Dale Lysak



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Education & Qualifications

  • British Columbia Bar (2020)
  • California State Bar (1987)
  • LLB (McGill, 1986)
  • BA (Queen’s, 1983)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (Pearson College, 1981)

Dale Lysak has more than 30 years of experience as a litigator handling commercial disputes and other complex litigation matters in multiple jurisdictions.

Dale is an experienced litigator with extensive courtroom and trial experience. He has a background in commercial and complex litigation, representing both Fortune 500 companies and individual clients in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. His commercial and civil litigation practice includes class actions, corporate, shareholder and partnership disputes, antitrust, contract disputes, and fraud, conspiracy and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Dale practised law in San Francisco, California for 20 years. Prior to joining MLT Aikins, he worked for the United Nations in the International Co-Prosecutor’s Office at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. He was lead trial counsel in the prosecution of the two top surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, that resulted in their conviction for genocide, crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions.

  • Consultant and contributing author to Peter German report, “Dirty Money – Part 2: Turning the Tide – An Independent Review of Money Laundering in B.C. Real Estate, Luxury Vehicle Sales & Horse Racing,” (2018-2019)
  • Presenter on Evidence Collection and Analysis at International Criminal Courts (Beyond Reasonable Doubt conference, The Hague, October 2012)
  • National Programme entrance scholarship (McGill 1983-84)
  • Alexander Morris Prize, highest standing in second year law (May 1985)
  • James McGill award, Caron Memorial Award & Faculty Scholar (May 1985)
  • Dean’s Honour List, Queen’s University, Faculty of Arts & Science (1981-82)