Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP | Complex Litigation Law Firm | Dominic Auld
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Dominic  J. Auld

EDUCATION

Lewis and Clark Law School
J.D., Dean's List, 1998

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
B.A., honours, 1992

ADMISSIONS

New York (1998)

U.S. District Courts:
  • S.D.N.Y. (2011)
  • E.D.N.Y. (2011)

RECOGNITION

  • Selected as "Super Lawyer"
    by Thomson Reuters
  • Recommended in Securities
    Litigation by Legal 500
Dominic J. Auld
Partner
CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: 212-789-1344
Fax: 212-205-3964
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Dominic J. Auld has over a decade's worth of experience in prosecuting large-scale securities and investment lawsuits.

Dominic J. Auld has over a decade’s worth of experience advising clients in large-scale securities and investment-related lawsuits.  In 2015, Dominic was honored as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of securities litigation by Super Lawyer awards, marking his second consecutive year receiving that distinction.  He has also been “recommended” in the field of securities litigation by the Legal 500.

Dominic leads the Firm’s International Litigation Practice, in which he manages BFA’s representation of institutional investors in securities and investment-related cases filed outside the United States. Consequently, Dominic also takes a leadership role in managing the Firm's outreach to pension systems and sovereign wealth funds outside the United States -- regularly advising clients in Europe, Australia, Asia and across his home country of Canada.

Dominic is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics such as Corporate Governance, Shareholder Activism, Fiduciary Duty, Corporate Misconduct, and International Class and Collective Litigation. As a result of his expertise in these areas, he has become a sought-after commentator for issues concerning public pension funds, listed corporations, and securities and market regulation.

Dominic is also a regular speaker at law and investment conferences, including most recently the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights and Osgoode Hall Investor Recovery Conference in 2015, as well as the IMF (Australia) Shareholder Class Action Conference in Sydney and the Annual International Bar Association meeting in Dubai. Additionally, Dominic is frequently quoted in newspapers such as The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, USA Today, The Times of London, The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, and trade publications like Global Pensions, OP Risk and Regulation, The Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Investments and Pensions Europe, Professional Pensions, and Benefits Canada.

Dominic is the author of various articles of interest to his client base, including a recent analysis of recovery options in Japan for Law360 ("A Look at Shareholder Remedies in Japan," June 15, 2016), and a piece on custodian bank fees and their impacts on pension funds globally in Nordic Regions Pensions and Investment News magazine.  He was also interviewed by Corporate Counsel for a feature article on rogue trading.  Dominic is on the front-line of reforming the corporate environment, driving improved accountability and responsibility for the benefit of clients, the financial markets and the public as a whole.

Prior to founding the firm, Dominic was a Partner of Labaton Sucharow LLP.  Dominic also practiced securities litigation at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, where he began his career as a member of the team responsible for prosecuting the landmark WorldCom action which resulted in a settlement of more than $6 billion. He also has a great deal of experience working directly with institutional clients affected by securities fraud; he worked extensively with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan as it led securities actions In re Nortel Networks Corporation Securities Litigation, In re Williams Securities Litigation and In re Biovail Corporation Securities Litigation – cases that settled for a total of more than $1.7 billion.