Jeremy Gellis

Member

Vancouver

(236) 317-6215

(236) 317-6702

Recent Publication:

BCSC Reaches First-Ever Settlement Agreements for 52(2) Violation [Alert]

These recent settlement agreements are the first public application of IR-related disclosure and demonstrate the BCSC’s expectations of how 52(2) will apply.

Jeremy Gellis is a member in Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice, representing clients in enforcement and securities regulatory proceedings and related litigation.

Jeremy brings over a decade of experience working in the British Columbia Securities Commission. As manager of the Litigation branch, he oversaw all of the commission’s administrative prosecutions, 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.

Jeremy’s clients benefit from his extensive experience working with securities regulators across Canada, his role as a member of the Enforcement Committee of the Canadian Securities Administrators, and his ability to create practical solutions to regulatory challenges. Jeremy has a proven track record of finding solutions to issues before they advance to an enforcement stage. 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.

News

British Columbia Securities Commission Litigation Manager Jeremy Gellis Joins Cozen O’Connor in Vancouver

June 06, 2022

Gellis joins the firm as a member and will represent clients facing securities regulatory proceedings, enforcement-related litigation, and investigation matters.

Publications

BCSC Reaches First-Ever Settlement Agreements for 52(2) Violation [Alert]

October 04, 2022

These recent settlement agreements are the first public application of IR-related disclosure and demonstrate the BCSC’s expectations of how 52(2) will apply.

BCSC Denies Driving Privileges to Enforce Securities Fraud Sanctions [Alert]

June 16, 2022

The BC Securities Commission dismissed an application to overturn a decision to deny a man a driver’s license after committing 62 counts of securities fraud.

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Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, J.D., 2000
  • University of London, LL.M., 2015
  • McGill University, B.Com, 1997