Brendan O'Grady

Brendan O'Grady

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Brendan O'Grady is a senior associate advising on complex litigation and arbitration matters. He is a member of Baker McKenzie's North American Litigation & Government Enforcement Practice Group in Toronto.

Practice Focus

Brendan works closely with clients in the transportation, chemicals and technology sectors. He is regularly engaged in specialized contract disputes and all manner of commercial matters involving negligence, misrepresentation, fraud and economic tort actions.

Brendan has represented state-owned and private companies in international and domestic arbitration.

Brendan has acted in multi-jurisdictional class proceedings involving allegations of anti-competitive activity, securities misrepresentations, privacy breaches, product liability, employment standards and consumer protection.

Brendan works with Baker McKenzie's global team in executing cross-border legal strategies, including defence of concurrent class proceedings, prosecution of international fraud and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a global engineering firm in numerous venues facing allegations of negligence and claims for damages of nearly USD 600 million.

  • Represented an international bank in a letter of credit dispute.

  • Represented a US railway in commercial arbitration concerning disputed tariff obligations.

  • Represented a central Asian mining company in UNCITRAL arbitration at the Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration.

  • Represented a US social media company to protect the anonymity of its users.

  • Represented a Japanese electrical components manufacturer in multi-jurisdictional class proceedings involving alleged price-fixing.

  • Advised London-based counsel in one of the UK's first ever class proceedings.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Bar Association
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Young & International Associate
  • Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners
  • Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Law Society of Ontario


  • Ontario~Canada (2014)


  • University of Western Ontario (JD) (2013)
  • Queen's University (MA) (2009)
  • Queen's University (BA, Honours) (2008)