Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist and activist.

After graduating from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1991, Dimitri began his legal career at the Wall Street law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, first working from the firm’s New York offices and then joining the firm’s offices in Paris, France.

While working at Sullivan & Cromwell, Dimitri represented large financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, in connection with major securities offerings. One such offering was the sale to the public of Allstate Insurance Company which was, at the time, the largest initial public offering of stock in United States history.

In 2004, Dimitri joined one of Canada’s leading class action law firms, Siskinds LLP. While at Siskinds, Dimitri co-founded and led Canada’s largest and most accomplished team of securities class action lawyers. From 2004 to 2016, the Siskinds securities class actions team recovered more than $450 million for aggrieved investors.

In 2021, Dimitri joined the Toronto-based law firm, Kalloghlian Myers LLP. In 2022, Dimitri and his colleagues at Kalloghlian Myers secured a $126 million settlement in the CannTrust securities class action.

In 2012, Dimitri was selected by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada. In 2013, he was named by Canadian Business Magazine as one of the 50 most influential persons in Canadian business. Canadian Business Magazine described Dimitri as the “fiercest legal advocate for shareholder rights.” In 2023, Dimitri was nominated as one of Canadian Lawyer’s 25 most influential lawyers in Canada.

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