Brian H. Greenspan, Founding Chair
Greenspan Humphrey Lavine
15 Bedford Road
Brian Greenspan is a partner in the Toronto firm Greenspan, Humphrey, Lavine. He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1968 and his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1971. He was awarded the Laidlaw Foundation Fellowship and received his LL.M. from the London School of Economics in 1972. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1974. He taught The Administration of Criminal Justice at Osgoode Hall Law School from 1977 to 1984 and was a special lecturer in Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto Law School from 1984 to 1998. He was a member of the faculty of the Federation of Law Societies Criminal Law Program from 1979 to 1998.
He was President of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association Ontario from 1989 to 1993 and was the founding Chair of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers from 1992 to 1996. He was a member of the Ontario Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee from 1997 to 1999. He is a member of the President’s International Advisory Council of the University of Toronto, a member of the Ontario Regional Committee of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute, a Special Advisor to The Association In Defence of the Wrongly Convicted, a member of the Ontario Securities Commission Enforcement Advisory Committee and a member of the Society for the Reform of the Criminal Law.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and in 2002 was awarded the Douglas K. Laidlaw Medal for excellence in oral advocacy. He has been recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the most frequently recommended leading practitioners in Commercial Crime; as one of the leading lawyers in White Collar Crime in The Guide To The Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, is named in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers in Business Crime and in The Best Lawyers in Canada.