Jeremy Gellis is a member in Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice. He represents clients in securities regulatory investigations and related litigation before securities commissions, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada, and courts. Jeremy also conducts internal investigations for public company boards, audit committees, and special committees.
Jeremy brings over a decade of experience working at the British Columbia Securities Commission. As manager of the Litigation branch, he oversaw the commission’s administrative prosecutions and managed investigations, bringing enforcement actions for fraud, misrepresentation, unregistered trading and advising, the illegal sale of securities, insider trading, and market manipulation. Before that, Jeremy practiced as a criminal defense lawyer at two leading Vancouver firms, where he represented people accused of white collar crime.
Jeremy’s clients benefit from his extensive experience working with securities regulators across Canada, his role as a former member of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Enforcement Committee, and his ability to create practical solutions to regulatory challenges. Jeremy has a proven track record of solving issues before they advance to a prosecution. However, when litigation is necessary, Jeremy’s experience before securities commissions, all levels of British Columbia courts, and the Supreme Court of Canada are key to his clients’ success.
Jeremy received his J.D. from York University Osgoode Hall Law School, his LL.M. from the University of London, and his B.Com. in finance from McGill University.