Kenneth Jull

Kenneth Jull

Counsel

Kenneth Jull
Contact Information

Kenneth Jull

Counsel


T 416.865.2964

F 416.865.6636

E kjull@grllp.com

Education

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 2019. 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 listed in the Who’s Who Legal Investigations 2016.

Expertise

Representative Work
  • 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 
Articles and Presentations
Articles
  • Affaire SNC-Lavalin: une enquête serait pertinente, estime un expert, Le Devoir – August 2019
  • Profiting From Risk Management and Compliance (formerly Regulatory and Corporate Liability: From Due Diligence to Risk Management), Thomson Reuters, Authored by The Honourable Mr. Justice Todd L. Archibald, and Kenneth E. Jull – August 2019
  • The Total Fraud Test is Still Alive” – July 19, 2019
  • Compliance Now Counts in AntiTrust – July 12, 2019
  • Drip Pricing Case Between the Competition Bureau and Ticketmaster Settled – July 3, 2019 
  • SNC Lavalin needs to be held criminally liable, BNN Bloomberg – March 28, 2019
  • Terence Corcoran: Free SNC-Lavalin, victim of inadequate laws and political incompetence, Financial Post – March 27, 2019
  • Roadmap ahead for remediation agreements, CBC’s Power and Politics – March 27, 2019
  • Here’s a simple solution to prevent another SNC-Lavalin from happening, Toronto Star – March 26, 2019
  • Legal analysis of the roads forward for SNC Lavalin, Financial Post – March 26, 2019
  • Workplace investigations: The Elephant in the Room, CBA National – March 19, 2019
  • Deferred Prosecution Agreements, CTV National News – March 5, 2019
  • La ligne rouge a-t-elle été franchie?, Le Devoir – March 1, 2019
  • Bombshell testimony rocks the government, Power and Politics, CBC television – 
    February 28, 2019
  • SNC-Lavalin was Trudeau’s priority for new Minister of Justice, Wilson-Raybould says, The Globe and Mail – February 27, 2019
  • Testified as an expert witness on remediation (deferred prosecution) agreements before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights – February 25, 2019
  • What is Deferred Prosecution? CBC Radio – February 13, 2019
    The case for–and problem with–remediation deals like the one SNC-Lavalin wants, Maclean’s – February 11, 2019
  • Deferred Prosecution Regime in Canada: Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Ontario Chapter – February 5, 2019
  • "Investigations, Evidence, and Hearings: Learn by Watching an Experienced Witness”, Presented to the Competition Bureau – November 7, 2018
  • Atlantic Judges Conference, Stigma and Severity – September 27, 2018
  • Atlantic Judges Conference, Due Diligence: A Template – September 27, 2018
  • Inside the Mind of Parties Who Exchange Multiple Proposals Through Counsel:  (i) When is a binding commercial agreement reached? (ii) What are the tactical pros and cons of waiving solicitor client privilege? – Justipedia, September 2018
  • Presenter, “Administrative Monetary Penalties: Basic Principles,” Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada – July 18, 2018
  • Chair Conducting Internal Investigations Conference, The Canadian Institute – June 6-7, 2018
  • Canada’s Developing Self-Reporting Regime: Deferred Prosecution Agreements, Conducting Internal Investigations Conference, The Canadian Institute –  June 7, 2018
  • An Integrated Approach to Investigations: Practical Considerations, Conducting Internal Investigations Conference, The Canadian Institute – June 6, 2018
  • Leadership Competencies: What Senior Managers Need to Know: Presentation on Risk, Governance and Change Management, Schulich School of Business – June 4, 2018
  • Instructor of Schulich Executive Education Centre risk-training program that was awarded an RSA Canada Stevie award – May 14, 2018
  • Symposium on Competition Policy in the Age of Big Data Net Neutrality and Multi-sided Platforms, University of Toronto – Law and Economics Program – April 26, 2018
  • The Enforcement Response at the 2018 Federal Regulatory Law Enforcement Symposium, Ottawa – February 2018
  • Foreign bribery and Conspiracy: the Plot Thickens, Toronto Law Journal – January 2018
