James A. Woods, senior partner of the firm, practises in litigation and arbitration and pleads at all levels of federal and provincial courts in Ontario and Québec including the Supreme Court of Canada. Named “Litigator of the Year 2016” by Le Monde Juridique Magazine and Lexpert® 2015 as one of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada – Montréal, Corporate Commercial Litigation. Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 for his expertise in the fields of bet-the-company litigation, class action litigation, corporate and commercial litigation, director and officer liability, legal malpractice law and securities law and Best Lawyer of the Year in 2012 for the "Bet-the-Company Litigation in Montréal." Is member of the Faculty of Law and lecturer in civil litigation at McGill University. Fellow of the ACTL, LCA, FDCC and CIA (London). Member of the panel of arbitrators of the AAA, of the CBA, QBA, LSO, LSBC, LSA, LSEW, ABA, IBA, LCIA, AAJ, and CCAC. Called to the Bars of Québec, 1976; Ontario, 1979; Alberta and BC, 2006; England & Wales, 2007; Barreau Paris, 2013; and discerned Advocatus Emeritus by Québec Bar, 2013. Has acted as attorney or arbitrator either as President or Member of Arbitration Tribunal in commercial and international arbitrations, either ad hoc or ICC.