centric, hands-on service. 100% Canadian and fully independent, we offer a level of overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms can't touch. Resisting "cookie-cutter" law, Gardiner Roberts has built its name - one rewarding client relationship at a time.

Executive Summary

Graduate of University of Toronto (Victoria College) 1978, Osgoode Hall Law School, (LL.B., 1981) (LL.M., 1985). Mr. Jull is Counsel at Gardiner Roberts LLP and recently completed a two year interchange with the Competition Bureau Legal Services in Ottawa in the position of General Counsel. Mr. Jull is the co-author of Profiting From Risk Management and Compliance (Thomson Reuters 2022. Co-Author is Justice Todd Archibald of the Superior Court). A Student Edition of this text is used in a course taught by Mr. Jull at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, entitled "Financial Crimes and Corporate Compliance".

Mr. Jull conducts internal investigations and litigates disputes which have a compliance component. This risk and compliance practice spans a spectrum of diverse subject areas ranging from serious criminal offences such as bribery and price fixing to regulatory standards in areas such as the environment, telecommunications, occupational health and safety, advertising law and mergers and acquisitions review.  As part of risk management, Mr. Jull provides advice to organizations with respect to a due diligence matrix for compliance. The matrix is based on a mathematical model which incorporates new behavioral research. 

Mr. Jull has litigated cases at all levels of Courts including the Supreme Court of Canada and Courts of Appeals in areas including constitutional and tax law, telecommunications, securities oppression,  environmental offences, misleading/deceptive advertising and civil/ criminal fraud.

Mr. Jull teaches at the Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University in both the open enrollment and custom programs. Mr. Jull is a member of the Osgoode Hall Law School graduate faculty where he teaches a course entitled  “Corporate and Financial Crime and Compliance” in the LL.M. program in Criminal Law. Mr. Jull is listed in the Who’s Who Legal Investigations 2016.


