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Ross McGowan is a partner of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and is National Chair of the firm's Fraud Law Practice Group. Ross provides advice to financial institutions and others relating to operations, payment systems, policy advice and regulatory compliance. In particular, Ross' practice includes a broad range of financial institution work specifically focused on provision of legal advice to financial institutions to combat loss arising from fraud. Ross has acted on matters ranging from litigation defence work of individual customer complaints to mass tort Ponzi Scheme claims. His practice includes provision of operations and compliance advice relating to design of banking systems, account agreements, policy manuals and regulatory compliance matters affecting financial institutions' operations. Ross also works with many fidelity, E. & O. and D. & O. insurer's to provide coverage and subrogation advice relating fraud losses, bondability of employees, policy design and defence of claims.
Ross has been a guest speaker at many national and regional conferences for industry groups including: The Canadian Payments Association, Payments Panorama 2010; Canadian National Institute of Internal Auditors, 2010; National Conference of Association Certified Fraud Examiners, 2009; and the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators and many others. Ross has authored numerous articles on banking, bills of exchange and fraud related topics published by: Banking and Finance Law Review; L’Expert; Canadian Bar Association National Magazine; The Advocate; and the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.. In addition, Ross has received an international film award for his work in developing an employee fraud awareness video titled "Consequences" and was recognized in Who'sWhoLegal as one of Canada’s leading business crime defence lawyers.
Ross was admitted to the British Columbia bar in 1988. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Laws in 1987. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (cum laude) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984 and previously attended the University of Victoria.