  • Mastering the Legal Framework for Regulatory Investigations, The Canadian Institute Conducting Fair Investigations Conference, Ottawa – January 2018
  • Investigating Corruption Across Jurisdictions, The Canadian Institute Conducting Fair Investigations Conference, Ottawa – January 2018
  • Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act: Overview, December 2017
  • The Supreme Court Decision in Lacasse: White Collar Offenders Beware; Toronto Law Journal, June 2016
  • Panellist at “Crown School”; Strategies for Managing the Prosecution Process, hosted by McMaster University, June 2016. 
  • Proportionality in Sentencing (Canada): White Collar Offenders Beware, January 2016
  • "Constitutionality of Administrative Monetary Penalties: Defining the Punitive Paradigm,"Regulatory Boards and Administrative Law Litigation, Volume XII, No. 3, 2015
  • "The Constitutionality of Administrative Monetary Penalties: Defining the Punitive Paradigm," Toronto Law Journal, September 2015
  • “Canada: judicial recognition of risk assessment, R. V. Michaud
    Co-written with Sarah Petersen, September 2015
  • The new Integrity Regime in Canada – revised debarment rules still too strict? Co-authors: Christopher Burkett, Matt Saunders, Canada – July 2015 
  • "Deferred Prosecution: Why Canada should adopt the U.K. Judicial Model," co-written with Chris Burkett, Global Compliance News, June 14, 2015
  • One million dollar fine confirms the shift of corporate criminal liability from the boardroom to the middle managers”, April 2015 
  • "Penalties that do not Punish: Administrative Monetary Penalties under the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation," Toronto Law Journal, May 2015 
  • "Global Anti-Corruption Compliance: The Role of Cultural Comparisons, "Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law Review”, Volume 31, Issue 3
  • "Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act Overview," Practical Law, January 2015
  • "Corporate Criminal Liability: Myriad Complexity in the Scope of Senior Officer," 2013 60(3) Crim. L.Q., co-author with Todd Archibald and Kent Roach
  • "Critical Developments in Corporate Criminal Liability: Understanding the New Concepts of Senior Officers, Wilful Blindness, and Agents in Foreign Jurisdictions," (2013) 60(1) Crim. L.Q., co-author with Todd Archibald and Kent Roach
  • "Chapter 3 – Canada," Mark F. Mendelsohn, ed., The Anti-Bribery and Anti- Corruption Review, London: Law Business Research Ltd., 2012
  • "From the Slow Lane to the Fast Lane of Broadband: Application of a Theory of Justice", with S. Schmidt, presented at the 2011 Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (Budapest, Hungary), September 18-21, 2011 
  • “An Empirical Approach towards a New Methodology of Impeachment” with Justice Todd Archibald (September 2011) The Advocates’ Journal 3
Articles

Presentations
  • Team Leader: 39th Annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (ITAW), Osgoode Hall Professional Development – July 11 and 13, 2018
  • Panel Member – Judicial Authorizations, RCMP Training Day
  • Guest Instructor, Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, Osgoode Hall Law School – July 11-12
  • 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 Continuing Professional Development Administrative Law Programme, November 2015
  • Lecturer on Risk Management at CBERN CEU 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
  • 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
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Professional Involvement
  • 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 – Co-Director of the Part Time LL.M. specializing in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Teaching “Corporate and Financial Crimes and Compliance” and “Advanced Trial Advocacy: Empirical and Theoretical Issues”
  • Law Commission of Ontario's Advisory Group
  • Canadian Association of Law Teachers
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association Journal, Regulatory Matters – Editor
  • Regulatory Boards and Administrative Law Litigation Journal – Editor 
Beyond the Office
  • Retired triathlete, but still training.