Representative Work
  • Halton Region Conservation Authority v. Thomas, 2021 ONCJ 293
  • Rudyk and Young v. Halton Region Conservation Authority, 2021 ONSC 5692
  • Acted as co-counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada concerning the constitutional validity of administrative monetary penalties, Guindon v Canada, 2015 SCC 41.
  • Counsel for a major telecommunications company assisting with ongoing compliance programs relating to telecommunications
  • Retained as part of a third party team reporting to the Government of Canada with respect to potential application of debarment rules
  • Counsel in an internal investigations for a Canadian company concerning potential fraud and design systems to mitigate risk
  • Acted as counsel in a Superior Court Trial concerning commercial contracts and allegations of Securities Act oppression. The allegations for this part of the claim were dismissed.
  • Canadian counsel in a global internal investigation concerning the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. The scope of this investigation included extensive witness interviews and document review, working with law enforcement including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and review of compliance procedures and risk assessment
  • Revised Codes of Conduct for various entities relating to compliance with the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act
  • Obtained an injunction preventing construction of a bridge in a floodplain on behalf of Halton Region Conservation Authority
  • Ongoing prosecutions on behalf of Conservation Authorities
Articles and Presentations
  • Team Leader this year in the Osgoode Hall 43rd Annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (ITAW 2022)
  • Panel Member, Whistleblowing: Can You Have One without the Other – PECB Anti-Bribery Conference 2021, May 17, 2021.
  • Osgoode Mining Law Cert – Webinar Series, May 14, 2020
  • Summer 2020 Course, Corporate And Financial Crimes And Compliance, April 13, 2020
    Coronavirus Emergency Response: Risk Assessment and Risk Management - Toronto Law Journal, March 2020
  • Team Leader: 40th Annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (ITAW), Osgoode Hall Professional Development – July 7 - 12, 2019
  • Presenter, “Administrative Monetary Penalties: Basic Principles,” Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada – July 18, 2018
  • Team Leader: 39th Annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (ITAW), Osgoode Hall Professional Development – July 11 and 13, 2018
  • Chair Conducting Internal Investigations Conference, The Canadian Institute – June 6-7, 2018
  • Instructor of Schulich Executive Education Centre risk-training program that was awarded an RSA Canada Stevie award – May 14, 2018
  • Panel Member – Judicial Authorizations, RCMP Training Day
  • Guest Instructor, Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, Osgoode Hall Law School – July 11-12
  • Panellist at “Crown School”; Strategies for Managing the Prosecution Process, hosted by McMaster University, June 2016
  • Lecturer, "Effective Corporate Governance Practices: A Risk Management Approach," Schulich School of Business Conference, Leadership Competencies - What Senior Managers Need to Know, April 7, 2016
  • Tackling Corporate Corruption: The Case for Deferred Prosecution Agreements” The Conference Board of Canada, March 16, 2016 (Webinar)
  • Lecturer, “A Psychological Approach to Impeachment”, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Course on Criminal Trial Advocacy, February 8, 2016
  • Lecturer, “A Risk Assessment Approach to the standard of Reasonableness” Osgoode ContinuingU Educating for Integrity Conference Thursday, November 5 – November 7, 2015
  • Lecturer, "Effective Corporate Governance Practices: A Risk Management Approach," Schulich School of Business Conference, Leadership Competencies - What Senior Managers Need to Know, October 2015
  • Co-chair, 6th Conducting Regulatory Investigations Course, September 29-30, 2015
  • Panel Member, Canada-China Institute for Business & Development, Chinese Immigrants Doing Business in Canada Conference Program, Ryerson University, September 12, 2015
  • Lecturer, "Corporate Criminal Responsibility," Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development, June 24, 2015.
    Panel member, "Innovations in Sentencing," Crown Counsel Summer School, June 17, 2015
  • Judge, "2015 Law and Business Case Competition," Ted Rogers School of Business Management, Ryerson University
  • Course Leader, 5th Conference on Conducting Regulatory Investigations, Ottawa September 9-10, 2014
  • Presenter, "Global Anti-Corruption Compliance: The Role of Cultural Comparisons," International Programs, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, June 20, 2014
  • Presenter, "Cross-Border Issues in Energy, Mining, and Natural Resources," OBA Seminar, June 20, 2014
  • Panel member, OBA Ontario – New York Legal Summit, 28 March 2014
  • Presenter, "Corporate Criminal Liability," RCMP, February 10, 2014
  • Presenter, "Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (FCPA) and FCPA compliance practices," Canada China Business Council
  • Co-Chair, 4th Conference on Conducting Regulatory Investigations, Ottawa, September 2013 
  • Presenter, "The Charter and Regulatory Investigations," Prosecutions Course Legal Services Division 2013 - Crown Counsel Summer School, June 20, 2013
  • Presenter and Chair, "2nd Annual Canadian and Global Anti-Corruption Compliance Conference," Marcus Evans, Toronto, February 2013
  • Speaker, "20th Annual Canadian International Law Students’ Conference: Envisioning Canada’s Leadership in Changing Legal Landscape (CILSC)," York University and University of Toronto, January 2013
  • Co-presenter, "Fair Warning: Anti-spam Legislation and a Pyramid Approach towards Enforcement," 2012 Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Vienna, Austria, July 2012
  • Panel member and presenter, "When Defendants are Corporations," Justice of the Peace Spring Conference I, April and May 2012
  • Chairman and presenter, "Anti-Corruption Risk Assessment and Risk Management," Canadian and Global Anti-Corruption Compliance Conference, Marcus Evans, February 27-29, 2012
  • Presenter, "Risk of Harm in Commercial Dealings: Fraud and Insider Trading," RCMP, IMET, February 2012
  • Presenter, "Developing and Implementing Comprehensive Compliance Programs," Anti- Corruption and Bribery Compliance Conference, The Canadian Institute, January 30-31, 2012
  • Presenter, "Courts as Gatekeepers: Alternative Hypotheses," Evidence and Experts OBA Seminar, Fredericton, New Brunswick, October 21, 2011
  • Presenter, "Global Ethics," Global Business Law & Ethics Seminar, October 5, 2011
  • Presenter, "The Law Governing Regulatory Investigations: A Primer Regulatory Law and Privacy," 2nd Regulatory Investigations Course, Ottawa, September 26-27, 2011
  • Co-presenter, "From the Slow Lane to the Fast Lane of Broadband: Application of a Theory of Justice," 2011 Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Budapest, Hungary, September 18-21, 2011
  • Presenter, "Administrative Monetary Penalties," Globalization of Crime: Criminal Justice Response Seminar, Ottawa, August 7-11, 2011
  • Presenter "Corporate Governance, Compliance, Ethics and Administrative Monetary Penalties," CCCA - 2011 National Spring Conference, Hilton Toronto, Toronto, April 3-5, 2011
  • Co-presenter, "From Behind the Veil of the Unknown: Justice and Innovation in Telecommunications," 18th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Tokyo, Japan, 2010 

  • Quoted in “Careless driving cases show limits of POA”, Law Times, July 18, 2016
  • Quoted in “Dammed if you do, dammed if you don’t: the perils of self-reporting corporate misdeeds” Financial Post, April 19, 2016
  • Quoted in “Work Deaths Ruling Send a Strong Message”, The Lawyers Weekly, February 5, 2016
  • Quoted in "Canada Enters a New Phase by Stepping Up Enforcement: White Collar Crime," Lexpert, July/August 2015
  • Quoted in "Canadian Supreme Court raises standard of proof in punitive cases," Global Investigations Review, August 10, 2015
  • Quoted in "SCC upholds AMPs in case against Ottawa lawyer," Law Times, August 10, 2015
Professional Involvement
  • Member, Transparency Canada Legal Committee
  • Lecturer, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, “Trial Advocacy”
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, “Financial Crimes and Corporate Compliance”
  • Schulich School of Business, "Corporate Governance" in continuing education”
  • Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Teaching “Corporate and Financial Crimes and Compliance” and “Advanced Trial Advocacy: Empirical and Theoretical Issues”
  • Law Commission of Ontario's Advisory Group
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association Journal, Regulatory Matters – Editor
  • Regulatory Boards and Administrative Law Litigation Journal – Editor (past)
Beyond the Office
  • Retired triathlete, but still training.